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John Fay has been the Reds beat writer for the Enquirer since 2001. Prior to that, he served in a variety of roles for the Enquirer: backup Reds writer, UC beat writer, backup Bengals writer and as a general assignment reporter. He is a Cincinnati native and a graduate of Elder High School and the University of Dayton.

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Friday, March 7, 2008

71 games in HD

From FSN:

CINCINNATI - FSN Ohio today announced its 2008 Cincinnati Reds television schedule, including 71 games in high definition (HD). Steve Liverani, Senior Vice President and General Manager, FSN Ohio, made the announcement.

The Reds open the 2008 season at home against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday, March 31 with a 2:00 pm start. Entering their 16th consecutive season, the Reds longest running TV duo, George Grande and Chris Welsh will call the action. Also back in the FSN Ohio broadcast booth for their second season is Cincinnati’s own Thom Brennaman and former Reds pitcher Jeff Brantley.

FSN Ohio will telecast more games than ever before in crystal clear high definition during the 2008 Reds season. See the schedule below for the complete HD line-up

Reds Live, FSN Ohio’s pre and post game show, is back and will kick off the season on Opening Day, at 1 pm with a special hour-long pre game show. Jim Day and Jeff Piecoro take the field for another exciting season of analysis, features and the most in-depth Reds coverage anywhere.

Behind-the-scenes on all of FSN Ohio’s Reds productions are producer, Christian Roberts; directors, Brian Hunterman and Roy Alfers; and, Reds Live producers, Kent Weaver and Matt Sigafoos.


at 3:26 PM Blogger Signify said...

This is great news. I'm addicted to HD.

Now we just need TimeWarner to offer FSN Ohio in HD. ;-)

at 3:29 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...


I know some games last year were in HD, however I don't know how to get them.

I have DirecTV and they have pretty much every channel that offers HD for their customers.

Can you find out if DirecTV will carry FSN Ohio HD?

at 3:39 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

thats awesome that the games will be in HD. too bad time warner doesn't offer fsn-hd. another reason i hate TW.

at 3:42 PM Blogger docproc said...

It strikes me that if they have the equipment to broadcast 71 of the games in HD, they could broadcast ALL of them in HD. Can someone explain?

at 3:45 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

John, thanks for the update. Am I missing the link the the actual broadcast schedule, or did you forget to add it?

at 3:48 PM Blogger John Fay said...

I tried to add the list but it didn't work. Sorry.

at 4:17 PM Anonymous Jared Owen said...

John, can you tell us where to go to find the schedule for the games>? I know you said you could not post the link but I cannot seem to find the article, thanks!

at 4:21 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

This may be a stupid question but if Time Warner doesn't offer the games HD and FSN Ohio is primarily seen on Time Warner, then what's the point of it being in HD?

Which satellite carriers have it? And why does TW suck so badly? And will David Ross ever get a quicker bat?

at 4:22 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have Directv and get they do provide games only in HD on FSN Ohio and on FSNCN.

at 4:23 PM Anonymous Mike said...

What does everyone else think of Jim Day? Personally, I think he is absolutely horrible.

at 4:23 PM Blogger docproc said...

I have DISH and it carries FSN Ohio and broadcasts in HD (when the programs are in HD).

at 4:28 PM Anonymous Dennis said...

Have they announced if the games will be carried on FSN Indiana like the last two years?

at 4:36 PM Blogger Hey Barry Larkin! said...

Mike, I couldn't agree with you more, Jim Day and Jeff Pecoira are just painful to watch. Painful.

I could be wrong about this, but I thought last years HD games were broadcast in HD over the regular FoxSports Ohio channel. I'm not sure if that's even possible, but it seemed to me that's how it worked.

John, is the schedule similar to last season, with nearly every game televised, with the exception of day games? I really hope so.

at 4:51 PM Blogger ciNcY SpoRTs FanaTiC said...

this is good news to have more games in HD, but with the capabilities to display half of them, why can't they just put all the games in HD?
keep up with the times!

at 4:54 PM Blogger Chad said...

I live in the Louisville, KY area and Insight cable. Insight showed all of the games in HD.


at 5:45 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

HD = (on Reds TV broadcasts) HORRIBLY DULL

Worst TV sports announcers I've ever heard. I can't stand listening to them and either watch the TV broadcast with the sound off or the radio on, even if that ruins the suspense because of the delay.

at 7:05 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey john do you know the games this spring that will be broadcast?\

chris in middletown

at 12:09 AM Blogger Cheviot Sports Authority said...

HD is great. Too bad TWC won't give us FSN in HD.

Is George Grande going to do less games this season? It is so nice to watch the game without having to hear him.

Yes Day and Piccaro (or whatever the hell his name is) are pathetic.

at 12:54 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...


On March 25th FSN Ohio is going to be added on channel 768 in the Dayton area and 968 in Cincinnati.I saw it on a redszone link yesterday. I called TW last night to verify and sure enough, they are carrying it. The lady said they weren’t going to put out a press release until they exactly knew how many Reds games they were going to telecast in HD, but it will be a part of the HD Tier on the 25th.


at 10:29 AM Blogger Cheviot Sports Authority said...

I hope the info from Mo Egger about TWC adding FSN in HD is correct. It would be the first time that he has ever been right about anything even vaguely related to sports.

at 12:07 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Settle down there, caps lock fool. www.Cincinnatireds.com will soon list which games are HD.

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