Announcing Bearcats Ticket Office Takeover

FOX Sports Ohio is excited to give viewers an exclusive opportunity to experience University of Cincinnati Bearcats basketball live in action at Fifth Third Arena. FOX Sports Ohio is taking over the Bearcats ticket office for a “Ticket Office Takeover.”

During the 4pm Bearcats-Raiders game on this Saturday, Dec. 22, we will announce a special Bearcats ticket offer presented exclusively by FOX Sports Ohio. Throughout the game telecast, viewers will learn of the ticket offer details and instructions on how to take advantage of the offer.

Act fast because the special opportunity will only be available for FOX Sports Ohio viewers during Saturday’s game telecast. Tune in for FOX Sports Ohio’s Ticket Office Takeover!

FOX SuPPORTS OHIO's 2012 Season of Support

FOX Sports Ohio Celebrated the Holiday Season by Collecting Toys for Tots and Volunteering at Toys for Tots and the Cleveland Domestic Violence Center

As part of the 2012 Season of Support, FOX SupPORTS Ohio was honored to team up with Toys for Tots and Cleveland's Domestic Violence Center to give back to the community.

Toys for Tots

During the months of November and December, employees of FOX Sports Ohio and its neighboring South Hills businesses in Broadview Heights participated in a donation drive for the Toys for Tots.

The FOX Sports Ohio Girls actively promoted the collection drive through social media, and over 120 items were collected.


The Girls and FOX Sports Ohio staff delivered the toys to Toys for Tots and volunteered their time to help the marines sort and organize the donations. In this video, which is airing on FOX Sports Ohio as well as on FOXSportsOhio.com and social media, the FOX Sports Ohio Girls thank everyone who contributed to this year’s Toys for Tots collection drive.

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For a full photo gallery from the delivery and volunteer time, click here.

Volunteering at the Domestic Violence Center “Twinkle Shop”

FOX Sports Ohio has been a long-time supporter of Cleveland’s Domestic Violence Center (DVC), and this holiday season provided staff the opportunity to give their time. In mid-December, the DVC hosted the “Twinkle Shop,” which provided women and children in need with the chance to shop and give to their families over the holidays.

The FOX Sports Ohio Girls and FOX Sports Ohio employees served dinner, helped children with various craft projects, and interacted with the 50 women and children who reside at the DVC’s shelter.

New "AC All Access" segment

FOX Sports Ohio recently launched a new Cavaliers Live pregame show segment where fans can ask Austin Carr questions through the FOX Sports Ohio Girls’ social media pages.

“AC All Access” has shown to be a great way to interact with fans via social media while promoting the FOX Sports Ohio Girls’ social media pages and Austin Carr on Twitter.

The first “AC All Access” aired prior to the Cavs-Suns game on Nov. 27th. The Girls solicited questions for Austin Carr from fans via Facebook and Twitter. They then selected and asked AC three questions during the segment.

Click below to watch the first one.

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The second "AC All Access" was on December 11th when the Cavs hosted the Lakers. Click HERE to watch!

Bearcats Belk Bowl Preview Special

While the University of Cincinnati Bearcats football team prepares for their matchup against the Duke Blue Devils in the 2012 Belk Bowl on Dec. 27th, FOX Sports Ohio will feature Bearcats Belk Bowl Preview Special.

This 30-minute show will premiere on Sunday, Dec. 16th at 1pm with five replays leading up to the bowl game.

In addition to scouting the Blue Devils, the show will introduce new Bearcats football coach Tommy Tuberville and discuss his background and coaching philosophy. Veteran players will share their thoughts on resiliency and taking the necessary steps to adjust to the coaching change. The show will also present “The Best Plays of the 2012 Season” as voted by fans on Facebook and Twitter.

Bearcats Belk Bowl Preview Special

Sunday, Dec. 16th at 1pm
Thursday, Dec. 20th at 6:30pm
Friday, Dec. 21st at 1pm
Saturday, Dec. 22nd at6pm (following the 4pm UC-Wright State basketball game)
Tuesday, Dec. 25th at 7p and 9:30pm

Watch the Cavs & Win a suite!

This holiday season, FOX Sports Ohio is excited to offer fans the chance to win a suite to a Cleveland Cavaliers game with the “Holiday Suite Weeks” giveaway.
Throughout the first three weeks of December, fans watching the Cavs on FOX Sports Ohio will have the opportunity each week to win a suite for 10 guests to a 2013 Cavs game, including food and beverage.
During the Cavs games each week, the FOX Sports Ohio Cavs broadcast team will give a keyword and cue to enter. Once viewers receive the keyword, they can enter to win by texting the keyword to 37664. Fans can also enter the keyword online at FOXSportsOhio.com by following the “Holiday Suite Weeks” links.

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Each week’s lineup of Cavs games will feature a new chance to win. The first chance to win will be during the Cavs-Bulls game on Wednesday, Dec. 5th starting at 8pm.
· Watch and Win for Suite 1 – to Cavs v. Raptors on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 7pm
o Wednesday, Dec. 5 Cavs v. Bulls 8pm
o Friday, Dec. 7 Cavs @ Timberwolves 8pm
o Saturday, Dec. 8 Cavs v. Pistons 7:30pm
· Watch and Win for Suite 2 – to Cavs v. Jazz on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 7pm
o Tuesday, Dec. 11 Cavs v. Lakers 7pm
o Wednesday, Dec. 12 Cavs @ Pacers 7pm
o Friday, Dec. 13 Cavs v. Bucks 7:30pm
o Saturday, Dec. 14 Cavs @ Knicks 7:30pm
· Watch and Win for Suite 3 – to Cavs v. Magic on Sunday, April 7 at 6pm
o Tuesday, Dec. 18 Cavs v. Raptors 7pm
o Wednesday, Dec. 19 Cavs @ Celtics 7:30pm
o Friday, Dec. 21 Cavs v. Pacers 7:30pm
o Saturday, Dec. 22 Cavs @ Bucks 8:30pm

Are you ready for Redsfest?

FOX Sports Ohio is proud to once again be the title sponsor of this year’s Redsfest. It will be held at the Duke Energy Convention Center in downtown Cincinnati this Friday, December 7 from 3pm to 10:30pm and Saturday, December 8 from 11am to 6:30pm. Proceeds from the event benefit the Reds Community Fund.
As the TV home of the Cincinnati Reds and title sponsor of Redsfest, FOX Sports Ohio will have a booth at the event, offering fans the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities.
  • The FOX Sports Ohio Girls will be on site to meet fans, play games, and give away prizes.
  • On Friday, fans will have the chance to have their photo taken behind the FOX Sports Ohio Reds Live desk.
  • On Saturday, Reds broadcasters Jim Day, Jeff Piecoro and Jim Kelch will stop by the tent throughout the event to sign autographs.

"Slap Shots in 60"

FOX Sports Ohio and the Columbus Blue Jackets are pleased to introduce “Slap Shots in 60”, a series of 60-second vignettes highlighting Blue Jackets activities. 

"Slap Shots in 60” is hosted by Dave Maetzold and Natalie Taylor, and will feature various news, relevant topics, and events surrounding the Jackets.

Fans will see “Slap Shots in 60” running throughout FOX Sports Ohio programming beginning Tuesday, November 20th.
 
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Toys for Tots Donation Drive!


FOX Sports Ohio and its charitable program, FOX SupPORTS OHIO, is asking fans and businesses to join them in supporting Toys for Tots. New, unwrapped toys will be accepted from Monday, Nov. 12 through Thursday, Dec. 13 at the FOX Sports Ohio Broadview Heights office as well as at additional locations on South Hills Blvd. All toys that are collected will be donated to Toys for Tots and redistributed to Greater Cleveland families in need.

Fans wishing to donate may visit any of the office lobbies of the three buildings located in the South Hills Blvd. Industrial Park in Broadview Heights, just off of I-77 & Route 82. Collection boxes will be located in each building’s main entrance lobby.

For additional information on FOX SupPORTS OHIO and Toys for Tots, visit www.foxsportsohio.com/pages/support and www.toysfortots.org.

Box Office Buyout Returns


Have you been down to The Q yet to catch Cavaliers action in person? Now’s your chance! FOX Sports Ohio is taking over the Cavs ticket office in the return of the Cavs “Box Office Buyout”.


There will be six Cavs games this season where we will announce a special Cavs ticket offer exclusively for FOX Sports Ohio viewers. Watch the Box Office Buyout games (listed below) on FOX Sports Ohio. During each game telecast, viewers will learn of the ticket offer details with instructions on how to take advantage of the offer. Make sure to act fast because the exclusive opportunity will only be available during the special game telecast.


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The first Box Office Buyout this season will be on Tuesday, Nov. 13th when the Cavs take on the Brooklyn Nets at 7:30pm. The exclusive Cavs ticket offer will be announced during the 7pm Cavaliers Live pregame show as well as throughout the game.

FOX Sports Ohio will be taking over the Cavs box office on the following game dates:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 13
  • Wednesday, Dec. 19
  • Tuesday, Jan. 22
  • Friday, Feb. 1
  • Sunday, Feb. 24
  • Friday, Apr. 5

Go behind-the-scenes at Cavs home opener

The FOX Sports Ohio Girls Hallie & Sara were at Quicken Loans Arena hours leading up to the Cavaliers first home game. Check out this behind-the-scenes video, as they give you a taste of what it takes for the Cavs to put on the show.

Follow Austin Carr on Twitter

The legendary Austin Carr, FOX Sports Ohio's Cavaliers analyst, was ready to join the Twitterverse. During the Cavs home opener on Oct. 30, the network called upon fans to vote on his Twitter handle.

The poll on FOXSportsOhio.com included four potential handles.


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Over the following days, hundreds of fans cast their vote. When the poll closed, Cavs Head Coach Byron Scott announced the winning handle, @MrCavalier34, on Cavaliers Live pregame show on Nov. 2.



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AC's first tweet!
Once @MrCavalier34 went public, many welcomed AC to Twitter, including the Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert, the Cavs, FOX Sports Ohio broadcasters, Cavs mascot Moondog, and many fans! And in just hours following the announcement, @MrCavalier34 had over 4,000 followers and growing.







Tip-tober Fan Photo Contest shows Cavs spirit

In the final week leading up to the Cavaliers home opener, FOX Sports Ohio & the FOX Sports Ohio Girls ran the Tip-tober Fan Photo Contest.
Cavs fans had the chance to win a pair of Cavs courtside seats by showing their team spirit! To enter, they had to submit a Cavs spirit photo via Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #TiptoberFan. The approved photos were posted on FOXSportsOhio.com.
All week long, the FOX Sports Ohio Girls and FOX Sports Ohio encouraged fans to enter the contest through a promo spot and on social media.
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The Cavs, Cavs broadcasters, and various Cleveland radio partners also supported the effort by tweeting about the contest.





Approximately 60-70 photos were entered through the two photo sharing tools.

The FOX Sports Ohio Girls announced the winner during hour-long Cavaliers Live pregame show on Oct. 30 before home opener.

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At the start of the Cavs game, FOXSportsOhio.com also showcased honorable mentions in a “Top Ten” feature story.

Winner of the Tip-tober Fan Photo Contest!




Allie Clifton wins over fans

Allie Clifton made her official debut as FOX Sports Ohio’s new Cavaliers sideline reporter on Tuesday, Oct. 30, when the Cavaliers opened their 2012-13 season at The Q with a 94-84 victory over the Wizards.

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Upon announcing Clifton’s addition to the Cavaliers broadcast team, she was recognized by various media:
As the regular season approached, she made some in-studio radio appearances to get ready for the home opener:
 
·        LISTEN: Radio appearance on 1590 WAKR
·        LISTEN: Radio appearance on 850 WKNR

Shortly before the season, FOX Sports Ohio launched Clifton on Twitter - @FSOAllieOop.

Special Edition of Blue Jackets Slap Shots

FOX Sports Ohio is excited to announce a special edition of Blue Jackets Slap Shots, premiering Wednesday, November 7 at 6pm.

FOX Sports Ohio Blue Jackets broadcasters Dave Maetzold and Natalie Taylor host this special edition of Slap Shots from the FOX Sports Ohio studios. The 30-minute show features a behind-the-scenes look at John Davidson’s arrival as the Blue Jackets’ new president of hockey operations. Davidson talks to Jeff Rimer about why he wanted to come to Columbus and the goals he has set for the Jackets. Head Coach Todd Richards, General Manager Scott Howson and Senior Advisor Craig Patrick also weigh in with their thoughts on the addition of Davidson.

Fans will also see how the Blue Jackets hit the town to give back to the community in their own special way. The show additionally features highlights from Ice Week, Hockey Halloween, and much more!

Following the premiere on Wednesday, fans can catch a replay of the show on the following dates/times:
· Thursday, November 8 at 7:30pm

· Friday, November 9 at 11:30am & 7:30pm

· Monday, November 12 at 6:30pm

Tip-tober creates Cavs excitement

FOX Sports Ohio's “Tip-tober”, the Cavaliers preseason campaign, gets fans ready for the Cavs season by fully integrating programming, production, marketing, PR, website and social media.
Production/Programming:
  • Two (2) live Cavs preseason games
  • Cavaliers Roundtable
  • Cavaliers Live: Season Preview
  • Replays of two (2) Cavs Showcase Games
  • Access Cavaliers
Marketing
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  • Consistent and cohesive theme for all preseason tune-in spots, opens, and additional elements
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  • Running countdown clock to Opening Night tip off
  • Daily coverage of the team on FOXSportsOhio.com by Cavs Insider Sam Amico (click for coverage)
  • Weekly online chats with Amico
  • Promotion of Tip-tober elements via The Daily Rundown, FOX Sports Ohio's daily email blast
 




Social Media:
  • Tip-tober Fan Photo Contest promoted by both FOX Sports Ohio Girls and network (more details to come in upcoming post)
  • Posted Cavs player jersey photos representing number of days until the season opener
  • Gave away regular season Cavs tickets the week leading up to the opener using trivia from FOXSportsOhio.com articles.
  • Promoted programming and web content using #Tiptober hashtag

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