Opening day at Dodger Stadium was set to begin Friday morning, but many fans at home were not expected to be able to watch the game.
Gates were scheduled to open at 10 a.m. to a sold-out stadium, but fans could still buy tickets for the second day of opening weekend, Vice President of ticket sales David Siegel said.
But more than 1.2 million DirecTV subscribers would not be able to watch the games from home, the LA Times reported.
Time Warner Cable, which handled distribution of the new Dodgers-owned channel SportsNet LA, said DirecTV has ended serious negotiations.
A DirecTV spokesman countered that, telling the LA Times that “nothing could be further from the truth.” Adding that “fans have already seen through Time Warner Cable’s deception, and this is yet another transparent attempt to manipulate all TV customers throughout the region.”