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Fox Sports Ohio
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Launched 1989 (as SportsChannel Ohio)
Network Fox Sports Networks
Owned by Fox Entertainment Group
Country United States
Broadcast area Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Northwest Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Southwest New York
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
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, formerly FSN Ohio and SportsChannel Ohio, is a regional sports network based in Ohio and member of the Fox Sports Networks group of channels. It is seen throughout the Buckeye state, as well as parts of Indiana, Kentucky, Northwest Pennsylvania, the border communities of West Virginia, and extreme Southwest New York.

HistoryEdit

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The channel originally launched in 1989 as SportsChannel Ohio, an affiliate of SportsChannel America. It became Fox Sports Ohio in 1998.

FeedsEdit

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 systems in Central Ohio will carry the other game on an alternate channel.

ProgrammingEdit

Professional team partnerships with Fox Sports Ohio include the NHL's Columbus Blue Jackets, the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers, MLB's Cincinnati Reds, MLS' Columbus Crew, and the AHL's Lake Erie Monsters. In college sports, it also carries a select number of Xavier University,[1] and University of Cincinnati basketball games.[2]

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

Studio programsEdit

  • 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

Sports coverageEdit

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PersonalitiesEdit

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ReferencesEdit

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