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03/31/2006 2:07 PM ET
SportsTime Ohio set to launch Indians regular season coverage
2 million households to see Indians baseball
tickets for any Major League Baseball game
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CLEVELAND -- With the Indians regular season just days away, SportsTime Ohio, the new Indians television network, is close to finalizing its carriage agreements with cable and satellite providers throughout Ohio after just six weeks of discussions. The April 4th Indians vs. White Sox game will be the first regular season game to air on SportsTime Ohio. The pre-game show will air at 1:30 pm, with game coverage beginning at 2:05 pm.

"We are very excited to have signed 17 cable partners in just six weeks, and theres a strong possibility well have additional partners before the first regular season game airs on SportsTime Ohio on April 4th," said Jim Liberatore, president of SportsTime Ohio. "We started the negotiations late, which added some pressure to the process. We are very appreciative of the extra effort and considerations each operator added to the talks to ensure the entire season was available to their customers. It is because of that extra effort, a process normally completed over months was finished in weeks. It is great to know we have partners such as this in Ohio."

SportsTime Ohio viewers will see 130 games during the 2006 season (all Indians home games will be broadcast in high definition). Cable subscribers throughout the state can see SportsTime Ohio on the following analog, digital and high definition channels: (Note: HD broadcasting is at the discretion of the carrier.)

SYSTEM - GEOGRAPHIC REGION: Analog Channel, Digital Channel, HD Channel
Adelphia - Cleveland & suburbs: 17, 179, 798-HD
Adelphia - Ashtabula area: 30, 179, 798-HD
Adelphia - Lorain area: 23, 179, 798-HD
Adelphia - Macedonia area: 97, 179, 798-HD
Adelphia - Port Clinton area: 17, 179, 798-HD
Adelphia - Shenago Valley and Struthers/ Lowellville: 71
Adelphia - Bryan: 15, 179, no HD
Adelphia - Cadiz / Amsterdam: 19
Adelphia - Defiance/ Deshler/ Napoleon/ Paulding / Wauseon/ Waterville: 37, 179, no HD
Adelphia - Cambridge/ Caldwell/ Apple Valley/ Newark/ Riverside/ Coshocton: 53, 179, no HD
Adelphia - New Philadelphia/ Minerva/ Sebring/ Newcomerstown / Carrollton: 69, 179, no HD
Adelphia - Marion: 69
Adelphia - Celina / Van Wert / Minster: 74, 179, no HD
Armstrong - Medina/Orrville area: 4,177-HD
Armstrong - Ashland area: 69, 177-HD
Armstrong - Boardman area: 66, 177-HD
Armstrong - Meadville, PA area: 69, 177-HD
BTC Multimedia - Bascom: 76
Buckeye CableSystem - Toledo Metro Area: 32, 653-HD
Buckeye CableSystem - Erie County: 57, 653-HD
CableSuite 541 - Conneaut area: 81
City of Wadsworth - Wadsworth: 77
Clear Picture - Central Wayne County: 10
Comcast - Lake & Lorain Counties: 73, HD is TBD
Cox - Western Cleveland suburbs: 58, 758-HD
Doylestown Cable - Doylestown: 16
Insight - Central Ohio: 60, 779-HD
GLW Broadband - Lorain County area: 37
Massillon Cable - Western Stark County: 11
Orwell Cable Television - Orwell area: 44
Time Warner - Northeast Ohio: 23, 523-HD
Time Warner - Northwest Ohio: 25, 757-HD
Time Warner - Mid-Ohio: 34, 758-HD
TSC Communication - Auglaize County: 12
WOW! - Cleveland area: 72, 221-HD
WOW! - Columbus area: 57, 221-HD

High definition production will give fans baseball action like never before. From the first broadcast, crisper action from 12 cameras and Dolby® 5.1 surround sound will help bring the baseball experience into the living rooms of fans.

About SportsTime Ohio
SportsTime Ohio is a Northern Ohio regional sports network which will offer a variety of sports programming produced for the Ohio sports fan. Beginning March 12, 2006, SportsTime Ohio launched the largest television package in Cleveland Indians history of 158 games annually. The schedule calls for SportsTime Ohio to air 130 regular season games and eight spring training games on cable and satellite television. SportsTime Ohio will also broadcast an additional 20 games on WKYC-TV (Cleveland) and other over-the-air local television stations in key Indians television markets. Plans are being developed to offer additional programming, geared specifically toward Ohio-area sports fans and the passion that makes the region a great sports community, to complement this expanded baseball schedule throughout the year.

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