DirecTV Lakers games will now be available for the first time this year. Yesterday DirecTV reached a deal with Time Warner Cable’s Sportsnet channel to carry Los Angeles Lakers games for the future. After a long delay in negotiations the two sides have come to an agreement for DirecTV to carry not only SportsNet and their Spanish sister Deportes.
Not only is getting SportsNet a win-win for both Time Warner and DirecTV, but it becomes a winning situation for businesses throughout California. The Lakers have long been the most popular team in California since “Showtime” began in the early 1980s with the drafting of Magic Johnson. Since this popularity the Lakers have been the most popular sports franchise in California, but arguably nationwide over the last 30 years.
With over 1.7 million subscribers in Southern California, DirecTV’s addition of SportsNet is a major plus for the company as it is the most popular sports channel in Southern California. Without the Lakers, many nursing homes, restaurants and bars have been getting complaints from longtime Lakers fans that have not been able to see some of the first games of the NBA season. With the addition of Sportsnet on Thursday afternoon, DirecTV customers can now see Lakers games and many other sporting events shown on this channel.
With this new agreement all DirecTV is making SportsNet and Deportes available to all of its subscribers, rather than putting the sports package on a specialty tier that many other sports packages are currently on.
As one of DirecTV’s largest commercial dealers, SeniorTV is happy to offer both SportsNet and Deportes to facilities throughout California. For those interested in learning about are options please visit our website at seniortv.com or call us today at 1-800-890-7770.