CLEVELAND – Fox Sports Net Ohio announced today it will begin closed captioning every Cleveland Indians game during the remainder of the network's 150-game schedule. Steve Liverani, senior vice president and general manager, made the announcement.
The first closed captioned game will take place during next week's Chicago series, and possibly as early as the first game against the White Sox on Tuesday, April 16 at 8 pm. Fox Sports Net's Emmy award-winning pre-game show "Tribe Time," and the newly added "Cleveland Clinic Indians Post Game Report," will also be closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
"We are proud to bring the excitement and drama of Indians baseball to the captioned TV audience," said Liverani. "Fox Sports Net Ohio recognizes the importance of closed captioning to ensure that our programming is accessible to deaf and hard-of-hearing television viewers."
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.