“We’re delighted that DISH is making Padres on FOX Sports San Diego available to their valued customers,” Henry Ford, general manager of Fox Sports San Diego said in a statement. “On Opening Day 2013 Padres baseball will be delivered to more households than ever before.”

FOX Sports San Diego will be available to Dish subscribers in the San Diego area who have the America's Top 120 Plus or Latino Dos packages.



DIRECTV and Cox started carrying Fox Sports San Diego last year. While Verizon is still a hold out, Time Warner Cable is a sore point because the cable operator's audience represents 42 percent of the San Diego County area.

“It’s less than two months until Opening Day, and Time Warner Cable has expressed no interest in carrying the Padres in 2013,” a Fox Sports statement said Wednesday. ”We hope that Time Warner Cable comes around to see the value in the Padres just as other providers in San Diego have. Customers can wield a great deal of influence by contacting Time Warner Cable and demanding to see the Padres in 2013.”

“Our offer from last year stands, it is an offer that includes a significant fee to carry the Padres,” a Time Warner Cable statement said, according to MyDesert.com. “Unfortunately, Fox is still demanding that we pay a nearly 400% increase over what we paid Cox for the same games two years ago.”