Play Ball! Insight Picks Up Reds HDTV Games
Fox Sports Net Ohio finally has got Insight cable to play ball on HDTV, so what's the hold up with Time Warner? Insight announced today that it will carry all 33 FSN Ohio HDTV games on a new channel, Channel 929, starting with Opening Day. The 33 games will be available at no extra cost to Insight customers who already have a HDTV box and "digital choice" service. If you just got HDTV, it will cost you $67 a month for 12 months, with an Insight promotional package, says PR guy Jon Dobken.
DirecTV also will have the games in HDTV.
But with Opening Day 10 days away, still nothing with Time Warner, the region's biggest cable operator. Says Time Warner spokeswoman Karen Baxter: "We are not ready to make any kind of announcement yet."
What are the chances you'll make a deal before Opening Day?
"I don't know."
Why should we be surprised? Time Warner didn't make a deal for Channel 12's new CinCW channel until the day before it premiered last September.
Deal or no deal? I can't wait to read your comments on this one....