I just went to the above link demanding that Verizon carry TWC Sports Net.
I have a feeling that deals are being discussed but TWC is holding out until Verizon gets nervous that their customers might bail and will potentially pay more in fees to acquire the channel.
It sucks for us the fans because we're powerless to do anything about it but sit and hope that they work something out. But as a die hard laker fan it really doesn't make the wait any easier when your team is being held hostage for ransom $$$ on the eve of quite possibly the biggest season we've had in quite a while.
Thanks TWC and Verizon 😕
ps. it does feel good to commisserate with other laker fans though...
It's great being able to commiserate with fellow Lakers lovers! I have the same issue as many of you...I re-upped my contract in June thinking that Verizon FIOS would add the TWC SportsNet. In fact, the sales rep I spoke to assured me Verizon would add the Lakers channel to its line-up!!! That's the only reason I agreed to renew the contract!
I rarely watch any television, but I don't miss a single Lakers game. It could be said, I only have cable for Lakers games! Needless to say, I am NOT happy about this situation!
I added an idea to Verizon's IDEA BOARD. It's posted as "Add Lakers New Channel - Time Warner Cable SportsNet."
All Lakers fans, please go to the posting and vote for it. The more votes we get, the more pressure it puts on FIOS to add the channel.
I just added my two cents to the post mentioned above. Fios now has about 2 weeks to get a deal done. I simply cannot believe one cable provider can monopolize an entire sports franchise broadcast.
This is most likely a result of the huge payroll the Lakers will have for the next few years. It just saddens me that the lakers themselves signed off on exculding many laker fans from being able to watch the games in their homes. I get needing to make the money to pay the bills but surely they could've worked something out to appease all their loyal fans.
Here we go laker fans....
Good read about TWC's intentions..... although not entirely promising but at least its something...
I want my Lakers!
My wife is getting really nervous and upset that Verizon doesn't have TWC sports yet. She wants us to switch over to TWC if they don't get it soon and doesn't want to miss any Lakers games. Had TWC before and it was terrible (and expensive), so I really don't want to switch. But if it means no Lakers, then I have no choice!
I tried using the Verizon on-line chat. I explained that I would cancel if FIOS does not have Sportnet. She said at this time, they do not plan on airing TWC Sportnet. But, she said that could change in the future.
This is insane. The ONLY service in my area that has Time Warner Sportsnet is Time Warner. I feel like they are extorting the situation.