UC Bearcats on CinCW Tonight
Could this be a sign of things to come, after WXIX-TV's cancellation of the UC basketball contract after 26 years? The CinCW, WKRC-TV's digital channel, airs the UC-Connecticut Big East basketball game tonight (7:30 p.m., Time Warner Channel 20, Insight Channel 25).
The CinCW has scheduled four Big East basketball games produced by ESPN, which holds the rights to all Big East basketball and football games. Two will be Wednesday prime-time games that Channel 19 passed on, so not to pre-empt "American Idol" – tonight and Pitt on Feb. 27 -- says Rick Wagar, program director.
The CinCW also gets UC twice on its weekend Big East basketball package --
In early December, Channel 19 opted out of its 10-year TV deal with UC. The last Fox 19 original telecast was UC-Miami Dec. 29, the last assignment for director David Ashbrock before his job was eliminated. Fox 19 will has two more UC basketball games produced by ESPN -- Seton Hall Sunday and
Here's a warning to CW fans: CinCW will delay "Crowned: The Mother of All Pageants" to appoximately 9:30 p.m., and "Gossip Girl" to about 10:30 p.m.