El Segundo, CA – Spectrum SportsNet LA, the exclusive 24/7 TV network of the 2017 National League Champion Los Angeles Dodgers, today announced its comprehensive, all-access programming schedule for the 2018 regular season. The network’s coverage will feature 150 live game telecasts in both English and Spanish, set to begin Friday, March 30 when the Dodgers host the San Francisco Giants at 7:10 PM PDT.
Live regular season coverage will start at 6:00 PM with SportsNet LA’s Emmy Award winning show, "Leadoff LA," followed by the network’s flagship studio program "Access SportsNet: Dodgers." "Leadoff LA" will start pregame coverage one hour prior to game time with "Access SportsNet: Dodgers" airing 30-minutes prior to every game throughout the season. Both shows will feature player interviews, team highlights and in-depth analysis. "Access SportsNet: Dodgers" postgame coverage will include complete highlights of that night’s game, postgame interviews from the Dodgers clubhouse and in-depth analysis from SportsNet LA’s expert studio team.
"Access SportsNet: Dodgers" will again be led by SportsNet LA’s hosts John Hartung and Alanna Rizzo and feature analysis from Orel Hershiser, Nomar Garciaparra, Jerry Hairston Jr. and Ned Colletti. This season, SportsNet LA will welcome veteran sports broadcaster and NFL Network host Cole Wright as a fill-in studio host and reporter.
Joe Davis and Orel Hershiser will return to the SportsNet LA booth this season, with Nomar Garciaparra taking the analyst seat to fill in for Hershiser as needed. This will be Davis’ second full time season in the booth, with Hershiser and Garciaparra entering their fifth. Alanna Rizzo will return for her fifth season as field reporter. Veteran broadcaster Charley Steiner will continue to team with Rick Monday on radio broadcasts and occasionally move to the television booth to sub for Davis. Steiner enters his 14th season as a play-by-play announcer for the Dodgers while Monday enters his 26th season with the club.
For the network’s 150 Spanish language telecasts, Dodgers legend Fernando Valenzuela will serve as an analyst, alongside veteran team play-by-play announcer Pepe Yñiguez on most games. Longtime Dodgers coach Manny Mota will join the Spectrum Deportes LA team for select games throughout the season.
Dodgers coverage on the network will include SportsNet LA’s signature weekly "Backstage: Dodgers" documentary series, chronicling the stories of the players, coaches and management from a behind-the-scenes perspective, throughout the regular season and into the postseason. "Backstage: Dodgers" will premiere a new episode every Thursday.
The network’s in-depth interview series, "Connected With..." and the bi-weekly all-access show, "Dodgers Dugout," will also return to cover every aspect of the team, from the clubhouse to off the field – including monthly sit-down interviews with Dodgers manager Dave Roberts. Other entertainment programming on the network includes "Timeless Dodgers," which features 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 2018 SportsNet LA regular season 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 on Charter’s Spectrum service. More information on the network is available at sportsnetla.com. More information regarding Spectrum service is available at Spectrum.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 Spectrum Networks can be found at spectrumsportsnet.com.