TWC Sportsnet, Deportes to Carry Buss's Funeral

Time Warner Cable Sportsnet, which carries Los Angeles Lakers games, will cover the memorial service for the team's late owner, Dr. Jerry Buss, as well as post-service programming featuring reflections on Buss, 80, who died Feb. 18.

Buss's service will be Feb. 21 at 3 p.m. Time Warner Cable Deportes, TWC's Spanish-language regional sports net, will also carry the service, which will re-air in its entirety the following day.

Hosting the telecast on Sportsnet will be Chris McGee and Lakers play-by-play announcer Bill Macdonald. Ricardo Celis will host on Deportes along with Lakers play-by-play announcer Adrian Garcia Marquez.

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.