Time Warner Cable has inked a 20-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers to distribute the basketball team’s games beginning with the 2012-13 season. In conjunction with the pact, TWC will launch two regional sports networks in HD, one of them in Spanish, which will carry all Lakers games. In Lakers’ territory, which includes all of Southern California, Nevada and Hawaii, the 2 nets will be available to all satellite, cable and telco providers. Locally, TWC will take over for CBS-owned KCAL-TV, which airs Lakers’ road games, and Fox Sports Net, which carries the home games.
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