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Fox Sports Ohio
Fox Sports Ohio 2012 logo.png
Launched February 9, 1989 (1989-02-09)
(as SportsChannel Ohio)
Network Fox Sports Networks
Owned by Fox Entertainment Group
(21st Century Fox)
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Country United States
Language English
Broadcast area Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Northwest Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Southwest New York, National (via satellite)
Formerly called SportsChannel Ohio (1989–1998)
Fox Sports Ohio (1998–2000)
Fox Sports Net Ohio (2000–2004)
FSN Ohio (2004–2008)
Sister channel(s) SportsTime Ohio
Website foxsportsohio.com
Availability
Satellite
DirecTV 660 (SD) / 660–1 (HD) (Cleveland feed)
661 (SD) / 661–1 (HD) (Cincinnati feed)
Dish Network 425 (SD) / 5425 (HD) (Cleveland feed)
427 (SD) / 5427 (HD) (Cincinnati feed)
Cable
AT&T U-verse 734 (SD) / 1734 (HD) (Cleveland feed)
732 (SD) / 1732 (HD) (Cincinnati feed)
Available on select cable systems Check local listings for channels

Fox Sports Ohio is an American regional sports network based in Ohio that is operated as an affiliate of Fox Sports Networks. The channel is owned by Fox Cable Networks, a unit of the Fox Entertainment Group division of 21st Century Fox. It is seen throughout Ohio, as well as parts of Indiana, Kentucky, Northwest Pennsylvania, the border communities of West Virginia, and extreme Southwest New York.

History[edit]

Fox Sports logo, used from 2008 to 2012.

The channel originally launched on February 9, 1989 and officially launched on September 1 of that year as SportsChannel Ohio, an affiliate of SportsChannel, a joint venture between Cablevision and NBC. It featured the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Cleveland Indians. Select Cincinnati Reds games (produced by SportsChannel Cincinnati), Notre Dame basketball and football, and Ohio State sporting events (excluding football and basketball) were also aired.[1] Along with the rest of the SportsChannel networks it was rebranded as Fox Sports Ohio in January 1998.

Feeds[edit]

The network operates regional feeds for the Cleveland and Cincinnati markets, both branded as Fox Sports Ohio (but disambiguated in some electronic program guides as "Fox Sports Cincinnati"), which contain different events depending on the market. This arrangement can cause conflicts for Columbus, which is between both Cleveland and Cincinnati. In the event of conflicting events between the two regional feeds (typically between the Columbus Blue Jackets and Cleveland Cavaliers, Blue Jackets and Cincinnati Reds, and Reds and Cavaliers), cable providers in Central Ohio will carry the other game on an alternate channel.

Programming[edit]

Professional team partnerships with Fox Sports Ohio include the NHL's Columbus Blue Jackets, the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers, MLB's Cincinnati Reds, and the AHL's Lake Erie Monsters. In college sports, it also carries a select number of Xavier University,[2] and University of Cincinnati basketball games.[3]

Prior to the Cleveland Indians starting (eventual sister channel) SportsTime Ohio in the 2006 season, Cleveland Indians games were on FSN Ohio. Despite this move, Reds games remain blacked out, for the most part, in Northeast Ohio (the Indians' claimed territory), as well as national broadcasts of certain Indians games aired on cable channels (deferring to STO).

Studio programs[edit]

  • Access Cavaliers (2006–present)
  • Bearcat Sports Weekly (2008–present)
  • Blue Jackets Live (2007–present)
  • Cavaliers Live (2006–present)
  • Cavaliers Showcase Replays (2006–present)
  • Game Time with Urban Meyer (2011–present, simulcast on WBNS-TV (channel 10) in Columbus)
  • Musketeers Live (2011–present)
  • Reds Live (2007–present)
  • Reds Weekly (2013–present)

Sports coverage[edit]

College[edit]

Personalities[edit]

Current[edit]

  • Beau Bishop - co-host of Game Time with Urban Meyer
  • Jeff Brantley - Cincinnati Reds color commentary
  • Thom Brennaman - Cincinnati Reds play-by-play
  • Earle Bruce - analyst for Game Time with Urban Meyer
  • Jock Callander - Lake Erie Monsters color commentary
  • Austin Carr - Cleveland Cavaliers color commentary
  • Allie Clifton - Cleveland Cavaliers sideline reporter
  • John Cooper - analyst for Game Time with Urban Meyer
  • Bill Davidge - Columbus Blue Jackets color commentary
  • Jim Day - Cincinnati Reds Sideline Reporter, co-host Reds Live
  • Tom Gelehrter - Bearcats Sports Weekly, Cincinnati Bearcats basketball play-by-play for non-conference games
  • Brian Gisenschlag - high school football play-by-play (Cincinnati), co-host Reds Live, Blue Jackets Live
  • George Grande - Cincinnati Reds play-by-play (1993–2009), Fill in play-by-play (2010–present)
  • Ashleigh Ignelzi - feature reporter/Interviewer for Game Time with Urban Meyer
  • Brad Johansen - Xavier Musketeers basketball for non-conference games
  • Jim Lachey - analyst for Game Time with Urban Meyer
  • Dave Lapham - High School Football color commentary (Cincinnati)
  • Fred McLeod - Cleveland Cavaliers play-by-play
  • Terry Nelson - Cincinnati Bearcats basketball color commentary for Non-Conference games
  • Jim Kelch - Cincinnati Reds play-by-play
  • Jeff Phelps - Cleveland Cavaliers pregame/halftime/postgame host, high school football play-by-play (Cleveland)
  • Jeff Piecoro - co-host Reds Live Reds Weekly host
  • Doug Plagens - Lake Erie Monsters play-by-play
  • Jeff Rimer - Columbus Blue Jackets play-by-play
  • Kenny Roda - Lake Erie Monsters locker room reporter
  • Betsy Ross - Cincinnati Bearcats women's basketball color commentary
  • Campy Russell - Cleveland Cavaliers pregame/halftime/postgame analyst
  • Jody Shelley - Columbus Blue Jackets sideline reporter
  • Frank Stams - High School Football color commentary (Cleveland)
  • Natalie Taylor - Columbus Blue Jackets sideline reporter, high school football sideline reporter (Cincinnati)
  • Dom Tiberi - co-host of Game Time with Urban Meyer
  • Chris "Beanie" Wells - analyst for Game time with Urban Meyer
  • Chris Welsh - Cincinnati Reds color commentary
  • Steve Wolf - Xavier Musketeers basketball color commentary for non-conference games

Branding[edit]

A logo bug appears on the top right screen during regular programming. For most programs (including nationally-televised sports) the Fox Sports logo is shown with a dark blue, rounded arrow shaped drop-down containing the word "OHIO". The bottom of the drop-down contains a small arrow, colored light blue. During local sporting telecasts, the logo changes. For Reds baseball games, the text in the drop-down changes to "REDS" (so that the bug reads Fox Sports Reds), with the arrow at the bottom of the drop-down shown in red. As for Cavaliers basketball games, the text in the drop-down changes to "CAVALIERS", with the arrow at the bottom of the drop-down colored yellow. For Blue Jackets hockey games, the text changes to "BLUE JACKETS" with the arrow at the bottom of the drop-down also colored in red. . These localized logo bugs are also seen during each team's Live pre- and post-game shows.

References[edit]

External links[edit]


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