El Segundo, CA – Spectrum SportsNet LA will lead off its comprehensive live 2018 Dodgers Spring Training coverage on "Access SportsNet: Dodgers" on Tuesday, February 13, as the pitchers and catchers report to Camelback Ranch in Arizona. SportsNet LA’s live spring game coverage will begin Friday, February 23 when the Dodgers open their Cactus League schedule vs. the Chicago White Sox at 12:05 PM PST.
SportsNet LA will air 20 games, including live Dodgers games every Saturday and Sunday throughout spring training. The Saturday schedule will feature multiple matchups against the Chicago White Sox, as well as contests against the Giants, Cubs and Diamondbacks. Sunday matchups will feature games against the Mariners, Giants, Rockies and Padres. SportsNet LA will also televise all three of the “Freeway Series” exhibition games against the Angels from March 25 – 27.
SportsNet LA’s live Dodgers Spring Training studio programming will include the network’s flagship program, "Access SportsNet: Dodgers," providing complete coverage of the club’s quest to return to the World Series. "Access SportsNet: Dodgers" will showcase all the latest Dodgers news, highlights and exclusive interviews with Dodgers players, coaches and staff throughout spring training.
"Access SportsNet: Dodgers" will again be hosted by John Hartung and Alanna Rizzo, with feature analysis from Orel Hershiser, Nomar Garciaparra, Jerry Hairston Jr. and Ned Colletti. Rizzo will be onsite in Arizona to provide daily analysis, special reports and exclusive interviews from Camelback Ranch.
SportsNet LA’s signature series, "Backstage: Dodgers," will again take fans behind the scenes with their favorite team throughout spring training. "Backstage: Dodgers" will debut its first spring training episode on Wednesday, March 14 following "Access SportsNet: Dodgers."
SportsNet LA’s spring game telecasts will be called by multiple broadcast teams, led by Joe Davis and Dodger great Orel Hershiser. Veteran Dodger broadcasters Charley Steiner, Rick Monday, John Hartung, Nomar Garciaparra, Jerry Hairston Jr. and Ned Colletti will also call games during spring training.
The 2018 Spectrum SportsNet LA Dodgers Spring Training Broadcast Schedule is available here.
Spectrum SportsNet LA is the exclusive 24/7 TV home of the Los Angeles Dodgers that takes fans behind the scenes and offers in-depth access into the organization, providing an immersive experience with never-before-seen content and thousands of hours of comprehensive Dodgers programming. More information on the network is available at sportsnetla.com.
About Spectrum Networks
Spectrum Networks is a series of 24/7 news and sports networks owned and operated by Charter Communications, Inc., 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 the network is available here.