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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Director's Alert: Sportstime Ohio Expanding

Just announced today...from Sportstime Ohio at the WKYC Digital Broadcast Center at the new unveiling of "Studio C"...

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CLEVELAND, OH - SportsTime Ohio today announced that the network will have several new features during Indians games for the 2007 season as well as exclusive reports with Eric Wedge.
SportsTime Ohio has also signed an agreement with Sports Media to provide advanced features during Indians games. Complementing a new graphics package, these features include a pitch track, zoom lens, batters spray chart and text messaging capabilities. In addition to these elements, STO will periodically return to the studio to check in at the STO Update Desk offering highlights from around Major League Baseball and all sports action of interest to the region's fans.

"Indians fans can expect an increase in the quantity of Indians programming on STO this year as well as a game presentation which will inform and entertain viewers in ways they have never seen during a local sports telecast," said Jim Liberatore, President of SportsTime Ohio. "We are confident and expect this to be the best at-home viewing experience of local sports events our fans will have ever seen."

SportsTime Ohio will also have special reports from Cleveland Indians Manager Eric Wedge. These reports and interviews will be featured during the Indians On Deck pre-game show as well as throughout "All Bets are Off with Brice Drennan".

"I am looking forward to sharing some insight with our fans on a regular basis throughout the season.," said Wedge. "I think, when appropriate, I'll be able to offer some insight as to what goes on behind the scenes."

SportsTime Ohio's programming will be on 24/7 starting April 1. The new in-game features will debut with the Indians first regular season game on April 2 at 2:05pm against the Chicago White Sox.

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