Fox Sports Net Ohio To Launch 30-Minute Regional Sports News Show Nightly At 11:00 PM

REGIONAL SPORTS REPORT Will Provide Area Sports Fans the Ultimate Source for Nightly Sports News on Their Home Teams

CLEVELAND – FOX Sports Net Ohio today announced that it will debut REGIONAL SPORTS REPORT on Monday, July 31. The show represents a bold new format in regional sports programming that will deliver 30-minutes of live regional sports news nightly at 11:00 PM. Steve Liverani, senior vice president and general manager, FOX Sports Net Ohio, made the announcement.

The REGIONAL SPORTS REPORT will provide a comprehensive look at the world of sports from a regional perspective. The format provides for heavy emphasis on key local stories, and also includes important national stories and how they impact local fans. REGIONAL SPORTS REPORT will follow FOX Sports Net’s NATIONAL SPORTS REPORT, which airs at 10:00 PM.

The new initiative strengthens FOX Sports Net Ohio’s commitment to being the ultimate source for regional sports. REGIONAL SPORTS REPORT will be immediately followed at 11:30 PM by THE LAST WORD WITH JIM ROME.

NATIONAL SPORTS REPORT does a great job keeping sports fans up to date on the national sports scene,” said Liverani. “Now, we’re taking it to the next, logical step, by offering in-depth, late-breaking coverage to our fans here throughout the Ohio region about the teams, stories, and issues they care about the most.”

All the reporting and newsgathering for REGIONAL SPORTS REPORT will be done locally, with correspondents and reporters covering all Ohio’s regional sports news. The show will be broadcast live from FOX Sports Net’s REGIONAL SPORTS REPORT broadcast center in Chicago. REGIONAL SPORT REPORT’S anchor will interact daily with the correspondents and reporters located in the region.

More news and information regarding REGIONAL SPORTS REPORT’S July 31 debut on FOX Sports Net Ohio will be released in the coming weeks.

FOX Sports Net is a service of National Sports Partners, equally owned by Cablevision’s Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc., and the FOX Entertainment Group. FOX Sports Net now reaches more than 68 million homes nationwide.

Rainbow Sports, a division of Cablevision’s Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc., has dedicated itself to “Home Team” fans for more than 20 years. Rainbow Sports incorporates all of Rainbow Media’s sports assets, including its 50 percent ownership of FOX Sports Net and FOX Sports National Advertising, majority ownership of the Madison Square Garden Properties, and the ownership and management of FOX Sports Net regional networks in six of the nation’s largest markets — Chicago, Florida, New England, New York, Ohio and San Francisco. MediaOne has a 50 percent interest in FOX Sports Net New England.


Kim McCarty