Press ReleaseFebruary 22, 2021
Spectrum SportsNet LA Announces Dodgers 2021 Spring Training and Regular Season Live Game Coverage and Programming Schedule
SNLA to Broadcast 150-Plus Regular Season and All 29 Spring Training Games
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Spectrum SportsNet LA today announced its live game and programming schedule for the Los Angeles Dodgers 2021 season. The network’s live game coverage will feature 150-plus regular season games and all 29 Dodgers Spring Training games, including the three “Freeway Series” exhibition contests against the Los Angeles Angels March 28-30. SportsNet LA’s live spring training game coverage will begin Sunday, February 28 at 12:05 p.m. PT against the Oakland Athletics.
SportsNet LA’s regular season game coverage will begin Opening Day, Friday, April 1, when the defending 2020 World Series Champion Dodgers take on the Colorado Rockies at 1:10 p.m. PT. The team’s first homestand of the season begins April 9 with a three-game series vs. the Washington Nationals, all televised on SNLA.
Dodgers regular season games on SportsNet LA will be called by Joe Davis and Dodgers legend Orel Hershiser. SportsNet LA reporter and host Kirsten Watson serves as field reporter for the Dodgers, while also contributing to the network’s studio programming and pre and postgame coverage. SportsNet LA’s spring game telecasts will be called by multiple broadcast teams, led by Davis and Hershiser. Veteran broadcaster Tim Neverett also will call a select number of Dodger games on both television and radio alongside analysts Ned Colletti and Rick Monday, with Watson reporting from Arizona.
Throughout the regular season, the network’s studio coverage will begin one-hour prior to every Dodgers game with LeadOff LA, followed by Access SportsNet: Dodgers airing 30-minutes before game time. Both shows will feature player interviews, team highlights and in-depth analysis. Access SportsNet: Dodgers postgame coverage will include game highlights, postgame interviews from the Dodgers clubhouse and in-depth analysis from SportsNet LA’s expert studio team.
In the studio, SportsNet LA’s John Hartung will lead the pre and postgame coverage, alongside Nomar Garciaparra, Jerry Hairston Jr. and Ned Colletti who return to provide expert analysis. Hartung, Garciaparra and Hairston Jr. return for their eighth season together, while Colletti enters his seventh season as an analyst.
For the network’s 150-plus regular season Spanish language telecasts, Dodgers legend Fernando Valenzuela will serve as an analyst with Hall of Famer Jaime Jarrín and veteran announcer Pepe Yñiguez handling play-by-play duties.
Dodgers coverage on the network will include SportsNet LA’s signature weekly Backstage: Dodgers documentary series that features behind-the-scenes stories of the players, coaches and management throughout the regular season and into the postseason. Backstage: Dodgers will premiere on Friday, April 2 at 9:30 p.m. PT and debut a new episode every week throughout the regular season.
Other original programming on the network will include Timeless Dodgers, which highlights special presentations of the most memorable games in Dodgers history and Dodgers Squeeze Play, a condensed one-hour format of Dodgers telecasts enhanced with the sights and sounds from the game.
The 2021 SportsNet LA Dodgers 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. SportsNet LA and Dodgers games are available to Spectrum customers and AT&T TV, DIRECTV, U-verse TV and AT&T TV Now customers in Southern California, Las Vegas and Hawaii.
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 over 30 networks across Charter’s footprint. More information on Spectrum Networks is available at spectrumlocalnews.com.