Time Warner Finally Agrees To Carry Fox Sports San Diego

In a stunning turn of events, the Padres actually announced some good news today.

Time Warner Cable will start carrying Fox Sports San Diego — and in turn, Padres games — starting March 30th.

From the press release from Fox Sports San Diego:

The network will launch for Time Warner Cable customers on March 30, 2014. Channel position on Time Warner Cable systems will be announced at a later date.

“We’re happy for the many Padres fans who are Time Warner Cable customers who now will be able to follow their hometown baseball team on TV all season long,” said Henry Ford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, FOX Sports San Diego.  “With this agreement, Padres baseball will now be available in more homes in San Diego than ever before.”

“We’re pleased to have reached a reasonable long-term agreement for Fox Sports San Diego, and we look forward to launching this network in the near future,” said Jennifer Chun Senior Vice President, Content Acquisition for Time Warner Cable.

The Padres Chairman, Ron Fowler, released a statement regarding the deal. The last two sentences caught my eye.

“We are also pleased that our broadcast will now be available for the many Padres fans in Hawaii as well. This is a great day for Padres fans everywhere.” 

Reaction on Twitter was mostly positive, but with a lot of snark thrown in for good measure, deservedly.

But, the Tweet of the Day came from our friend at the Associated Press, Bernie Wilson:

Good news is better than no news. And it’s a whole lot better than bad news.

Here’s hoping most of the news that breaks this season is good.

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