Spectrum Sports

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Spectrum Sports (SS), also known under the corporate names Spectrum Networks, or Charter Sports Regional 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. Charter also operates two other channels under the alternative name Spectrum SportsNet. The channels previously were branded as either Time Warner Cable Sports Channel or Time Warner Cable SportsNet.

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 SS network within a particular team's designated market area), along with regional and national sports discussion, documentary and analysis programs.

Depending on their individual team rights, some SS 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. SS' business operations are based in New York City, New York and Los Angeles, California.

Networks[edit]

Channel Owner Region served Team/conference broadcast rights Notes
Spectrum Sports (Carolinas) Charter North Carolina,
South Carolina
Subfeeds: Charlotte, Raleigh, Columbia.
Spectrum Sports (Florida) Charter Florida
Spectrum Sports (Kansas City) Charter Kansas City metropolitan area,
Lincoln, Nebraska
Kansas Jayhawks sports
Big 12 Conference sports
Missouri Valley Conference sports
Summit League sports
NAIA sports
Spectrum Sports (Ohio) Charter 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.
Spectrum Sports (New York) Charter 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.
Spectrum Sports (Texas) Charter Texas FC Dallas (MLS)
Dallas Sidekicks (MASL)
High School Football (UIL)
Subfeeds: Dallas / Waco, Austin / San Antonio.
Spectrum Sports (Wisconsin) Charter Wisconsin Milwaukee Panthers sports
Spectrum SportsNet
Spectrum Deportes
Los Angeles Lakers (50%)
Charter (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 on February 14, 2011, which includes all Lakers games not slated to be nationally televised. The two networks are also available on Cox Communications, DirecTV, AT&T U-verse, and Frontier FiOS. But it's not available on Dish Network and Verizon Fios
Spectrum SportsNet LA
Spectrum Deportes LA
Guggenheim Baseball Management (50%)
Charter (50%)
Greater Los Angeles Area,
Coachella Valley,
Hawaii
Los Angeles Dodgers (MLB) Launched in February 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 would air locally on the network.[1] Network is currently not available on satellite or other cable systems.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Mike Axisa (January 28, 2013). "Dodgers announce deal with Time Warner, launch of SportsNet LA". CBS Sports. CBS Interactive. Retrieved April 16, 2015.