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03/13/2006 5:09 PM ET
SportsTime Ohio finalizes broadcast rights agreement with BTC Multimedia, Doylestown Cable and Buckeye CableSystem
More than 140,000 subscribers, including metro Toledo-area, to see all 130 Tribe games
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CLEVELAND -- Fastball Sports Productions President Jim Liberatore today announced that SportsTime Ohio, the new Indians television network, has signed broadcast rights agreements with BTC Multimedia (serving Bascom, OH); Doylestown Cable (serving Doylestown, OH) and Buckeye CableSystem/Erie County Cablevision (serving the Toledo metropolitan area and Erie County).

"We are pleased to have added these three cable systems to our list of broadcast partners," Liberatore said. "Most cable providers have responded quite well to our offers, and we are very close to signing a number of outstanding contracts. We continue to work hard to finalize our partnerships to ensure as many fans as possible can see as many Tribe games as possible."

BTC Multimedia and Doylestown subscribers will see eight spring training games, 130 inseason games during the 2006 season and other original local programming centering on the interests and passions of Northern Ohio sports fans. The programming airs on BTC channel 76 and on Doylestown Cable channel 16.

Beginning in April, Buckeye Cable System subscribers can watch 130 in-season Indians games with an enhanced pre-game show and other original local programming centering on the interests and passions of Northern Ohio sports fans. The programming is scheduled to air on channel 32 in the Toledo area and on channel 57 in Erie County.

SportsTime Ohio will broadcast all of the Indians home games in high definition - giving fans baseball action like never before. From the first broadcast, crisper action from 10 cameras (it was previously eight) and surround sound will help bring the baseball experience into the living rooms of fans.

About Fastball Sports Productions
The Cleveland Indians Baseball Company Limited Partnership established Fastball Sports Productions in December 2005 as an innovative media enterprise to serve a variety of sports programming purposes. Its initial venture is to serve as a regional distribution network for Cleveland Indians baseball games and related productions. Plans are being developed to produce original sports programming that will be of particular interest to Northern Ohio sports fans. www.sportstimeohio.com

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