Getting Ready to March to Opening Day



As the Cincinnati Reds enter into their fourth Spring Training at Goodyear Ballpark in Goodyear, Arizona, FOX Sports Ohio is getting ready for the 2013 Cincinnati Reds baseball season. In the “March to Opening Day,” the network is excited to feature Reds coverage on-air and online as well as host Reds preseason events in Cincinnati throughout the month of March.


Win a Trip to Anaheim & Autographed Puck!

FOX Sports Ohio, The Columbus Blue Jackets and Columbia Gas have teamed up to offer the Anaheim Adventure, a contest where fans have a chance to win an autographed puck plus a trip for two to Anaheim.

Beginning Saturday, Feb. 2nd, fans who watch the Blue Jackets on FOX Sports Ohio will be given an Anaheim Adventure keyword.

Fans can text the keyword to 90561 for a chance to win a nightly prize of a hockey puck autographed by a player. Fans can also visit www.BlueJackets.com/AnaheimAdventure  to enter the keyword.

Each game in the twelve-game window from Saturday, Feb. 2nd through Tuesday, Feb. 26th, is a new chance to win an autographed puck.

One fan will be randomly selected from the twelve nightly qualifiers to win the Anaheim trip, which includes round-trip airfare for two from Columbus, accommodations for a three-night stay, and tickets to watch the Blue Jackets play the Anaheim Ducks on April 17, 2013.

Fans must be 21 or over to enter. For complete rules, visit www.BlueJackets.com.

Blue Jackets Fan Cam Returns!

While the Columbus Blue Jackets are back in action, FOX Sports Ohio is excited to bring Jackets viewers yet another season of entertaining and interactive Jackets game telecasts. Ohio’s leading sports network has once again teamed up with Bud Light for the return of Blue Jackets Fan Cams.
Throughout the Jackets season, FOX Sports Ohio and Bud Light will be hosting pregame events at various bar/restaurants downtown Columbus. Jackets fans will have the chance to be recorded answering hockey questions. Their appearance will later be aired during Blue Jackets Live post-game shows throughout the week! Prizes will also be given away at every event.
The first Blue Jackets Fan Cam of the season will take place on Monday, Jan. 28th at Boston’s from 6pm to 7pm before the Jackets – Stars game.
See below for the complete Fan Cam schedule and check FOXSportsOhio.com as well as FOX Sports Ohio’s Facebook and Twitter for updates:
Day
Date
Time
Location
Monday
Jan. 28
6p-7p
Boston’s
Monday
Feb. 11
6p-7p
BBR
Tuesday
Mar. 12
6p-7p
TBD
Tuesday
Apr. 9
6p-7p
TBD

Cavs Box Office Buyout is Back Tues. 1/22

FOX Sports Ohio is excited to give viewers an exclusive opportunity to experience the Cavs live in action at The Q. FOX Sports Ohio is taking over the Cavs box office for another “Box Office Buyout.”

Throughout the 7pm Cavs-Celtics game next Tuesday, Jan. 22, we will announce a special Cavs ticket offer exclusively for FOX Sports Ohio viewers.

During Cavaliers Live Pregame Show at 6:30pm and throughout the game telecast, viewers will learn of the ticket offer details with instructions on how to take advantage of the offer.

Viewers will need to act fast because the exclusive opportunity will only be offered during Tuesday night’s game telecast.

Tune in on Tuesday for the FOX Sports Ohio Cavs Box Office Buyout!

Blue Jackets Slap Shots Returns

FOX Sports Ohio is excited to announce the return of Blue Jackets Slap Shots, premiering Monday, January 21 at 6pm.

This 30-minute show, hosted by FOX Sports Ohio Blue Jackets broadcasters Dave Maetzold and Natalie Taylor, delivers all the action on the Blue Jackets, on and off the ice. Blue Jackets Slap Shots is a week-in-review show that not only recaps previous games and breaks down future match-ups, but also features the best interviews, highlights, and more.

The premiere show on Monday, January 21 at 6pm will feature interviews with a few of the team’s newest additions, including left wings Nick Foligno and Brandon Dubinsky, as well as enforcer right wing Derek Dorsett. The show will additionally include an exclusive interview with new Blue Jackets President of Hockey Operations John Davidson, as he shares his thoughts on the season ahead. We’ll also take viewers inside the Dispatch Media Center to talk to the folks involved in the video board transformation. After this behind-the-scenes look, fans won’t want to miss the incredible in-arena experience of Blue Jackets hockey this season.

Following the premiere on January 21, fans can catch a new show every Monday at 6pm. Replays will also run during the week surrounding Blue Jackets games.

In addition to Blue Jackets Slap Shots and the live game telecasts, FOX Sports Ohio will feature extensive coverage of the Blue Jac

kets on FOXSportsOhio.com all season long.

Now's your chance to Hang with Tristan!

Have you ever wanted to hang out with Cavaliers Tristan Thompson and FOX Sports Ohio Cavs broadcaster Fred McLeod? Now is your chance with FOX Sports Ohio’s “Hangin’with Tristan” Sweepstakes.

FOX Sports Ohio will be giving away dinner for two with Cavs power forward Tristan Thompson and Cavs broadcaster Fred McLeod. The winner will also win a 46”LED HDTV.
The sweepstakes runs from Tuesday, Jan. 22nd through Monday, Feb. 11th.
To enter, Cavs fans need to watch the ten live Cavs games in the sweepstakes window on FOX Sports Ohio. During each game, the network will provide viewers with a new keyword. Fans must “like” FOX Sports Ohio on Facebook at www.facebook.com/foxsportsohio and enter the keyword at the “Hangin’ with Tristan” tab for the chance to win.
FOX Sports Ohio will also award a prize pack to one winner per game.
The grand prize winner of the dinner and TV will be selected Tuesday, Feb. 12th. The dinner will take place on Thursday, Feb. 21st.
The official rules are located on FOXSportsOhio.com.

Announcing the 2012-13 Blue Jackets TV Schedule


FOX Sports Ohio and the Columbus Blue Jackets announced today the 2012-2013 telecast schedule.

FOX Sports Ohio’s coverage of the Columbus Blue Jackets begins on Saturday, January 19 when the club opens the season on the road with an 8pm match-up against Central Division rival Nashville Predators.

Cavs pregame parties get Fan Feedback

The FOX Sports Ohio Girls are hosting Cavaliers pregame parties where fans can play games, win prizes, and share their "Cavs Fan Feedback."

The first pregame party was held at the Harry Buffalo on Dec. 11th prior to the Cavs-Lakers game.

Fans were asked, "Who is your favorite all-time Cavs point guard and why?" Click the video below to find out what their answers were.

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The next Cavs pregame party is Jan. 22nd at Flannery's downtown Cleveland starting at 5:30. Fans should stop by to meet the Girls and share their Fan Feedback!

Check the FOX Sports Ohio Girls appearance schedule for additional upcoming Cavs pregame parties!

A.C. All-Access - FSO Girls get more answers from Mr. Cavalier

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The FOX Sports Ohio Girls will have another "A.C. All-Access" coming up! Have questions for Austin Carr? Submit them to the Girls on their Facebook and Twitter pages:

Francois McGillicuddy named SVP & GM of FOX Sports Ohio

Francois McGillicuddy, an accomplished executive with extensive experience in television and sports media, has been named Senior Vice President and General Manager of FOX Sports Ohio. The announcement was made today by Jeff Krolik, Executive Vice President of FOX Sports Networks, to whom McGillicuddy will report.
 
McGillicuddy will oversee all aspects of FOX Sports Ohio’s business, including production, programming, advertising sales, marketing, and team relations, while also working in conjunction with Fox’s affiliate sales and marketing group on distribution issues.

McGillicuddy will also manage the transition of recently acquired SportsTime Ohio into the FOX Sports portfolio of regional sports networks.

Inside Ohio State Athletics - Saturdays at 11:30am

Before the Buckeyes tip-off, hit the court with Inside Ohio State Athletics!

Tune in to FOX Sports Ohio every Saturday morning for this 30-minute show. Preview upcoming match-ups on the hard wood with host Dom Tiberi and former basketball standout Ron Stokes.

Plus, Beau Bishop and Ashleigh Ignelzi provide in-depth, exclusive interviews with Buckeye players and coaches.

It's a jam-packed show, so tune in for Coach Matta and Coach Foster's final comments before the next game.

2013 LIVE Prep Zone basketball on FOXSportsOhio.com

FOX Sports Ohio continues its commitment to high school sports by streaming live high school basketball on FOXSportsOhio.com as part of FOX Sports Prep Zone.
The Scoop
  • FOXSportsOhio.com will stream live high school basketball match-ups from around the state of Ohio.
 Technology
· Multi-camera production teams are scheduled to visit schools.
· Game coverage includes on-site announcers, replays and graphics.
Schedule
  • FOX Sports Prep Zone basketball begins this month with these match-ups:
    • Friday, January 4 at 7:30pm - Brunswisk at Medina
    • Saturday, January 5 at 4pm - Richmond Hts. at Beachwood
    • Friday, January 11 at 7:30pm - Mentor at Garfield Hts.
    • Tuesday, January 15 at 7:30pm - Brush at VAS
  • Once scheduled, additional upcoming games can be found on FOXSportsOhio.com/pages/PrepZone.
In addition to streaming live games from around the state of Ohio, FOXSportsOhio.com’s Prep Zone page also features regular recruiting reports, game previews, and more.

FOX Sports Media Group completes acquisition of SportsTime Ohio

FOX Sports Media Group and SportsTime Ohio today announced an agreement that calls for FOX Sports to acquire SportsTime Ohio, the Cleveland-based regional sports network that has been offering local telecasts of Cleveland Indians games for the past seven seasons.

In addition, FOX Sports Media Group announced that it has secured the exclusive long-term local telecast rights for Indians baseball, ensuring that the Indians will once again be part of the FOX Sports portfolio of regionally televised hometown teams. Prior to the 2006 season, Indians games were locally televised by FOX Sports Ohio.

FOX Sports Ohio serves more than five million homes throughout the state of Ohio, as well as portions of Kentucky, Indiana, western Pennsylvania, western New York, and West Virginia. FOX Sports Ohio is the exclusive regional TV home of the Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Cavaliers, Columbus Blue Jackets, Columbus Crew, Xavier Musketeers, and Cincinnati Bearcats.

SportsTime Ohio also offers other locally relevant sports content, including Cleveland Browns programming, OHSAA football and basketball playoffs and championships, and Mid-American Conference events.

“The acquisition of SportsTime Ohio solidifies our business in Ohio, and FOX Sports Media Group’s new long-term agreement with the Indians reunites the team with the FOX Sports family,” said Jeff Krolik, executive vice president, FOX Sports Networks. “We look forward to once again showcasing the Indians to their fans, as well as working with the Indians ownership to continue to enhance the value of this iconic franchise."

Cleveland Indians Chief Executive Officer Paul Dolan said: "We look forward to a long-term partnership with FOX that will continue to bring state-of-the-art broadcasts of Indians games to the fans while strengthening the franchise and enhancing our ability to build competitive teams."

Through its subsidiary FOX Sports Networks (FSN), FOX Sports Media Group is the leader in local sports programming, with 20 owned-and-operated regional sports networks, which collectively produce over 5,000 live local events each year and serve as the exclusive regional TV home to more than half of all MLB, NHL, and NBA teams.