79 CBJ Games - all in HD

FOX Sports Ohio will be carrying 79 regular season Columbus Blue Jackets games, all in high definition!

FOX Sports Ohio’s coverage of the Jackets begins on Friday, October 7 when the club opens the 2011-12 season at home at Nationwide Arena with a 7pm match-up against Central Division rival Nashville Predators.

Of the Blue Jackets’ complete 82-game schedule, FOX Sports Ohio will NOT be able to televise the following three games due to Versus (NBC Sports Network beginning January 2) exclusivity:
  • Wednesday, October 12th vs. the Colorado Avalanche (national broadcast window)
  • Wednesday, March 28th vs. the Detroit Red Wings (televised on NBC Sports Network)
  • Thursday, April 5th at the Colorado Avalanche (televised on NBC Sports Network)
Coverage each game night will begin with Blue Jackets Live pre-game show, presented by Central Ohio Toyota Dealers, featuring highlights, player interviews and analysis 30 minutes prior to each game. On Opening Night, FOX Sports Ohio will feature a 1-hour pre-game show. Immediately following the final horn, the coverage will continue with the post-game edition of Blue Jackets Live, presented by IGS Energy.
Broadcast Team

In-game: The FOX Sports Ohio/Blue Jackets broadcast team features play-by-play announcer Jeff Rimer alongside color analyst Bill Davidge. John Michael will return for his third season as rink side reporter

Blue Jackets Live: Preceding home games, Davidge will additionally co-host Blue Jackets Live from Nationwide Arena with Ray Crawford. For all away games, Crawford will co-host the show from the studio with David Maetzold. While in this new role, Maetzold will continue to provide his outstanding feature segments for Blue Jackets Live.