Time Warner Cable Sports Channel (Wisconsin)

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Time Warner Cable Sports Channel
Time Warner Cable SportsNet logo.png
Launched February 2007
Owned by Time Warner Cable
(possible sale to Charter Communications ongoing)
Broadcast area Milwaukee, Wisconsin & surrounding areas, Northeast Wisconsin
Formerly called Time Warner Sports Milwaukee (February 2007-June 2008), Time Warner Cable Sports 32 (June 2008-January 2013)
Website Milwaukee
Green Bay
Availability
Cable
Time Warner Cable Milwaukee, Green Bay, Appleton systems 32 (SD)
1332 (HD)

Time Warner Cable Sports Channel is a regional sports network operated by the Milwaukee and Eastern Wisconsin cable franchise of Time Warner Cable. Broadcasting on Channel 32 exclusively on Time Warner systems in the Milwaukee and Green Bay/Fox Cities areas, the channel launched in February 2007. This is not to be confused with WACY, Green Bay's actual broadcast Channel 32, which airs on TWC channel 83 on Northeastern Wisconsin systems.

Currently the channel features a mix of local sports roundtable discussion shows, UW-Milwaukee Panthers sporting events, programs featuring the former sports directors of several local television stations and newspapers, coaches' shows, high school sports, and other minor professional sports within the Milwaukee and Green Bay franchise areas of Time Warner Cable. The channel airs the OnTV4U informercial network during the overnight hours. Until 2013 the network also aired Marquette Golden Eagles sports, including men's college basketball games from ESPN Plus, rebroadcasts of ESPN Marquette games, other Marquette sports, and archived Marquette sports programming; this was discontinued that year due to the new Big East Conference contract with Fox Sports 1 which will see some games sub-licensed to Fox Sports Wisconsin locally, and the athletic department considering taking their coach's shows online-only or discontinuing them altogether.[1]

On March 28, 2014, Comcast, which is purchasing Time Warner Cable, announced that as a condition of the merger, Time Warner Cable's Wisconsin markets, along with Comcast's lone Wisconsin system in Manitowoc, would be sold to Charter Communications or be operated by Charter in a "spin-off" company. It is unknown if the sale goes through how TWCSC would be affected by the sale to Charter, which would hold the vast majority of Wisconsin's cable homes; Fox Sports Wisconsin launched an "alternate feed" channel in 2012 which has continually added content as time went on which is supported by both Charter and Time Warner. Charter has only operated only one sports network in its history, a joint venture with Comcast, Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast which went off the air in May 2014 in the wake of the launch of ESPN's SEC Network.[2]

Programming[edit]

The following shows are broadcast and produced by Time Warner Cable SportsChannel:

  • The Roundtable – A roundtable show featuring TWC SportsChannel's Sports Director Dennis Krause and state sports journalists. Airs weeknights.
  • Dennis Krause Show - A half-hour profile show with Krause interviewing sports coaches and former Wisconsin sports greats.
  • Sports32 Weekly – Weekly round-up of high school, college, or professional, premieres Tuesdays.
  • Timber Rattlers Field Pass - Program featuring stories, news and profiles involving Appleton's minor league baseball team, the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.
  • The Rob Jeter Show – Official weekly coach's show for Milwaukee men's basketball coach Rob Jeter, with Bill Johnson.
  • The Keith Tozer Show – A weekly show involving the XSL indoor soccer league and the Milwaukee Wave, featuring Wave coach Keith Tozer, with Dennis Krause.

The following sporting events are carried by Sports32:

Other shows that air on Sports32:

  • Milwaukee Admirals All-Access
  • Milwaukee Iron Coach's Show
  • Sidelines
  • On the Water Adventures
  • Hunter's Exchange
  • John Gillespies Waters & Woods
  • Midwest Classic Golf with Tom Sutton
  • Raceline

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kirchen, Rich (19 September 2013). "Buzz Williams show, MU games exit Time Warner SportsChannel". The Business Journal of Milwaukee. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  2. ^ Diana Barr and Rich Kirchen (28 April 2013). "Charter buying Time Warner Cable systems in Milwaukee, Green Bay from Comcast". The Business Journal of Milwaukee. Retrieved 1 May 2014. 

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