Reds On HDTV Still Up In The Air
Opening Day is 2-1/2 weeks away, and we still don't know if Insight or Time Warner cable will carry the FSN Ohio telecast in HDTV. FSN Ohio's 145-game schedule includes 33 games in HDTV, starting with the April 2 Reds-Cubs opener. But only FSNO has a HDTV deal for here with DirecTV.
Insight: FSNO has a HDTV deal with Insight for Columbus and Louisville, says John Dobken, Insight spokesman. Those systems have a "special events HDTV channel" to accommodate FSNO's Reds games, he says. But the Northern Kentucky Insight system doesn't have a "special events HDTV channel" which could be used for Reds games. "We're still exploring options," Dobken says.
Time Warner: "We'd definitely like to have the games in high-def, so we're working on it," says Karen Baxter, local Time Warner public affairs director. "We really want to do it."