A deal has been reached between Fox Sports San Diego and Time Warner Cable for carriage of the sports network, set to begin March 30, FOX Sports announced Monday.
The agreement will most notably end the drought of live broadcasts of San Diego Padres games for many cable subscribers around the county.
Fox Sports San Diego launched in 2012 for Cox Communications cable customers and satellite TV subscribers, but Time Warner (NYSE: TWC) had been left out of the loop as the network and provider could not come to terms. To the ire of many Padres fans living in the northern areas of the city and county of San Diego, where Time Warner Cable is commonly the offering, the network was left off Time Warner's lineup for two Padres seasons.
The channel position for the network on Time Warner Cable systems will be announced at a later date, according to Fox Sports San Diego.
"We're happy for the many Padres fans who are Time Warner Cable customers who now will be able to follow their hometown baseball team on TV all season long," Henry Ford, senior vice president and general manager of Fox Sports San Diego, said in a statement.
Jennifer Chun, senior vice president of content acquisition for Time Warner Cable, said in a statement that the cable provider is pleased to reach a long-term agreement with Fox Sports, but did not provide details on just how long, or how much money was involved.
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