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Time Warner Cable, DirecTV reach deal to air Lakers games

Lakers fans with DirecTV will now be able to watch their team play after a broadcast deal with Time Warner Sports came about on Thursday.

Stephen Dunn

After a long and frustrating wait, DirecTV customers will finally be able to see Lakers broadcasts. A deal between the cable provider and Time Warner Sports has been agreed upon, according to Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times.

While additional details are still to come, DirecTV is expected to be carrying Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable Deportes in the coming days.

Virtually every other major cable provider in the Los Angeles market (aside from Dish Network) had already reached an agreement with Time Warner SportsNet, which had many DirecTV subscribers up in arms over the delay. DirecTV serves nearly 25 percent of the market, and is popular choice of provider at many sports bars in the Los Angeles and Orange County area, which left many Lakers fans high and dry this season.

Representatives from both DirecTV and TWC SportsNet did not give an official update on when the service would start other than to say negotiations are ongoing.

Sit tight, Lakers fans/DirecTV subscribers. The wait is nearly over.