L.A. Live Channel could be next

AEG has shopped around a proposal to partner with a Los Angeles TV station on a digital channel to feature events at Staples Center and the Nokia Theater. They would call it L.A. Live, Variety reports:

AEG aims to capitalize on the national switch to all-digital broadcasting set for Feb. 17. AEG is pitching the channel as advertiser-friendly programming that a local station could run on one of its digital multicast channels or on the bandwidth available to a station when it is not broadcasting at maximum high-def strength.

AEG is in the midst of building a $20 million broadcast facility within its L.A. Live complex that would serve as the central hub for the channel.


"We are committed to creating a lifestyle channel that would be about music and fashion and sports and point-of-destination travel. This lifestyle channel will have various means of distribution," [AEG chef exec Tim] Leiweke said. "We’re very, very committed to (building) a big distribution opportunity here. Although (the channel) will not be solely focused on content from L.A. Live, it will be headquartered in Los Angeles."

More by Kevin Roderick:
Standing up to Harvey Weinstein
The Media
LA Times gets a top editor with nothing but questions
LA Observed Notes: Harvey Weinstein stripped bare
LA Observed Notes: Photos of the homeless, photos that found homes
Recent Television stories on LA Observed:
'SoCal Connected' gets new KCET season and exec producer
Cecilia Alvear, 77, trail blazing NBC News producer
Robert Osborne, 84, host on Turner Classic Movies
Midweek notes: Xavier Becerra, Jeff Michael, P-45 and more
Tony Valdez retires from Fox 11 news, last of a generation
Gwen Ifill, Washington journalist, 61
Vin Scully tribute to air live across SoCal
KTLA will air Vin Scully's final six games


LA Observed on Twitter