CLEVELAND – Fox Sports Net Ohio today announced that it has reached agreements with more than 40 cable operators throughout its viewing region for carriage of the network’s complete 150-game Indians television schedule.
In October, Fox Sports Net Ohio reached a new television rights agreement with the Cleveland Indians that doubles the number of games aired on the network from 75 to 150 games, beginning with the 2002 season. Among the cable operators slated to carry Fox Sports Net Ohio’s comprehensive Indians schedule are AT&T Broadband, Adelphia Communications, Cox Communications, Insight Communications, Time Warner Cable and WideOpenWest (formerly Ameritech). A complete listing of affected cable systems is attached.
“Cable operators of all sizes, serving millions of viewers, have joined Fox Sports Net Ohio in our ongoing commitment to the Indians and their fans, ” said Steve Liverani, senior vice president and general manager, Fox Sports Net Ohio. “As we enter our 14th season of Indians baseball, we’re looking forward to providing Indians fans with our greatly expanded schedule of live coverage, beginning with our first regular season game on April 2nd.”
The first pitch of the 2002 season on Fox Sports Net Ohio takes place in Anaheim as the Tribe faces the Angels on Tuesday, April 2 at 10 pm. Back this year to kick off every home and away game is the Emmy award-winning pre game show, Tribe Time. And adding to its already unparalleled coverage of the team, Fox Sports Net Ohio will present the Cleveland Clinic Indians Post Game Report that will immediately follow each game telecast.
Fox Sports Net Ohio began airing Indians baseball on August 15, 1989, with an 11-game regular season package.
Fox Sports Net Ohio reaches more than four million households in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, western Pennsylvania, western New York, and West Virginia. Fox Sports Net Ohio is managed by Rainbow Sports Networks, a division of Cablevision’s Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc. Fox Sports Net Ohio’s programming includes the Cleveland Indians, Cincinnati Reds, Columbus Blue Jackets, and Cleveland Cavaliers along with select NASCAR and PGA Tour coverage.
Fox Sports Net reaches more than 78 million households nationwide and is a service of National Sports Partners, equally owned by Cablevision’s Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc. and Fox Entertainment Group. Rainbow Sports Networks incorporates Rainbow’s 50% ownership of Fox Sports Net and Fox Sports National Advertising and the ownership and management of Fox Sports Net regional networks in five of the nation’s largest markets: Chicago, Florida, Ohio, New England and San Francisco.
Fox Sports Net Ohio
|Adelphia Communications||Fort Jennings Cable|
|Americable USA||Fremont Cable|
|American Telecasting||Grafton Cable|
|Armstrong Cable||Horizon Chillicothe Telephone|
|AT&T Broadband||Insight Communications|
|Bellaire TV Cable||Kalida Cable Co.|
|Big Sandy TV Cable||Massillon Cable|
|Blade Communications||Midwest Communications|
|Bryan Municipal Cable||National Cable|
|BTC Multimedia||Nelsonville Cable|
|Buckeye Cable||New Knoxville Cable Systems|
|CableNet||Olmsted Cable Co.|
|Charter Communications||Orwell Cable Television|
|Classic Communications||OTEC Communication Co.|
|Coaxial Cable TV||R&A Management|
|Columbus Grove Telephone Company||RTEC Communications|
|Comcast Communications||Stellar Private Cable|
|Conneaut Telephone Co.||Time Warner Cable|
|Cox Communications||TSC Communications, Inc.|
|Dish Network||Wadsworth Cable|
|Doylestown Cable||WATCH TV|
|Erie County Cable||WideOpenWest|
|East Cleveland Cable||World Cable|