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Time Warner Cable to televise final six Dodgers games on local TV

Kershaw back on TV
Millions of Dodgers fans have been unable to see much of what pitcher Clayton Kershaw and the team has accomplished because Time Warner Cable is the only major pay-TV distributor in the region that offers Sports Net LA, which carries the games.
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Time Warner Cable has agreed to broadcast the final week of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ regular season baseball on local broadcast station KDOC.

The move -- in a show of goodwill to Los Angeles area baseball fans -- enables millions of viewers throughout the region to watch the final six games of the regular season. The Dodgers are locked in a tight race to clinch the National League West Division title.

For much of the season, millions of Dodgers fans have been unable to see much of the action because Time Warner Cable is the only major pay-TV distributor in the region that offers sports channel Sports Net LA, which carries the Dodgers games.

On Monday, Time Warner Cable said it has secured an agreement to broadcast the final week of Dodger games, beginning on Sept. 22, on the independent broadcast station KDOC. Legendary broadcaster Vin Scully will call the games.

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KDOC is carried by cable and satellite operators, including DirecTV, Dish Network, Charter Communications, Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-Verse.

Fans who do not have a pay-TV subscription can receive the station over the air with an antenna.

The final six games, including a series against rival San Francisco Giants, could determine whether the Dodgers make the post-season playoffs and have a chance to win the World Series. The games also will be simulcast on the cable channel owned by the Dodgers, SportsNet LA.

“Time Warner Cable is part of this community and we’re Dodger fans too,” said Dinni Jain, Time Warner Cable’s chief operating officer. “Angelenos love their Dodgers, and we’re happy to give them a way to watch their beloved team during this pennant chase.”
Twitter: @MegJamesLAT

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