02 Sep Charter To Air Six Dodger Games On Broadcast Station KTLA5
Simulcast of Dodger Games Airing on KTLA to Commence with ‘Vin Scully Appreciation Day’ On Friday, September 23rd at 6:15 p.m. PT
Consumers Without Access to SportsNet LA Will Have a Unique Chance to Preview the Award-Winning Network
Sept. 2, 2016 – Charter today announced it has secured an agreement to broadcast six Dodger games on KTLA5, including ‘Vin Scully Appreciation Day’ and the final series of the 2016 regular season against the San Francisco Giants. KTLA5, Tribune Broadcasting’s Los Angeles television station, is available on Channel 5. Charter customers have 24/7 access to SportsNet LA.
“At Charter, we’re focused on delivering the best sports entertainment possible through networks such as SportsNet LA,” said Michael Bair, Executive Vice President, Spectrum Networks. “This award-winning network is only available today through Charter, and providing this preview during Vin Scully’s last few games is a great way to allow all Dodger fans to enjoy the legendary announcer as he closes out his iconic career. We’re also looking forward to showcasing the network as a way to remind all Dodger fans who don’t subscribe to Charter what they’re missing.”
“In Los Angeles, there’s no greater sports franchise than the Los Angeles Dodgers, and in the history of baseball, there’s been no greater voice than the incomparable Vin Scully,” said Don Corsini, KTLA5’s President and General Manager. “We thank Charter and the entire Los Angeles Dodgers organization for the unique opportunity to honor the Dean of Sports Broadcasters, and share these iconic Dodgers games and moments with our entire KTLA5 Southern California community.”
Beginning Friday, September 23rd at 6:15 p.m. PT, Charter will simulcast the first of six Los Angeles Dodgers games featuring the iconic Vin Scully, on SportsNet LA and KTLA5. The telecast on September 23rd will also feature the live pregame ceremony honoring Scully. The Dodgers will face the Rockies two other times during the final homestand of the regular season on September 24th (6:00 p.m. PT) and 25th (12:30 p.m. PT). SportsNet LA and KTLA5 will then simulcast the final series of the regular season when the Dodgers visit the San Francisco Giants on September 30th (7:00 p.m. PT), October 1st (12:30 p.m. PT) and October 2nd (11:30 a.m. PT). *Times listed above represent when coverage begins on KTLA5.
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