Spectrum Deportes Will No Longer Be Available in the Los Angeles Area

Spanish language cable TV channel Spectrum Deportes will no longer be available for the Los Angeles metro area, according to a Los Angeles Times report. Spectrum Deportes was an experiment for the company, the first 24-hour all Spanish language regional sports network, airing Los Angeles Lakers and LA Galaxy games among other programming.

More from the LA Times:

“As with any network, we are constantly evaluating our programming to provide our viewers with content they want to see,” Charter said Monday night in a statement. “While we never expected Lakers and Galaxy games to have equal viewership on Spectrum SportsNet and Spectrum Deportes, the [Spanish-language] network averaged less than a few thousand viewers per season since its launch.”

The channel will cease operations Aug. 15.

Spectrum SportsNet, the exclusive English-language home for the popular Los Angeles Lakers and Spectrum Deportes’s sister channel, will continue airing. Other regional sports networks for the area include Fox Sports West and Prime Ticket, which offer coverage of all the other teams in the area based in both Los Angeles and Anaheim.

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Regional Sports Networks on Cable TV in Pismo Beach, CA

Though the Central California Coast allows plenty of opportunity to be outside, from the beaches to the bluffs and perfect weather just about year-round, sometimes you just want to stay in and watch sports. The best way to do that is with Spectrum cable TV in Pismo Beach, CA, bringing you all the regional sports networks for the area. You’ll get coverage of the closest teams from the Los Angeles metro area, on four regional sports networks available at the best value with Spectrum cable TV.

Here are the four regional sports networks available on cable TV in Pismo Beach, and the teams they cover:

Spectrum Deportes – The Spanish-language version of Spectrum SportsNet Los Angeles is the home of Spanish-language coverage of the Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA.

Spectrum SportsNet – Formerly known as Time-Warner SportsNet, this is the exclusive English-language home of the most popular team in town, the storied Los Angeles Lakers.

FSN West – Also known as Fox Sports West, FSN West is the cable TV home of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the Los Angeles Kings, bringing American league baseball and NHL hockey to fans in Pismo Beach.

Prime Ticket – The sister station to FSN West, Prime Ticket is the home of LA’s other basketball team, the Los Angeles Clippers.

Stay tuned at the TV, Internet, and Phone Blog for other coverage of regional sports networks, high speed internet services, and where to find what you want to watch, updated twice weekly.

Where to Watch the Lakers in Glendale, CA

The most popular sports team in the Los Angeles area, including Glendale, CA, is the Los Angeles Lakers. With a long history of basketball success ranging back to the early 1970s with Jerry West, Elgin Baylor, and Wilt Chamberlain, through the Showtime teams featuring Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Magic Johnson, through 2000s success with Shaq and Kobe and Pau Gasol, the Lakers inspire rabid loyalty among fans. That’s why it’s important when picking a cable TV package in Glendale, CA to choose one that has the right channels to view the Lakers on TV.

As a nationally popular team with a huge fanbase, the Lakers appear often on ESPN and related channels, as well as ABC on broadcast TV. But for local Los Angeles area audiences, every game that isn’t nationally broadcast is also available on Spectrum SportsNet. Spectrum SportsNet is associated with Spectrum cable TV in Glendale, so you’ll be sure with Spectrum cable TV there are no conflicts as with other providers where Spectrum SportsNet is dropped from the lineup. Spanish language broadcasts are also available on Spectrum Deportes.

SportsNet, formerly known as Time-Warner SportsNet before Time-Warner merged with Charter and became Spectrum, is also the regional sports network home of the Los Angeles Dodgers. In the Los Angeles area including Glendale, SportsNet is available in high definition on channel 789.

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Watch the Lakers on Cable TV in Long Beach, CA

While there is some debate over the most popular baseball team or hockey team in the Los Angeles area, with the Dodgers and Angels and Kings and Ducks battling for supremacy, there is no debate who the most popular sports team is overall in the area, and that’s the Los Angeles Lakers. With a storied, winning history from the days of Elgin Baylor, Jerry West and Wilt Chamberlain through the Showtime era with Magic and Kareem, up through their recent dynasty led by Kobe Bryant, the Lakers embody the glitz and glamour of the LA area.

If you want to watch the Lakers in Long Beach, CA when they’re not on a national TV broadcast, you need to have Spectrum SportsNet, formerly known as Time Warner Cable SportsNet. On Long Beach cable TV, the best bet for watching Spectrum SportsNet and its equivalent Spanish-language channel Spectrum Deportes, is with the cable company that’s right in the name, Spectrum in Long Beach, CA.

In the past, there have been some disputes with other cable TV providers over whether Spectrum SportsNet would appear in their lineups, so if you want to be sure to be able to catch every Lakers home and away game that’s not on national TV, the best bet is with Spectrum cable TV.

Here is the Lakers SportsNet schedule from February to the end of the regular season:

FEBRUARY

DAY DATE OPPONENT TIME (PT) / HIGHLIGHTS
Friday Feb. 2 @ Brooklyn 4:30 PM
Tuesday Feb. 6 vs. Phoenix 7:30 PM
Saturday Feb. 10 @ Dallas 5:30 PM
Wednesday Feb. 14 @ New Orleans 5:00 PM
Thursday Feb. 15 @ Minnesota 6:00 PM
Friday Feb. 23 vs. Dallas 7:30 PM
Saturday Feb. 24 @ Sacramento 7:00 PM
Monday Feb. 26 @ Atlanta 4:30 PM

MARCH

DAY DATE OPPONENT TIME (PT) / HIGHLIGHTS
Thursday Mar. 1 @ Miami 4:30 PM
Saturday Mar. 3 @ San Antonio 6:00 PM
Monday Mar. 5 vs. Portland 7:30 PM
Wednesday Mar. 7 vs. Orlando 7:30 PM
Friday Mar. 9 @ Denver 6:00 PM
Sunday Mar. 11 vs. Cleveland 6:00 PM
Tuesday Mar. 13 vs. Denver 7:30 PM
Wednesday Mar. 14 @ Golden State 7:30 PM
Friday Mar. 16 vs. Miami 7:30 PM
Monday Mar. 19 @ Indiana 4:00 PM
Thursday Mar. 22 @ New Orleans 5:00 PM
Saturday Mar. 24 @ Memphis 5:00 PM
Monday Mar. 26 @ Detroit 4:00 PM
Wednesday Mar. 28 vs. Dallas 7:30 PM
Friday Mar. 30 vs. Milwaukee 7:30 PM

APRIL

DAY DATE OPPONENT TIME (PT) / HIGHLIGHTS
Sunday Apr. 1 vs. Sacramento 6:30 PM
Tuesday Apr. 3 @ Utah 6:00 PM
Wednesday Apr. 4 vs. San Antonio 7:30 PM
Friday Apr. 6 vs. Minnesota 7:30 PM
Sunday Apr. 8 vs. Utah 3:00 PM
Tuesday Apr. 10 vs. Houston 7:30 PM
Wednesday Apr. 11 @ LA Clippers 7:30 PM

Enjoy the games.

NBA National Cable TV Schedule – March 21-27

For many casual fans, the NBA season, though it actually began in late October, really begins to gain steam and interest on Christmas Day, when NBA games are showcased on broadcast and cable TV all day. With the NFL season having ended, many more fans will be tuning in to the NBA, so at the TV, Internet and Phone Blog we’re going to provide the national cable TV schedule for each week. Here’s the schedule for the upcoming week, beginning today, Tuesday, March 21. All times EST.

  • Tuesday, March 21
    • Chicago Bulls at Toronto Raptors, 7pm on ESPN
    • San Antonio Spurs at Minnesota Timberwolves, 9:30pm on ESPN
  • Wednesday, March 22
    • Atlanta Hawks at Washington Wizards, 8pm on ESPN
    • New York Knicks at Utah Jazz, 10:30pm on ESPN
  • Thursday, March 23
    • Toronto Raptors at Miami Heat, 7pm on NBATV
  • Friday, March 24
    • Atlanta Hawks at Milwaukee Bucks, 8pm on NBATV
  • Saturday, March 25
    • Washington Wizards at Cleveland Cavaliers, 7:30pm on NBATV
  • Sunday, March 26
    • Oklahoma City Thunder at Houston Rockets, 3:30pm on ABC
    • Portland Trail Blazers at Los Angeles Lakers, 9:30pm on NBATV
  • Monday, March 27
    • Cleveland Cavaliers at San Antonio Spurs, 8pm on TNT
    • New Orleans Pelicans at Utah Jazz, 10:30pm on TNT

DIRECTV channel listings: NBATV 216, ESPN 206, TNT 245.

NBA National Cable TV Schedule – March 14-20

For many casual fans, the NBA season, though it actually began in late October, really begins to gain steam and interest on Christmas Day, when NBA games are showcased on broadcast and cable TV all day. With the NFL season having ended, many more fans will be tuning in to the NBA, so at the TV, Internet and Phone Blog we’re going to provide the national cable TV schedule for each week. Here’s the schedule for the upcoming week, beginning today, Tuesday, March 14. All times EST.

  • Tuesday, March 14
    • Detroit Pistons at Cleveland Cavaliers, 7pm on NBATV
    • Philadelphia 76ers at Golden State Warriors, 10:30pm on NBATV
  • Wednesday, March 15
    • Portland Trail Blazers at San Antonio Spurs, 8pm on ESPN
    • Milwaukee Bucks at Los Angeles Clippers, 10:30pm on ESPN
  • Thursday, March 16
    • Utah Jazz at Cleveland Cavaliers, 7pm on NBATV
  • Friday, March 17
    • Milwaukee Bucks at Los Angeles Lakers, 10:30pm on NBATV
  • Saturday, March 18
    • Cleveland Cavaliers at Los Angeles Clippers, 8:30pm on ABC
  • Sunday, March 19
    • Indiana Pacers at Toronto Raptors, 6pm on NBATV
  • Monday, March 20
    • Golden State Warriors at Oklahoma City Thunder, 8pm on TNT
    • New York Knicks at Los Angeles Clippers, 10:30pm on TNT

DIRECTV channel listings: NBATV 216, ESPN 206, TNT 245.

NBA National Cable TV Schedule – March 7-13

For many casual fans, the NBA season, though it actually began in late October, really begins to gain steam and interest on Christmas Day, when NBA games are showcased on broadcast and cable TV all day. With the NFL season having ended, many more fans will be tuning in to the NBA, so at the TV, Internet and Phone Blog we’re going to provide the national cable TV schedule for each week. Here’s the schedule for the upcoming week, beginning today, Tuesday, March 7. All times EST.

  • Tuesday, March 7
    • Portland Trail Blazers at Oklahoma City Thunder, 8pm on NBATV
  • Wednesday, March 8
    • Detroit Pistons at Indiana Pacers, 8pm on ESPN
    • Boston Celtics at Golden State Warriors, 10:30pm on ESPN
  • Thursday, March 9
    • San Antonio Spurs at Oklahoma City Thunder, 8pm on TNT
    • Los Angeles Lakers at Phoenix Suns, 10:30pm on TNT
  • Friday, March 10
    • Golden State Warriors at Minnesota Timberwolves, 8pm on ESPN
    • Washington Wizards at Sacramento Kings, 10:30pm on ESPN
  • Saturday, March 11
    • Golden State Warriors at San Antonio Spurs, 8:30pm on ABC
  • Sunday, March 12
    • Chicago Bulls at Boston Celtics, 3:30pm on ABC
    • Miami Heat at Indiana Pacers, 6pm on NBATV
    • Cleveland Cavaliers at Houston Rockets, 9pm on ESPN
  • Monday, March 13
    • Atlanta Hawks at San Antonio Spurs, 8pm on TNT
    • Los Angeles Lakers at Denver Nuggets, 10:30pm on TNT

DIRECTV channel listings: NBATV 216, ESPN 206, TNT 245.