KTLA is giving LA Dodger fans without a SportsNet LA subscription the chance to hear broadcasting legend Vin Scully call his final Dodger games before he retires.
Tribune’s Los Angeles CW affiliate will air the final six Dodger games in a simulcast with SportsNet LA.
“In Los Angeles, there’s no greater sports franchise than the Los Angeles Dodgers, and in the history of baseball, there’s been no greater voice than the incomparable Vin Scully,” said KTLA president and GM Don Corsini.
Scully is retiring after 67 years as broadcaster for the Dodgers.
SportsNet LA, which is owned by the Dodgers, is the sole broadcast outlet for the team. The regional sports network hasn’t been able to reach an agreement with pay TV carriers over the broadcast rights. Currently it only airs on Charter Communications.
“I’m delighted that the people who have not been able to see, will now be able to see the last six, and certainly the last three could be very exciting, so I’m really happy that they’re going to do it,” Scully told KTLA.
“The disagreement over carriage fees has had a years-long impact since SportsNet LA launched in 2014,” writes Yahoo Sports. “Most of Scully’s final years as the voice of the Dodgers—and as the greatest play-by-play man in the sport’s history, by most estimates —have been missed by a large swath of L.A.-area viewers.”