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“This deal, like our Lakers’ deal, furthers our efforts to attain greater certainty and control over local and regional sports programming costs,” David Rone, president of Time Warner Cable Sports, said in a statement.

However, Time Warner Cable is not the only network operator looking to recoup the cost of sports rights by hiking fees on other TV distributors.

The New York Yankees’ YES Network, which is part owned by News Corp.’s Fox network, is also expected to seek a fee hike from Time Warner Cable when that agreement expires early next year.

Dodgers owner Mark Walter said in a statement, “we concluded last year that the best way to give our fans what they want _ more content and more Dodger baseball _ was to launch our own network.”

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Ron Blum contributed from New York.