Spectrum Sports

Spectrum Sports (abbreviated as SPECTSN[1]), also known under the corporate names Spectrum Networks, or Charter Sports Regional Networks, is the collective name for a group of regional sports networks in the United States that are primarily owned and operated by Charter Communications through its acquisition of Time Warner Cable in May 2016. Charter also operates two other channels under the alternative name Spectrum SportsNet. The channels previously were branded as either Time Warner Cable Sports Channel or Time Warner Cable SportsNet.

Each of the networks carry regional broadcasts of sporting events from various professional, collegiate and high school sports teams (with broadcasts typically exclusive to each individual network, although some are shown on more than one SS network within a particular team's designated market area), along with regional and national sports discussion, documentary and analysis programs.

Depending on their individual team rights, some SS outlets maintain overflow feeds available via digital cable channels in their home markets, which may provide alternate programming when not used to carry game broadcasts that the main feed cannot carry due to scheduling conflicts. SS's business operations are based in New York City, New York and Los Angeles, California.

Spectrum Sports
Spectrum Sports logo
Launched2003
Owned byCharter Communications
Picture format480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Broadcast areaCalifornia
Hawaii
Kansas
Missouri
Nebraska
New York
Websitewww.myspectrumsports.com
Availability
Cable
SpectrumAvailable on other Spectrum systems in each channel's respective markets
Streaming media
Live StreamLive Stream(U.S. cable internet subscribers only; requires login from participating providers to stream content; some events may not be available due to league rights restrictions)

History

Time Warner Cable (TWC) launched its first regional sports network in Kansas City in 1996. The network then known as Metro Sports featured mostly college and high school games. The second of these networks was formed in 1998 as Central Ohio Sport! Television. That network began as a partnership with Insight Communications which Time Warner would later acquire. Other networks would soon follow under various names. It wasn't until Fall 2013 that TWC decided to unify these channels under one brand, Time Warner Cable Sports Channel. All of these channels were rebranded as Spectrum Sports after TWC was acquired by Charter in 2016. At that time, Bright House Sports Network was also rebranded Spectrum Sports Florida as Charter had acquired Bright House Networks in the same deal as TWC. With the exception of the Kansas City network (which is also carried by Comcast), all of these networks have exclusive carriage on Charter Spectrum systems only.

Time Warner Cable has also partnered with major league sports teams to form regional sports networks. The first of these was SportsNet New York in 2006 of which the New York Mets are the majority owners. In 2012, Time Warner Cable SportsNet (currently Spectrum SportsNet) was formed in a partership with the Los Angeles Lakers. This was follow by the less successful Time Warner SportsNet LA (currently Spectrum SportsNet LA) as joint-venture with the Los Angeles Dodgers Unlike SportsNet New York and Spectrum SportsNet, Spectrum SportsNet LA does not have carriage from other cable or satellite providers.

Since taking over, Charter has shut down most of these networks. In some cases they have been replaced by Spectrum News.

Networks

Owned & Operated

Channel Region served Team/conference broadcast rights Year launched Notes
Spectrum Sports (Hawaii) Hawaii Hawaii Rainbow Warriors and Rainbow Wahine sports
Hawaii High School Athletic Association sports
Launched as Oceanic Sports
Spectrum Sports (Kansas City) Kansas City metropolitan area,
Lincoln, Nebraska
Kansas Jayhawks sports
Big 12 Conference sports
Missouri Valley Conference sports
Summit League sports
NAIA sports
1996 Launched as Metro Sports; rebranded as Time Warner Cable SportsChannel in 2013.

Partnerships

Channel Owner Region served Team/conference broadcast rights Year launched Notes
Spectrum SportsNet Los Angeles Lakers (50%)
Charter (50%)
Southern California,
Central California,
Las Vegas Valley,
Hawaii
Los Angeles Lakers (NBA)
Los Angeles Sparks (WNBA)
Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS)
Los Angeles Chargers (NFL)
(team-related programming)
2012
Spectrum SportsNet LA
Spectrum Deportes LA
Guggenheim Baseball Management (50%)
Charter (50%)
Greater Los Angeles Area,
Coachella Valley,
Hawaii
Los Angeles Dodgers (MLB) 2014 Only regional sports network with separate Spanish feed. Network is currently not available on satellite or other cable systems.
SportsNet New York New York Mets (65%)
Charter (27%)
NBC Sports Group (8%)
New York Metropolitan Area
Upstate New York
New York Mets (MLB)
New York Jets (NFL) (team related programming)
2006

Former Networks

Channel Region served Team/conference broadcast rights Year launched Year shutdown Notes
Spectrum Sports (Carolinas) North Carolina,
South Carolina
2017 Subfeeds: Charlotte, Raleigh, Columbia.
Spectrum Sports (Florida) Florida 2004 2017
Spectrum Sports (Ohio) Ohio,
parts of northern Kentucky,
western Pennsylvania
Columbus Crew (MLS)
Columbus Clippers (IL)
Toledo Mud Hens (IL)
Dayton Flyers basketball
Miami RedHawks hockey
Mid-American Conference college football and basketball
Ohio High School Athletic Association sports
1998 2019 Launched as Central Ohio Sport! Television. Rebranded as Time Warner Cable SportsChannel in 2012. Network maintains separate feeds for Cleveland, Akron-Canton and Youngstown, Columbus and Mid-Ohio, Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, and Dayton.
Spectrum Sports (New York) Upstate New York Buffalo Bisons (IL)
Rochester Knighthawks (NLL)
Rochester Razorsharks (PBL)
Rochester Red Wings (IL)
Rochester Rhinos (USL)
New York Mets (MLB) (via WPIX/New York City)
Syracuse Chiefs (IL)
Syracuse Crunch (AHL)
New York Knicks (NBA) (via MSG Network)
Eastern College Athletic Conference hockey
Syracuse Orange football, basketball and lacrosse
Buffalo Bulls football (home games only)
Canisius Golden Griffins hockey and basketball
Niagara Purple Eagles hockey and basketball
RIT Tigers ice hockey
Colgate Raiders sports
2003 2017 Subfeeds: Albany, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse,
Spectrum Sports (Texas) Texas FC Dallas (MLS)
Dallas Sidekicks (MASL)
High School Football (UIL)
2010 2017 Subfeeds: Dallas / Waco, Austin / San Antonio.
Spectrum Sports (Wisconsin) Wisconsin Milwaukee Panthers sports 2007 2018

See also

External links

References

  1. ^ "TV Listings – San Diego Union-Tribune". The San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
2017–18 Hawaii Rainbow Warriors basketball team

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2018–19 Hawaii Rainbow Warriors basketball team

The 2018–19 Hawaii Rainbow Warriors basketball team represents the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa during the 2018–19 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Rainbow Warriors, led by fourth-year head coach Eran Ganot, played their home games at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. Hawaii is a member of the Big West Conference, and participates in their 7th season in that league. They finished the season 18-13, 9-7 in Big West play. They placed fourth in the conference, losing to Long Beach State in the quarterfinals of the Big West tournament. It was the second straight year Hawaii blew a double digit lead in the tournament en route to being eliminated in the quarterfinals for the third straight year. Despite being eligible, citing health and season length, the team declined an invitation to the CIT for the second consecutive year.

Dick Crippen

Dick Crippen is a former sports and weatherman anchor in the Tampa Bay, Florida television market. Crippen began his career at ABC affiliate (Now CBS) WLCY-TV Channel 10 in 1965 as one of the station's first on-air personalities. In 1981, he left for rival WFLA-TV. He anchored the evening sportscasts until the late 1990s. In the late 1970s through 1984 he was the public address announcer for Tampa Bay Rowdies home soccer games at Tampa Stadium.

Crippen now works in community development and as senior advisor for the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team. He also hosts an hour-long weekly sports show called Bay Sports with Dick Crippen on Spectrum Sports (Charter Spectrum channel 47). The show first airs on Wednesday evenings at 8pm and repeats on Friday and Sunday nights at 8pm. Dick is also a popular speaker speaking on sports, motivation and broadcasting. He is a popular host of many local events, including athletic ceremonies at the University of South Florida.

Crippen has done play by play work on the Water Channel's American Powerboat Television, ESPN's coverage of Unlimited Hydroplane Circuit, as well as NASCAR's Motor Racing Network.

List of Los Angeles Dodgers broadcasters

This article details the current and historical radio and television broadcasters for the National League Los Angeles Dodgers, which have been running for over eight decades, which began when the then Brooklyn Dodgers became one of the first MLB teams to begin radio broadcasts and were the first to be featured on a television baseball game broadcast, both during the 1939 season.

List of United States Supreme Court cases, volume 506

This is a list of all the United States Supreme Court cases from volume 506 of the United States Reports:

Martin v. District of Columbia Court of Appeals, 506 U.S. 1 (1992) (per curiam)

Montana v. Imlay, 506 U.S. 5 (1992) (per curiam)

Church of Scientology of Cal. v. United States, 506 U.S. 9 (1992)

Hadley v. United States, 506 U.S. 19 (1992) (per curiam)

Parke v. Raley, 506 U.S. 20 (1992)

Richmond v. Lewis, 506 U.S. 40 (1992)

Soldal v. Cook County, 506 U.S. 56 (1992)

Mississippi v. Louisiana, 506 U.S. 73 (1992)

Republic Nat. Bank of Miami v. United States, 506 U.S. 80 (1992)

Farrar v. Hobby, 506 U.S. 103 (1992)

District of Columbia v. Greater Washington Bd. of Trade, 506 U.S. 125 (1992)

Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority v. Metcalf & Eddy, Inc., 506 U.S. 139 (1993)

Bath Iron Works Corp. v. Director, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, 506 U.S. 153 (1993)

Commissioner v. Soliman, 506 U.S. 168 (1993)

Rowland v. California Men's Colony, Unit II Men's Advisory Council, 506 U.S. 194 (1993)

Nixon v. United States, 506 U.S. 224 (1993)

Crosby v. United States, 506 U.S. 255 (1993)

Bray v. Alexandria Women's Health Clinic, 506 U.S. 263 (1993)

Dobbs v. Zant, 506 U.S. 357 (1993) (per curiam)

Lockhart v. Fretwell, 506 U.S. 364 (1993)

Herrera v. Collins, 506 U.S. 390 (1993)

Spectrum Sports, Inc. v. McQuillan, 506 U.S. 447 (1993)

Graham v. Collins, 506 U.S. 461 (1993)

Bufferd v. Commissioner, 506 U.S. 523 (1993)

Zafiro v. United States, 506 U.S. 534 (1993)

United States v. Hill, 506 U.S. 546 (1993)

Lamb's Chapel v. Center Moriches Union Free School Dist., 506 U.S. 813 (1992) (cert. granted)

Grubbs v. Delo, 506 U.S. 1301 (1992)

Mark Robinson (American football)

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Robinson is currently the color analyst for radio broadcasts of University of South Florida Bulls football games. He also co-hosts a Tampa Bay Buccaneer fan show called "Xtra Point" on Spectrum Sports Florida. He also co-owns Safety Harbor Montessori, a private school located in Clearwater, Florida.

Mid-American Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

The Mid-American Conference Men's Basketball Tournament is the postseason single-elimination tournament for the NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference (MAC). The winner of the tournament receives the MAC's automatic bid to the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship. Each of the 12 men's basketball teams in the MAC are eligible for the tournament. Since 2000, the MAC Tournament has been held at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio. The finals are broadcast on ESPN2 and the semi and quarterfinals are broadcast on Spectrum Sports and ESPN3.

The tournament was first played in 1980, when it was won by Toledo. Ball State has won the most tournaments with seven.

Spectrum News

Spectrum News (formerly Time Warner Cable News) is the brand for a slate of American cable news television channels that are owned by Charter Communications through its acquisition of Time Warner Cable in May 2016. Each of the six regional channels primarily focus on local news, weather and sports coverage in their given areas (most are located in upstate New York), in addition to national and international news stories. With the exception of NY1, none of the six channels are available on other pay television providers in their respective markets, including Verizon FiOS, AT&T U-verse, DirecTV or Dish Network.

Spectrum OC16

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Spectrum Sports, Inc. v. McQuillan

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Spectrum SportsNet (Los Angeles)

Spectrum SportsNet, formerly Time Warner Cable SportsNet (abbreviated as TWC SportsNet), is an American regional sports cable and satellite television network that is owned by Charter Communications through its acquisition of Time Warner Cable in May 2016, with the Los Angeles Lakers maintaining editorial control over the content, including team-assigned reporters and anchors, as well as team-related programming. The network is based near the Lakers' team headquarters in the Los Angeles suburb of El Segundo, California.

Spectrum SportsNet launched at 7:00 p.m. Pacific Time on October 1, 2012. Spectrum SportsNet serves the Los Angeles and San Diego metropolitan areas, the Coachella Valley, the Central Coast of California, Las Vegas, and Hawaii.

Lakers game broadcasts serve as the centerpiece for the network. Spectrum SportsNet has been the exclusive home of all Lakers games that are not televised nationally since the 2012–13 NBA season. Other sports events aired on the network include Los Angeles Galaxy soccer and Los Angeles Sparks basketball games.

Spectrum Deportes (formerly Time Warner Cable Deportes, abbreviated as TWC Deportes), which was the first Spanish language Regional Sports Network in the U.S. at launch, was shut down on August 15, 2018 citing a lack of viewership.Game broadcasts are carried in high definition in English. A Spanish language audio track is provided for all Lakers and Galaxy games via the second audio program function available on most television sets and cable receiver boxes. A Korean language audio track has been provided via the second audio program from 2012 to 2018; as a result, Spectrum SportsNet was the first English-language television network to offer Asian-language play-by-play audio of sporting events.

Spectrum SportsNet LA

Spectrum SportsNet LA and Spectrum Deportes LA (otherwise known as simply SportsNet LA and Deportes LA and originally known as Time Warner Cable SportsNet LA) is an American regional sports network jointly owned by the Los Angeles Dodgers Major League Baseball team and Charter Communications through its acquisition of Time Warner Cable in May 2016. The channel's programming is devoted completely to the Dodgers, and includes coverage of all Dodgers games not being exclusively televised by MLB's national television partners, along with news, interview, and documentary programming focusing on the team.

The channel, which launched on February 25, 2014, was the result of a 25-year deal with Time Warner Cable reached in January 2013, valued at $8.35 billion, succeeding Fox Sports West as the regional rights holder for the team. The channel is one of three regional sports networks owned by Charter Communications serving the Los Angeles region.

Charter's carriage of SportsNet LA reaches less than half the Southern California market. Other distributors, including DirecTV, have not made carriage deals. Disputes in negotiations have included the cost of the channel and the requirement that SportsNet LA be carried with other mainstream premium channels rather than in a separate sports tier or on an "a la carte" basis.

Spectrum Sports (Carolinas)

Spectrum Sports was a regional sports network owned by Charter Communications that serves North and South Carolina. It was formerly known as Time Warner Cable Sports Net and was rebranded after Charter's acquisition of Time Warner Cable in May 2016. The network has three feeds serving Eastern North Carolina, Western North Carolina, and the Columbia/Myrtle Beach area of South Carolina. The network features non-gameday programming from the Carolina Panthers and local high school sports.

In 2017, in an effort to reduce duplicity, Charter Communications closed down the Spectrum Sports outlets that shared markets with Spectrum News and merged them with their news counterparts. Spectrum Sports Carolinas' remaining programming was merged into Spectrum News North Carolina.

Spectrum Sports (Florida)

Spectrum Sports (formerly known as Bright House Sports Network) was an American regional sports network serving the Tampa Bay and Orlando metropolitan areas of Florida, that was owned by cable television provider Charter Communications which exclusively carried the channel on Standard Definition channel 47 and High Definition channel 1147.

Spectrum Sports (Kansas City)

Spectrum Sports is an American regional sports cable and satellite television network that is owned by Charter Communications. The channel mainly serves the Kansas City metropolitan area; Lawrence, Kansas; and the state of Nebraska. In addition to being carried on Charter Spectrum systems in the Kansas City area, it is currently available on cable providers such as Comcast and MIDCO in metropolitan Kansas City, Lawrence, and areas of Nebraska. As of March 31, 2011, it was available in approximately 500,000 households.

Spectrum Sports (New York)

Spectrum Sports was a network of regional sports cable television stations serving much of the upstate New York area. The stations, which were owned and operated by Charter Communications through its acquisition of Time Warner Cable in May 2016, were available in Rochester, Binghamton, Syracuse and Buffalo. The network broadcast a variety of local college and minor league sports games and was the de facto successor to the Buffalo-based Empire Sports Network. Unlike most regional sports networks, Spectrum Sports was never available on satellite television, nor was it available in areas of upstate that are served by companies other than Charter Spectrum/Time Warner Cable (such as Atlantic Broadband in Cattaraugus County or Zito Media in Cayuga County).

Spectrum Sports (Ohio)

Spectrum Sports is a defunct regional sports network serving Ohio and parts of northern Kentucky, southern Michigan and western Pennsylvania operated by Charter Communications through its acquisition of Time Warner Cable in May 2016. Broadcasting on Channel 311 and 1311 exclusively on Time Warner Cable systems.

Spectrum Sports (Texas)

Spectrum Sports was a regional sports network serving Texas and owned by Charter Communications through its acquisition of Time Warner Cable in May 2016. It ceased operations in June 2017, with some of its remaining programs migrating to Spectrum News Austin.

Spectrum Sports (Wisconsin)

Spectrum Sports is a former regional sports network owned by Charter Communications through its acquisition of Time Warner Cable, including its Milwaukee and Eastern Wisconsin cable franchises, in May 2016. Broadcasting on Channel 32 exclusively on Charter Spectrum systems in the Milwaukee and Green Bay/Fox Cities areas, the channel launched in February 2007. This is not to be confused with WACY, Green Bay's actual broadcast Channel 32, which airs on Spectrum channel 83 on its northeastern Wisconsin systems.

The channel featured a mix of local sports roundtable discussion shows, UW-Milwaukee Panthers sporting events, programs featuring the former sports directors of several local television stations and newspapers, coaches' shows, high school sports, and other minor professional sports within the Milwaukee and Green Bay franchise areas of Spectrum. Until 2013 the network also aired Marquette Golden Eagles sports, including men's college basketball games from ESPN Plus, rebroadcasts of ESPN Marquette games, other Marquette sports, and archived Marquette sports programming; this was discontinued that year due to the new Big East Conference contract with Fox Sports 1 which will see some games sub-licensed to Fox Sports Wisconsin locally, and the athletic department considering taking their coach's shows online-only or discontinuing them altogether. The Horizon League also moved to a mix of airing their games through ESPN+ and Stadium, leaving the network without much college game programming.

On May 18, 2016, Charter completed its merger with Time Warner Cable, after an earlier attempt by Comcast to merge with Time Warner had failed the year before, placing the network and Time Warner Cable's Milwaukee operations under the control of Charter. As a result, it and the other ex-TWC RSNs rebranded under the umbrella of Spectrum Sports.

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