Almost 50 years ago (the ad above ran in the Los Angeles Times on July 7, 1964), the Dodgers showed some of their home games on a pay TV service called “Subscription Television”. Only a handful of home games were shown starting in late July. Frank Sims and Dodger executive Fresco Thompson called the games as Vin Scully and Jerry Doggett declined to participate in the venture.
In November of 1964, Californians declared pay television illegal in the state. In keeping with California tradition, state voters had no right to do such a thing.
The Dodgers would not appear on a pay TV service again until 1980, when some home games appeared on the ONTV subscription service.
(Note: The STV service was run by Sylvester “Pat” Weaver, a former executive with NBC and the father of Sigourney Weaver.”