SportsNet LA to be carried by Bright House Networks in Bakersfield

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The Dodgers' new network launches Tuesday, on the eve of the Cactus League opener, with 3½ hours of programming.

GLENDALE -- SportsNet LA, launches on Tuesday evening, but the brand new Dodgers network hasn't yet been picked up by several providers. However, there is one provider outside of Time Warner Cable to carry the network, as Bakersfield customers of Bright House Networks will be able to view the channel from its inception.

SportsNet LA will available in high definition on channel 1107 on Bright House Networks, and will be in standard definition on channels 21 and 107.

"We created SportsNet LA to give Dodger fans around-the-clock access to the team and are so excited to launch the network on Feb. 25," said Dodgers president Stan Kasten in a press release. "We’re thrilled that Dodger fans will be able to watch SportsNet LA’s 24/7 Dodger programming on Bright House Networks from day one."

Time Warner Cable announced on Monday that its customers in the Los Angeles area will be able to view SportsNet LA in high definition on channel 431 and in standard definition on channel 249.

SportsNet LA will kick off at 7 p.m. PT on Tuesday with a 90-minute episode of "Access SportsNet: Dodgers," the daily live show that will open with an introduction by Vin Scully. The opening show, which will include Alanna Rizzo, John Hartung, Orel Hershiser, Nomar Garciaparra, Jerry Hairston Jr., Charley Steiner and Scully, will feature live interviews with Magic Johnson, Tommy Lasorda, Don Mattingly and Adrian Gonzalez.

At 8:30 p.m., "Backstage: Dodgers" will feature Clayton Kershaw reacting to winning the 2013 National League Cy Young Award at his home in Texas, as well as footage from the first few weeks of spring training.

A pair of interview shows follow, with Orel Hershiser asking the questions in "Connected With ... Clayton Kershaw" at 9 p.m., followed by John Hartung in "Connected With ... Don Mattingly" at 9:30 p.m. PT.

At 10 p.m., "A Whole New Blue" will look back at the 2013 Dodgers season in an hour-long show.

The Dodgers' Cactus League opener, on Wednesday at 12:10 p.m. against the Diamondbacks at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in Scottsdale, will be televised by SportsNet LA, as well one game for all 19 days of the Dodgers' Arizona portion of their spring training schedule.

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