Regional sports network partnering with Radio Seoul on Korean-language Lakers audio feed; first-ever Korean SAP for English-language television
EL SEGUNDO, CA (October 26, 2012) – Time Warner Cable Sports announced today that it will provide Korean-language Secondary Audio Programming (SAP) for live Lakers games on Time Warner Cable SportsNet this season. The regional sports network, which launched October 1 as the exclusive local TV home of the Los Angeles Lakers, LA Galaxy and Los Angeles Sparks, has partnered with Radio Seoul on the Korean-language audio broadcast. Time Warner Cable SportsNet’s Korean Secondary Audio Programming is the first-ever for English-language television.
“We are extremely proud to partner with Radio Seoul to provide the first-ever Korean SAP for English-language television,” said David Rone, President, Time Warner Cable Sports. “Between Time Warner Cable SportsNet’s Korean SAP and Time Warner Cable Deportes, the first Spanish-language regional sports network, we’re able to speak to Southern California sports fans in their own languages and include them in a way they’ve been never included before.”
“We are absolutely thrilled to collaborate with Time Warner Cable Sports to deliver the first-ever Korean SAP for all live Lakers games,” said Jae Min Chang, Chairman of the Korea Times/Radio Seoul. “The popularity of the Los Angeles Lakers among Koreans extends beyond the borders of Southern California and the U.S., reaching loyal followers even as far as South Korea. This is a symbolic moment for the Korean American community and speaks loudly of Time Warner Cable's pioneering spirit, and we are tremendously excited to be part of this historical event.”
In addition to making history with its Korean-language SAP, Time Warner Cable Sports launched the first-ever Spanish-language regional sports network on October 1. Time Warner Cable Deportes features 24/7 distinct Spanish-language sports programming and the network is the first to cover a National Basketball Association (NBA) team with original content designed and produced for the Spanish-speaking community.
Paul Lee, who has been a sports writer and commentator for nearly 20 years, will be providing the Korean language Secondary Audio Programming for all Lakers games. Lee has experience covering major sporting events in the NBA, National Football League, Major League Baseball and Ladies Professional Golf Association.
Korean SAP will be available on Time Warner Cable SportsNet this November.
Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable Deportes can be found in SD and HD on Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. Negotiations with other providers to carry the networks are ongoing but have not yet concluded. To find out what channel you can watch Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable Deportes on or if your provider will have Lakers games this season, visit www.iwantmylakers.com and www.quieromislakers.com and enter your information at the top of the page or call 855-4-MY-LAKERS or 1-800-700-2827 (in Spanish).
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About Time Warner Cable Sports
Time Warner Cable Sports operates Southern California’s two newest regional sports networks - Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable Deportes – which launched on October 1, 2012. Through their exclusive partnerships with the Los Angeles Lakers, LA Galaxy, Los Angeles Sparks and the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), the 24/7, high-definition networks each deliver more than 150 live events per year plus extensive team coverage and behind-the-scenes access unlike anything fans have seen before. Time Warner Cable Deportes is the nation’s first ever Spanish-language regional sports network, with commentary, programs and a perspective created uniquely for Spanish-speaking sports fans of all nationalities. For more information, visit www.twcsportsnet.com and www.twcdeportes.com. Follow the networks on Twitter @TWCSportsNet and @TWCDeportes and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TWCSportsNet and www.facebook.com/TWCDeportes.
Contact: Amy Summers, Manager, Communications, Time Warner Cable Sports
Nadia Gonzalez, Manager, Communications, Time Warner Cable Sports