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Press ReleaseAugust 2, 2018

Los Angeles Chargers and Spectrum SportsNet Partner on New 'Backstage: Chargers' Bi-Weekly Series

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Backstage: Chargers is the first behind-the-scenes documentary series about an NFL team to broadcast in-season

Los Angeles, CA – The Los Angeles Chargers and Spectrum SportsNet today announced a content partnership to deliver a new series, Backstage: Chargers, on a bi-weekly basis beginning with the series debut on Sept. 6 – three days prior to the team’s regular season opener on Sunday, Sept. 9 against division rival Kansas City.

The first behind-the-scenes documentary series about an NFL team to be aired in-season on a network, Backstage: Chargers takes viewers on a journey with the players, coaches and team personnel while providing exclusive access to the locker room, team meeting rooms, team plane and busses, sidelines and the field of play. With 30-minute episodes running every other week, viewers will witness first-hand the key moments and personalities that define a team, season and franchise – both on and off the field.

“We are thrilled to partner with the Chargers to deliver unprecedented access and coverage of the team through our signature Backstage series,” said Dan Finnerty, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Spectrum Networks. “We look forward to delivering our award-winning, exclusive and original storytelling to Chargers fans throughout the season.”

“With a 53-man roster, it’s challenging for fans to get to know all our players in a meaningful way utilizing traditional media alone,” said President of Business Operations A.G. Spanos. “Spectrum SportsNet has created a tremendous platform for teams to tell their stories, and we’re excited to be part of the Backstage series of programming on the network. With Backstage: Chargers, we’ll be able to take the helmet off the players, so to speak, and allow our fans to be right there with us as the story of our season unfolds.”

Spectrum SportsNet will be the exclusive home of every original Backstage: Chargers episode, starting with the series debut on Thursday, Sept. 6 at 9 pm. Backstage: Chargers will premiere on a bi-weekly basis on Thursdays at 9 pm on Spectrum SportsNet. Bi-weekly episodes will also re-air on ABC7 – the Chargers local broadcast TV partner – and post Friday evenings on Facebook Watch.

About the Los Angeles Chargers

For 58 seasons, the Chargers have led the fight to stretch the imagination and give fans the most exciting show in football. Behind the dramatic games, unforgettable highlights, beloved players, groundbreaking performances and one of the best uniforms in the NFL lies an uncompromising drive for success – one rooted in toughness, resilience and old-fashioned hard work. A charter member of the American Football League, the franchise was established in Los Angeles in 1960 and called the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum home during its first year of existence. From 1961 to 2016, the team played in San Diego. Advancing to five of the first six AFL Championship games ever played, the Chargers claimed the 1963 title and later joined the National Football League when the two leagues merged in 1970. Since the merger, the Chargers have gone on to appear in Super Bowl XXIX and have captured an additional 10 division titles. The Chargers were purchased by construction leader and real estate developer Alex G. Spanos in 1984 and have been under the guidance of Spanos’ eldest son Dean, the team’s current Chairman of the Board, since 1994.  Dean Spanos’ sons – A.G. Spanos, President of Business Operations, and John Spanos, President of Football Operations – oversee the day-to-day operations of the franchise. The Chargers returned to Los Angeles in 2017 and will play all home games at StubHub Center while the new L.A. Stadium and Entertainment District at Hollywood Park is constructed. For more information, call 1-877-CHARGERS or visit

About Spectrum Networks

Spectrum Networks is a series of 24/7 news and sports networks owned and operated by Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR), a leading broadband communications company and the second largest cable operator in the United States. Spectrum Networks carry distinct, comprehensive, and exclusive local programming on 31 networks across 12 states. More information on Spectrum Networks can be found at

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Los Angeles Chargers 

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Spectrum SportsNet

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