Time Warner Cable SportsChannel

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Time Warner Cable SportsChannel (TWCSC), also known under the corporate names TWC Networks, is the collective name for a group of regional sports networks in the United States that are primarily owned and operated by Charter Communications through its acquisition of Time Warner Cable in May 2016.

Each of the networks carry regional broadcasts of sporting events from various professional, collegiate and high school sports teams (with broadcasts typically exclusive to each individual network, although some are shown on more than one TWCSC network within a particular team's designated market area), along with regional and national sports discussion, documentary and analysis programs. In addition, to each local channel, TWC operates Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable Deportes and Time Warner Cable SportsNet LA.

Depending on their individual team rights, some TWCSC outlets maintain overflow feeds available via digital cable channels in their home markets, which may provide alternate programming when not used to carry game broadcasts that the main feed cannot carry due to scheduling conflicts. TWCSC's business operations are based in New York City, New York and Los Angeles, California.

Networks

Channel Owner Region served Team/conference broadcast rights Notes
Time Warner Cable Sports Channel Time Warner Cable Kansas City metropolitan area
Lincoln, Nebraska
Kansas Jayhawks sports
Big 12 Conference sports
Missouri Valley Conference sports
Summit League sports
NAIA sports
Time Warner Cable SportsChannel Time Warner Cable Ohio
parts of northern Kentucky
western Pennsylvania
Columbus Crew (MLS)
Columbus Clippers (IL)
Toledo Mud Hens (IL)
Dayton Flyers basketball
Miami RedHawks hockey
Mid-American Conference college football and basketball
Ohio High School Athletic Association sports
Network maintains separate feeds for Cleveland, Akron-Canton and Youngstown, Columbus and Mid-Ohio, Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, and Dayton, due to broadcasting restrictions imposed by sports leagues and conferences.
Time Warner Cable Sports Channel Time Warner Cable Upstate New York Buffalo Bisons (IL)
Rochester Knighthawks (NLL)
Rochester Razorsharks (PBL)
Rochester Red Wings (IL)
Rochester Rhinos (USL)
New York Mets (MLB)
(via WPIX/New York City)
Rochester Americans (AHL)
Syracuse Chiefs (IL)
Syracuse Crunch (AHL)
New York Knicks (NBA)
(via MSG Network)
Eastern College Athletic Conference hockey
Syracuse Orange football, basketball and lacrosse
Buffalo Bulls football (home games only)
Canisius Golden Griffins hockey and basketball
Niagara Purple Eagles hockey and basketball
RIT Tigers ice hockey
Colgate Raiders sports
Network maintains separate feeds for Rochester, Syracuse, Watertown, Binghamton and Buffalo, due to broadcasting restrictions imposed by sports leagues and conferences.
Time Warner Cable Sports Channel Time Warner Cable Wisconsin Milwaukee Panthers sports
Time Warner Cable SportsNet
Time Warner Cable Deportes
Los Angeles Lakers (50%)
Time Warner Cable (50%)
Southern California
Central California
Las Vegas Valley
Hawaii
Los Angeles Lakers (NBA)
Los Angeles Sparks (WNBA)
Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS)
Launched in October 2012, these regional sports networks (each respectively broadcasting in English and Spanish) were formed out of a 20-year broadcast agreement signed by the Lakers and Time Warner Cable (the primary cable operator in most of Southern California) on February 14, 2011, in which all Lakers games not slated to be nationally televised by ABC or TNT would air locally on two new channels, each with separate English and Spanish-language broadcast teams. The two networks are also available on Cox Communications, Charter Communications, DirecTV, AT&T U-verse, and Verizon FIOS.
Time Warner Cable SportsNet LA Guggenheim Baseball Management (50%)
Time Warner Cable (50%)
Greater Los Angeles Area
Coachella Valley
Hawaii
Los Angeles Dodgers (MLB) Launched in April 2014, SportsNet LA was formed out of a 25-year broadcast agreement signed by the Dodgers and Time Warner Cable on January 28, 2013, in which all Dodgers games not nationally televised by Fox or ESPN would air locally on a dedicated network.[1]
Time Warner Cable Sports Channel Texas FC Dallas (MLS)
Dallas Sidekicks (MASL)
Subfeeds: Dallas / Waco, Austin / San Antonio.
Time Warner Cable Sports Channel North Carolina
South Carolina
Subfeeds: Charlotte, Raleigh, Columbia.

See also

References

  1. Mike Axisa (January 28, 2013). "Dodgers announce deal with Time Warner, launch of SportsNet LA". CBS Sports. CBS Interactive. Retrieved April 16, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>