About FSN Ohio's Deal with DirecTV
Several of you have asked what's up with Fox Sports Net Ohio Reds games in HDTV and DirecTV, since I had written a while ago that FSNO had a deal with DirecTV for Reds games in HD.
So here's the e-mail clarification I just got from Steve Liverani, FSNO vice president and general manager:
"DTV has the option to pick up the Reds games in HD, but due to bandwidth constraints on their end, they can only select a limited number of games from around the leagues (4-6 per day). DTV reviews the overall FSN baseball schedule on a monthly or bi-monthly basis, and makes their selections accordingly."
Translation? FSNO does have a deal with DirecTV, but not a iron-clad contract to carry HDTV every game?
As for getting FSNO's Reds HD games on Time Warner, he says: "Negotiations are ongoing. That is all there is to report at this time."
That's the latest.