|Launched||February 25, 2014|
|Owned by||Guggenheim Baseball Management
Time Warner Cable
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)
|Broadcast area||Greater Los Angeles area
Las Vegas Valley
|Headquarters||El Segundo, California|
|Sister channel(s)||Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable Deportes|
SportsNet LA (branded as Time Warner Cable SportsNet LA) is a regional sports network that launched on February 25, 2014. The network serves the Los Angeles metropolitan area, the Coachella Valley, the Las Vegas Valley, and Hawaii, and will serve as the broadcast home of the Los Angeles Dodgers. It is jointly owned by the Dodgers and the Southern California division of Time Warner Cable.
In late-2012, Fox Sports' exclusive period for negotiating a new broadcast deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers, ended. Reports indicated that the team was negotiating with other potential broadcasters, such as the recently-established Time Warner Cable SportsNet, or establishing an in-house network with Dick Clark Productions, a television production company founded by the late Dick Clark that was recently bought by the Dodgers' new parent company, Guggenheim Partners.
On January 22, 2013, the Los Angeles Times reported that Time Warner Cable had signed a deal to partner with the Dodgers to form a new regional sports network, which would be majority-owned by the team. On January 28, the Dodgers and Time Warner Cable officially signed a 25-year broadcast agreement valued at over $7 billion, subject to the approval of Major League Baseball, which would see the establishment of a new channel known as SportsNet LA. The deal ends a long-standing broadcast partnership with Fox Sports West, which has aired Dodgers games on its Prime Ticket channel since the 1997 MLB season.
Following the approval of the Dodgers television deal, the team officially announced on January 16, 2014 that SportsNet LA would launch on February 25, the eve of spring training and that all of the Dodgers' spring training games will be televised by the new network. At least 75 games broadcast by the network in the 2014 season will be simulcast in Spanish; the network does plan to eventually televise all its games in Spanish in the future. While the network is not directly branded with the Dodgers' name, its logo incorporates a depiction of the Dodgers' interlocking "LA" insignia; team co-owner Todd Boehly stated that the decision was "something [Time Warner Cable] thought was really valuable to their brand. We have the flexibility to sit down and evolve the name over time."
When the network officially launched on February 25 it was only available on Time Warner Cable systems in Los Angeles and Bright House Networks in Bakersfield. Other cable and satellite operators were initially not carrying the network due to disputes over the carriage fees being asked for by Time Warner.
In August 2013, the Dodgers confirmed that long-time, Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully would retain his traditional role as commentator for Dodgers games in California and Arizona on SportsNet LA. The 2014 MLB season will mark his 65th as a baseball commentator.
On January 22, 2014, further information about SportsNet LA's talent was announced; games not called by Scully will be handled by Charlie Steiner (play-by-play) and Orel Hershiser (color commentary) with Alanna Rizzo as a field reporter. Rizzo, formerly of MLB Network, will also host the pre- and post-game show from Dodger Stadium. Former baseball players Nomar Garciaparra and Jerry Hairston, Jr. (as well as Hershiser on days he isn't announcing) will be part of the pre- and post-game broadcasts. Former KABC-TV anchor John Hartung will serve as a studio host.
SportsNet LA, unlike its predecessors, Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable Deportes, does not feature any content other than team oriented programming. SportsNet LA is an exclusive 24-hour Dodger Network. 
In addition to live coverage of Dodger games, such original programming on SportsNet LA includes:
- Access SportsNet: Dodgers is the Dodgers flagship pre- and post-game show, and also airs as a standalone nightly program on off days and during spring training. The show debuted on February 25, 2014. 
- Backstage: Dodgers, a weekly half-hour series chronicling the Dodgers' games, players and executives from a behind-the-scenes perspective for the entire Dodger season. The show premiered on February 25, 2014. 
- Dodgers Clubhouse is a half-hour weekly show displaying all the characteristics of the ball club. This includes one-on-one interviews with dodger manager, Don Mattingly and many other special features. 
- Larry King at Bat is an hour-long interview show hosted by Larry King that will premiere on March 18.
- Leadoff LA is a half-hour pre-game analysis show for the entire season. This show includes discussions from Dodger experts and analysts. 
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- Weisman, Jon (January 22, 2014). "SportsNet LA officially set for February 25 launch".
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