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Senior Entertainment Reporter John Kiesewetter has been covering TV and media issues for 20 years. After joining the Cincinnati Enquirer in 1975 as a summer intern, he worked as a county government and suburban reporter; assistant city editor and suburban editor; and features editor supervising the Life section. He has a B.S. in journalism from Ohio University.

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Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Time Warner Adding Fox Business Network

Rupert Murdoch's new Fox Business News channel will be available to Time Warner digital customers for the national launch Monday.

But Time Warner customers here will have to wait a while for the "fantasy football tracker" service available to sports fans in other TWC markets.

Here’s the scoop:

Fox Business Network: Most TWC digital customers will find it on Channel 146 Monday. In Liberty and Delhi townships, the old Adelphia systems, it will be on Channel 142.

The 24/7 channel will launch with 30 million subscribers, thanks to distribution agreements with Time Warner, Comcast, Charter, AT&T and DirecTV.

Business expert Neil Cavuto serves as FBN senior vice president, anchor and managing editor of business news. Syndicated radio host Dave Ramsey, heard 1-4 p.m. on WFTK-FM (SupertalkFM96.5), will host a prime-time show.

See a sneak peek at

Fantasy Tracker: Some day TWC will bring it's interactive fantasy football tracker to Cincinnati – after testing it in some TWC markets.

"My Football Tracker," developed with an interactive-TV media company in Plano, Texas, "displays a subscriber's fantasy team results on-screen, regardless of which channel is being viewed, and can send out alerts if a player scores a touchdown or hits other milestones," according to Multichannel News. Sounds pretty neat.

TWC offers the service in Buffalo, N.Y.; Green Bay, Wisc.; Columbia, S.C.; Portland, Me., and Waco, Corpus Christi, El Paso, Austin and San Antonio, Texas.

Greater Cincinnati will get Football Tracker "at some point in the future. We are not one of the early markets," says Karen Baxter, TWC spokeswoman here.


at 10/09/2007 4:15 PM Anonymous Sedi said...

Does this include Insight? I know they are/were a part of Comcast.

at 10/10/2007 10:21 AM Blogger John Kiesewetter said...

No, Insight says it's not picking up Fox Business Network for the Monday launch.

at 10/11/2007 7:07 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...



Only hockey fan in Cincinnati

at 10/11/2007 9:37 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Comcast and Insight split a few months ago.

Let's hope Insight stays on the intelligent side and doesn't pick up Pravda's biz channel.

at 10/11/2007 11:35 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

ANON 7:07am - are your initials B.S.? If not, cheer up, there is one other hockey fan in Cincinnati.

at 10/11/2007 3:12 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

My initials aren't B.S. but I've been told that that's my medium.

Another hockey fan in Cincinnati.

at 10/11/2007 6:32 PM Blogger Toddy-O said...

Likewise, our house is full of hockey fans.


If we can have the weirdest assortment of narrowcast channels, why can't TWC put VERSUS on their line-up. So much for customer service!

at 10/12/2007 6:58 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will Fox Business Channel really have Imus in the Morning? Looking forward the I-man's resurection.

at 10/15/2007 10:27 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

VERSUS! Please give us the option of watching this channel and the NHL!!!!


Another hockey fan in Cinti

at 10/18/2007 10:08 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I enjoy watching FOX anything. Their female reporters show alot of leg!! I like that since the news is so depressing.

at 10/18/2007 10:09 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hockey. How many fans in this market - 4?

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