Viewers enjoyed increased HD coverage of the Cavaliers, Blue Jackets and Reds.
FOX Sports Ohio launched its first ever Fan Appreciation Nights with the Blue Jackets and the Cavaliers. Both the Blue Jackets event, presented by Your Central Ohio Toyota Dealers and the Cavaliers event, presented by KIA, were HUGE successes, receiving thousands of viewer text messages and giving out fabulous prizes to fans!
The networks coverage of the Cavaliers and the Blue Jackets enjoyed record high ratings, as the Blue Jackets made their Stanley Cup debut and the Cavaliers made a strong playoff run.
We launched a Twitter and Facebook page, as well as revamped our website to offer our fans more exlusive access and interaction than ever before!
FOX Sports Ohio brought all of our community outreach efforts under one umbrella with the creation of FOX SupPORTS Ohio and launched the first fundraising campaign, Season of Support, in partnership with the Cleveland Foundation and MyCom.
The network hosted Fan Cam events at downtown hot spots to get fans ready for Cavs, Blue Jackets and Reds games as well as give them a chance to be on TV!
A lucky Blue Jackets fan got the chance to travel to Tampa Bay and watch the Jackets battle the Lightening, thanks to our Florida Flyaway promotion, presented by IGS Energy.
We welcomed new broadcasters to the Blue Jackets 2009-10 broadcast team and brought road post-game shows to the FOX Sports Ohio studio.
We battled SportsTime Ohio in the first ever I-71 Challenge.
Reds fans enjoyed specially produced Reds telecasts to celebrate civil rights and independence.
We partnered with the Ohio Department of Public Safety (ODPS) to encourage a safe summer with the Reds Backyard BBQ sweepstakes and viral video campaign.
The network was thrilled to provide a local family with a new ultimate rec room, thanks to "Design on our Dime," presented by Danny Vegh's Billiard & Home and Acme.
We worked with our affiliate partners in various promotions, including the "Kentucky Speedway Think Big Watch & Win Sweepstakes," presented by SPEED and Time Warner Cable, and "Back 2 School Aid" presented by Fuel TV and Time Warner Cable.
FOX Sports Ohio worked with Skyline Chili to co-brand Reds Hat Day and "Step up to the Mic" promotion.
High School Football Game of the Week returned, featuring the state's best rival high school matchups in Northeast and Southern Ohio.
In partnership with ODPS, we worked to support Teen Driver Safety Week with a teen video contest where students statewide submitted their video for a chance to be on TV.
We welcomed Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Honda Dealers to be the presenting sponsors of 2009-10 college programming, including Xavier University basketball and University of Cincinnati football and basketball.
"I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today." - William Allen White