Time Warner Cable Sports Unveils Regional Sports Networks’ Launch Plans

Time Warner Cable Sports today unveiled launch plans for the company’s

two new regional sports networks debuting on October 1, 2012 to serve

Southern California-area sports fans. The networks, branded Time

Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable Deportes, will

deliver the region’s most comprehensive sports information,

complementing a year-round schedule of more than 120 live sports events

as the new exclusive local homes of the Los Angeles Lakers, LA Galaxy

and Los Angeles Sparks.

Beginning with the 2012-13 NBA season, the networks’ exclusive game

coverage will include full seasons of Lakers, Galaxy and Sparks games,

as well as CIF high school regular season and playoff contests. This is

the first time in history that all locally televised Lakers games will

be available on one network. Beyond live game coverage, Time Warner

Cable Sports is creating a daily programming schedule to give local

sports fans comprehensive in-depth coverage, fresh opinions and

behind-the-scenes insight into their favorite local teams and


“We are building Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable

Deportes from the ground up to be the new homes for Southern California

sports fans,” said Time Warner Cable Sports President David Rone. “Our

networks are created around live coverage of some of the region’s

signature franchises and represent a 24/7 commitment to give fans more

access and insight than they have ever seen before.”

Added Mark Shuken, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Time

Warner Cable Sports Regional Networks, “Because Southern California is

home to some of the most intensely loyal fans in the country, we’re

developing these networks from the fans’ perspective and investing in

the technology and talent needed to respect that passion. Whether in

their living rooms or on the go, fans will always be able to follow

their local teams with our multiplatform coverage.”

Recognizing the importance of Hispanic consumers in Southern California,

Time Warner Cable Sports is launching Time Warner Cable Deportes, the

nation’s first Spanish-language regional sports network. Time Warner

Cable Deportes will broadcast all local Lakers and Galaxy games entirely

in Spanish – also a first. To bring this unique and customized

experience to its audience, Time Warner Cable Deportes will feature

separate production teams, Spanish-speaking talent and a distinct

graphics package. Additionally, Time Warner Cable Deportes has built a

dedicated team that will oversee the production of original programming

including daily local sports news, a daily soccer news show and coverage

of other sports including boxing and lucha libre.

Southern California sports fans will see a talented mix of familiar and

new on-air game and news personalities, including Lakers broadcasters Stu

Lantz and Bill Macdonald on Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Adrian

Garcia Marquez and Francisco Pinto on Time Warner Cable

Deportes. Also joining the networks are two noted and highly experienced

sports journalists. Studio host Andy Adler, formerly of KNBC and

WNYW, will anchor nightly studio programming from the networks’ new

state-of-the-art technical facility and Heidi Watney, former

reporter for the Boston Red Sox and NESN, will report on and interview

teams, athletes and fans while on-the-scene.

The networks are employing the latest technology to give fans on the go

the most current coverage and updates in English and Spanish. Both

networks will feature live in-market game streaming to personal

computers and mobile devices, and an integrated interactive social media

experience catering to the unique passions that make sports a community


For more information about Time Warner Cable SportsNet, visit www.twcsportsnet.com

and for more information about Time Warner Cable Deportes, visit www.twcdeportes.com.

About Time Warner Cable

Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) is among the largest providers of

video, high-speed data and voice services in the United States,

connecting more than 15 million customers to entertainment, information

and each other. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers data, video and

voice services to businesses of all sizes, cell tower backhaul services

to wireless carriers and, through its NaviSite subsidiary, managed and

outsourced information technology solutions and cloud services. Time

Warner Cable Media, the advertising arm of Time Warner Cable, offers

national, regional and local companies innovative advertising solutions.

More information about the services of Time Warner Cable is available at www.timewarnercable.com,



and www.twcmedia.com.