Just got an email from Directv---
DIRECTV today entered into an agreement with the new Time Warner Cable SportsNet to make the Lakers and other local teams available to your family. SportsNet will be launching on channel 691 prior to Friday night's Laker's game.
Thank you for your patience and support as we worked to provide you the very best television experience at the most reasonable cost. We know you have a choice among TV providers, and we appreciate your choosing us.