CLEVELAND, OHIO – FSN Ohio today announced that 40 regular season Cavaliers games will be telecast live during the 2004-05 NBA season, beginning with the home opener against the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday, November 3 at 7:00 p.m. FSN Ohio will telecast 27 home games from Gund Arena and 13 games from the road. Steve Liverani, Senior Vice President and General Manager, FSN Ohio, made the announcement.
Former Cavalier, Mark Price, joins Michael Reghi, in his eleventh year behind the microphone for Cavaliers games this season. Price, holder of five Cavaliers franchise records, will take over as color analyst, while Reghi handles the play-by-play duties.
FSN Ohio continues its comprehensive coverage of the team by bringing back Cavaliers Countdown, hosted by Jeff Phelps and Austin Carr. Cavaliers Countdown provides fans with commentary, features, and in-depth pre-game coverage of the Cavaliers 30 minutes prior to every FSN telecast. Austin Carr returns with Andy Baskin for a half-time report during home games. Baskin handles the half-time report from the road.
Cavaliers in the Post, presented by Pontiac, also returns this season, and follows each game telecast. Andy Baskin and Austin Carr host the show from Gund Arena. Once again, Baskin hosts the show from the road. Cavaliers in the Post features highlights, player interviews and analysis immediately after the game.
“As this new and exciting era of Cavaliers basketball moves forward, FSN Ohio is thrilled to once again have a great line-up of programming for fans this year,” said Liverani. “FSN Ohio continues to be the place to turn for anything related to Cavaliers basketball.”
“All signs point towards another increase in game viewership this season and the insightful, entertaining style of broadcast that FSN Ohio will deliver to fans will surely keep them connected well with the team and coming back to watch more games,” said Len Komoroski, President, Cavaliers/Gund Arena Company.
Bob Pennell will produce the games for FSN Ohio. Doug Johnson will direct.
Fox Sports Net Ohio reaches more than 4.5 million households in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, western Pennsylvania, western New York, and West Virginia. Fox Sports Net Ohio?s programming includes the Cleveland Indians, Cincinnati Reds, Columbus Blue Jackets, and Cleveland Cavaliers, The Best Damn Sports Show Period, NASCAR and Beyond the Glory. Fox Sports Net Ohio is managed by Rainbow Media Holdings LLC.
About Rainbow Media Holdings LLC:
A leader in sports, news and entertainment programming, Rainbow Media Holdings LLC is a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE:CVC). Rainbow Media owns and manages national networks: AMC, Fuse, IFC (The Independent Film Channel) and WE: Women’s Entertainment; as well as the on-demand services: Mag Rack, Uncensored On Demand, World Picks On Demand and World Picks Networks. Rainbow Media?s other businesses include its regional programming services – MetroChannels, News 12 Networks and Rainbow Sports Networks – in addition to the Rainbow Advertising Sales Corporation and Rainbow Network Communications. Rainbow Media is also a 50 percent partner in Fox Sports Net.
|11/9||@ Atlanta||7:30 pm|
|11/15||Golden State||7:00 pm|
|11/18||@ Charlotte||7:00 pm|
|11/26||@ Boston||7:30 pm|
|12/7||New Jersey||7:00 pm|
|12/8||@ Chicago||8:30 pm|
|12/22||@ New Jersey||7:30 pm|
|12/26||New Orleans||7:00 pm|
|1/15||@ Utah||9:00 pm|
|1/28||@ New York||7:00 pm|
|2/1||@ Orlando||7:00 pm|
|2/25||@ Indiana||8:00 pm|
|2/28||San Antonio||7:00 pm|
|3/4||@ Philadelphia||7:00 pm|
|3/16||@ Milwaukee||8:00 pm|
|3/24||@ Houston||8:30 pm|
|3/29||LA Clippers||7:00 pm|
|3/31||@ Chicago||8:30 pm|
|4/19||Boston|| 7:00 pm|