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Time Warner Cable cuts employees from local sports operations

Time Warner Cable has notified dozens of employees around the country who were involved in local operations, primarily covering high school sports, that they would be losing their jobs, including in Southern California.

A spokeswoman based in Southern California said in an email:

“While the decision to make changes in our local sports operations was a difficult one, it was strictly about better utilizing our resources. SoCal 101 will continue to honor its existing sports programming commitments and continue to provide in-depth coverage of the CIF. During a transition period, we may have to slightly adjust our programming schedule.”

Time Warner Cable has agreements with the California Interscholastic Federation, the governing body for high school sports, to cover state championships and with the Los Angeles City Section to cover regular-season and championship events.

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It’s expected that Time Warner Cable will likely hire outside contractors to produce and broadcast some events.

Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com


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