After a standoff that lasted two years, Fox Sports San Diego and Time Warner Cable announced Monday that they have reached an agreement.
TWC will begin offering Fox Sports SD by March 30, just in time for the start of the 2014 San Diego Padres season. The channel position has not yet been determined.
“We’re happy for the many Padres fans who are Time Warner Cable customers who now will be able to follow their hometown baseball team on TV all season long,” said Henry Ford, Fox Sports San Diego Senior Vice President and General Manager in a statement issued jointly with Time Warner Cable. “With this agreement, Padres baseball will now be available in more homes in San Diego than ever before.”
Time Warner Cable services about 22 percent of households in San Diego County. In recent months the Padres have been executing a plan to widely engage fans. Monday's announcement will certainly help that cause.
“The Padres are thrilled about today’s agreement between Time Warner Cable and FOX Sports San Diego," said Padres Executive Chairman Ron Fowler. "We thank our fans for their long-standing patience for the last several years. We also thank FOX Sports San Diego for their diligence in making this partnership happen. And finally, we thank Time Warner and welcome them back to the Padres family. We’re excited to bring San Diego Padres baseball into every home in San Diego County. We are also pleased that our broadcast will now be available for the many Padres fans in Hawaii as well. This is a great day for Padres fans everywhere.”