Los Angeles, you may have a Houston problem.
In Houston, a regional sports network owned by cable giant
Now Comcast SportsNet Houston is in bankruptcy, the owners are bickering in court and DirecTV and others are still nowhere near deals to carry it.
Because the deep-pocketed Dodgers own 100% of SportsNet LA, the new TV home for the team, there is little risk of bankruptcy. But a lot of fans may still miss the games.
DirecTV, in particular, is being very vocal about the cost of carrying SportsNet LA. With 1.2 million subscribers (almost 30% of the the Los Angeles market), landing DirecTV is crucial SportsNet LA.
To be sure, negotiations won't really heat up until the eve of the regular season. When Time Warner Cable was cutting deals for SportsNet, the channel it launched last year that is home to the
SportsNet LA officially launched Tuesday night. The network announced that
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