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Encyclopedia > SportsTime Ohio
SportsTime Ohio
Type Cable television network
Country United States
Availability Through regional affiliates
Founded by Fastball Sports Productions
Owner Dolan Family (Cleveland Indians owners)
Launch date March 12, 2006
Website
www.SportsTimeOhio.com

SportsTime Ohio (or STO) is a regional sports television network in Cleveland and northern Ohio, launched in 2006. It was created to air Cleveland Indians games, and is owned by the family which owns the team. It is also the cable television home of the Cleveland Browns. The network is currently seen on flagship system Time Warner Cable and a number of other cable outlets in Northeast Ohio, as well as around the state. The network is also seen on both the Dish Network and DirecTV satellite services. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Cable TV redirects here. ... A television network is a distribution network for television content whereby a central operation provides programming for many television stations. ... is the 71st day of the year (72nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A television network is a distribution network for television content whereby a central operation provides programming for many television stations. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 5, 14, 18, 19, 21, 42, 455 Name Cleveland Indians (1915–present) Cleveland Naps (1905-1914) Cleveland Bronchos (1902-1904) Cleveland Blues (1901) Other nicknames The Tribe, The Wahoos Ballpark Jacobs Field (1994–present... Browns redirects here. ... Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) is an American national cable television company that operates in 27 states and has 31 operating divisions. ... Greater Cleveland and Northeast Ohio are nicknames for the metropolitan area surrounding Cleveland in Ohio. ... DISH Network is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service that provides satellite television and audio programming to households and businesses in the United States, owned by parent company EchoStar Communications Corporation. ... A standard DirecTV satellite dish with 1 LNB on a roof DirecTV (trademarked as DIRECTV) is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service based in El Segundo, California, USA, that was founded in 1994. ...


WKYC-TV, Channel 3, the NBC affiliate in Cleveland, also airs Indians games. WKYC provides SportsTime Ohio with television production services for both broadcast and cable games, and studios for non-game programming. WKYC-TV, Channel 3 is the NBC affiliate in Cleveland, Ohio. ... This article is about the television network. ...

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SportsTime Ohio is owned by the Dolan family, which owns the Indians team. It is operated as a separate business venture. It can be comparable to the New York Yankees' YES Network, as both were started primarily to broadcast each team's games, however they differ in that YES is owned by a holding company that also owns the Yankees, whereas STO is a venture separate from the Indians that is directly owned by Larry Dolan, Cleveland Indians owner. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... The Yankees Entertainment and Sports (YES) Network is a New York City regional cable TV channel dedicated to broadcasting baseball games of the New York Yankees, and basketball games of the New Jersey Nets. ...


When SportsTime Ohio was created, it created 2 regional sports networks in the Cleveland area. Previously, Fox Sports Net Ohio was the only regional sports network available in the region. Cleveland Indians games were previously broadcasted on FSN Ohio. Presently, SportsTime Ohio maintains rights to the Cleveland Indians baseball games and cable rights to the Cleveland Browns while FSN Ohio maintains rights to Cleveland Cavaliers basketball games. Fox Sports Net Ohio Logo Sports Channel Ohio Logo FSN Ohio, formerly Fox Sports Net Ohio and SportsChannel Ohio, is a cable channel in Ohio (with the exception of the Toledo, where FSN Detroit is carried as well as some central eastern counties where FSN Pittsburgh is carried), parts of... The Cleveland Cavaliers (also known as the Cavs) are a professional basketball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ...


SportsTime Ohio also has a High Definition channel that showed all Indians home games in 2007. In 2008, the HD channel will go 24/7 on April 1. Not only will all Indians home and away games be shown in HD, but so will several STO original shows.

Contents

Indians coverage

Thirty minutes before each Indians Game, STO airs "Indians on Deck," a pre-game show hosted by Al Pawlowski. It features highlights from the previous game, a preview of the upcoming game, and news around baseball.


The commentators during the game are Matt Underwood, Rick Manning, and Jim Donovan (WKYC games only). In 2007, all home games on STO and all games on WKYC were broadcast in high definition. Beginning in 2008, all away games will also be broadcast in HD.[1] High-definition television (HDTV) means broadcast of television signals with a higher resolution than traditional formats (NTSC, SECAM, PAL) allow. ...


After the game, there is a post-game show recapping the game and featuring an interview with Indians manager, Eric Wedge. Eric Michael Wedge (born January 27, 1968, in Fort Wayne, Indiana) is the current manager of the Cleveland Indians in Major League Baseball; he is the youngest current manager in the majors. ...


Beginning in 2007, STO broadcast some minor league games from the Indians system, such as those of the Buffalo Bisons. The Buffalo Bisons (Pronounced BI-zons by locals) are a minor league baseball team based in Buffalo, New York. ...


Other programming

STO is on the air 24 hours a day. In addition to Indians games, STO now broadcasts several other shows, including:

  • "All Bets Are Off" with Bruce Drennan; A daily 3 hour live local call-in sports talk show, generally airing weekdays from 4pm-7pm with an encore airing from Midnight-3am; and Sundays from 7pm-9pm
  • "The Tribe Report"; A weekly show based on what is happening with the Cleveland Indians. It is hosted by Al Pawlowski and Brian Anderson, and airs Tuesday nights
  • "Tee It Up Ohio:" an Ohio golf show that profiles local courses and offers tips starring local golf pro Jimmy Hamlin and Mike Cairns
  • "Outdoors Ohio with D'Arcy Egan": an outdoors show featuring Ohio fishing and hunting adventures. It is hosted by The Plain Dealer outdoors writer D'Arcy Egan and his wife, artist Laura Brown Egan, owner of Desdemona's Fine Art & Other Cool Stuff, an art gallery in Port Clinton, Ohio
  • "Ohio Sports Profiles:" a show profiling the lives of Cleveland Indians' players and other local athletes
  • "Pro Wrestling Ohio:" A local wrestling show. Airs on Saturday and Monday nights.
  • "Ohio Fight Fest:" A showcase of local mixed martial arts bouts. Airs on Friday and Monday nights.
  • "Ohio Boxing-In This Corner:" A showcase of local boxing bouts with analysis. Airs on Friday and Monday Nights.
  • "The Viking Basketball Report" A showcase of the Cleveland State University basketball team with head coach Gary Waters.

STO airs seasonal programming for the Cleveland Browns, Ohio State football and basketball, Notre Dame football and basketball, Youngstown State football, and Cleveland State basketball.[2] The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... Brian James Anderson is a pitcher who is currently signed to a minor-league contract with the Texas Rangers. ... The Plain Dealer is a Restoration comedy by William Wycherley, first performed on 11 December 1676. ... Gary Steven Waters (born August 15, 1951) is the current head basketball coach at Cleveland State University. ... Browns redirects here. ... This article is about Ohio State; there is also an Ohio University. ... For other universities and colleges named Notre Dame, see Notre Dame. ... Youngstown State University, founded in 1908, is an accredited university located in Youngstown, Ohio US. As of 2005, there were 13,101 students and a student-faculty ratio of 19:1. ... Cleveland State University (abbr. ...


Beginning April 1, 2008, several STO original shows including All Bets are Off, the Tribe Report Tee it up Ohio, and Outdoors Ohio with D'arcy Egan, will be shown in HD.


STO broadcasted six Cleveland State basketball games for the 2006-2007 season, and is broadcasting eight for the 2007-08 season, including the Vikings' game against Ohio State. Cleveland State University (abbr. ... This article is about Ohio State; there is also an Ohio University. ...


The network had also expressed interested in obtaining rights to broadcast Cleveland Cavaliers games, which are currently held by FSN Ohio. However, FSN Ohio agreed to a long-term deal with the Cavaliers in 2006 to air 70 games per season. The Cleveland Cavaliers (also known as the Cavs) are a professional basketball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ... Fox Sports Net Ohio Logo Sports Channel Ohio Logo FSN Ohio, formerly Fox Sports Net Ohio and SportsChannel Ohio, is a cable channel in Ohio (with the exception of the Toledo, where FSN Detroit is carried as well as some central eastern counties where FSN Pittsburgh is carried), parts of...


STO officials has broadcast some high school football and basketball since its launch. In 2007, STO announced they would acquire the rights to some of the Ohio High School Athletic Association championships, including eight football playoff games, six football championship games, boys and girls playoff basketball, and four events to be announced. Time Warner Cable will provide coverage in Dayton and Cincinnati, which do not air STO.[3]


Broadcasters

  • Matt Underwood - Play by play
  • Rick Manning - Color analyst
  • Jim Donovan - Play-by-play (WKYC games only), Host of all shows covering the Cleveland Browns, also Radio play-by-play voice of the Browns.
  • Al Pawlowski - Indians Pre-game and post game host, STO Update Anchor during the game, and play by play for high school football
  • Joe Brown - TV 3/STO Reporter
  • Bruce Drennan - Host of "All Bets Are Off," a daily talk show that began airing in April 2007
  • Brian Anderson- Baseball Studio Analyst, Color analyst
  • Doug Dieken- Football Studio Analyst, also radio color analyst of the Cleveland Browns.
  • Sam Rutigliano - Football Studio Analyst
  • Tony Grossi - Football Studio Analyst, also Browns beat writer for the Cleveland Plain Dealer
  • Mike Cairns - Occasional Friday host of All Bets Are Off, co-host of Tee it up Ohio, play by play voice of Cleveland State Basketball, and high school football
  • D'Arcy Egan - host of Outdoors Ohio, also outdoors writer for the Cleveland Plain Dealer
  • Chuck Galetti - host of Ohio Fight Night
  • Joe Dombrowski - Play by Play announcer for Pro Wrestling Ohio
  • Jamie Scott - Color analyst for Pro Wrestling Ohio
  • Michael Cash - Backstage Interviewer for Pro Wrestling Ohio
  • Andre Knott- Thursday host of Browns Red Zone
  • Andy Baskin - "Totally Tribe" Host

Richard Eugene Manning (born September 2, 1954 in Niagara Falls, New York) is a former center fielder in Major League Baseball who played from 1975-1987 on the Cleveland Indians (1975-1983) and Milwaukee Brewers (1983-1987). ... Jim Donovan (born July 17, 1956, in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American radio and television personality who serves as sports director for WKYC-TV in Cleveland, Ohio. ... Browns redirects here. ... There have been several well-known people named Joe Brown or Joseph Brown, including: Joe Brown (boxer) Joe Brown (judge) Joe Brown (singer) Joe E. Brown (comedian) Joseph E. Brown Joe Brown (climber) Joe R. Brown (Pyhsician) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... Brian James Anderson is a pitcher who is currently signed to a minor-league contract with the Texas Rangers. ... Douglas Dieken (born February 12, 1949 in Streator, Illinois) is a former American football tackle who played fourteen seasons in the National Football League with the Cleveland Browns. ... Sam Rutigliano (b. ... The Plain Dealer is the major daily newspaper of Cleveland, Ohio. ... Cleveland State University (abbr. ... The Plain Dealer is the major daily newspaper of Cleveland, Ohio. ... Jamie Scott , writes and produces his music under the name J.S. Baylin,(born February 12, 1982) and is the singer and writer behind the band Jamie Scott and the Town . His music is heavily influenced by 70’s artists like Cat Stevens and James Taylor, and also by neo...

Former broadcasters

  • John Sanders - Play-by-play (contract was not renewed after 2006 season)
  • Mike Hegan - Color analyst, and play-by-play (moved to Indians Radio Network in 2007)

1970 Topps scratchoff #8 Michael Mike Hegan (born July 21, 1942 in Cleveland, Ohio) is a former Major League Baseball player and a radio announcer for the Cleveland Indians. ...

Availability

STO is available on all major cable and satellite providers, however, channel numbers vary. Please see the list here for your local provider.


The over-air games seen in Cleveland on WKYC also air on the following stations in other cities in Ohio and nearby:

WYFX Channel 62, is the FOX affiliate in Youngstown, Ohio. ... Location within the state of Ohio Coordinates: , Country State Counties Mahoning, Trumbull Founded 1796 Incorporated 1848 (village) - 1867 (city) Government  - Mayor Jay Williams (I) Area  - City  34. ... WLIO, NBC Lima, is the NBC television affiliate in Lima, Ohio. ... Location in the state of Ohio Country United States State Ohio County Allen Government  - Mayor David Berger (D) Area  - City 12. ... WWHO, UPN Columbus, is the Columbus, Ohio television affiliate for both UPN and The WB television network. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Ohio, USA Coordinates: , Country State Counties Franklin, Fairfield, Delaware Government  - Mayor Michael B. Coleman (D) Area  - City 212. ... WICU-TV NBC 12 is the NBC affiliate based in Erie, Pennsylvania. ... WSEE-TV is the CBS-TV affiliate station based in Erie, Pennsylvania, USA. Owned by Lilly Broadcasting with its studio located at 1220 Peach St. ... WBEP is the WB affiliate for Erie, Pennsylvania. ... “Erie” redirects here. ... WNGS 67 (branded as RTN-11) is a television station licensed to Springville, New York, serving the Buffalo television market. ... Nickname: Location of Buffalo in New York State Coordinates: , Country State County Erie Government  - Mayor Byron Brown (D) Area  - City 52. ... Buckeye Cable Sports Network is a regional sports network founded in 2003 (and first went on the air on January 7, 2004) to carry sports broadcasting, which had previously been aired on fellow cable-only station WT05. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Ohio Location of Toledo within Lucas County, Ohio. ...

References

  1. ^ The Official Site of The Cleveland Indians: Official Info: Indians, SportsTime Ohio, WKYC-TV3 finalize 2008 Tribe TV schedule, featuring all games televised in High Definition (HD)
  2. ^ SportsTime Ohio
  3. ^ http://www.wkyc.com/sports/sports_article.aspx?storyid=74594

External links

  • Official Site
  • List of SportsTime Ohio cable affiliates and channels (from STO partner WKYC/3)

 
 

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