Reds in HD
I know some of you were wondering:
BY JOHN KIESEWETTER | JKIESEWETTER@ENQUIRER.COM
Time Warner will add Reds games in beautiful HDTV clarity this season from Fox Sports Net Ohio on Cincinnati Channel 968 and Dayton Channel 768, after not carrying any the Reds' FSN Ohio HDTV games last year.
FSN Ohio will air 71 HDTV Reds baseball games - of 145 Reds telecasts - this season, starting with the Reds-Brewers April 8.
Insight cable offered high-def Reds games to Northern Kentucky customers last year (and again this year).
What changed at Time Warner?
"Contract negotiations. We were able to reach a deal with FSN Ohio," says Karen Baxter, Time Warner public affairs director.
Time Warner will launch the channels Tuesday, along with the National Geographic Channel HD (Channel 757). But FSN Ohio won't have any HDTV games until basketball's Cleveland Cavaliers play April 5.
"It just kills me that we couldn't do (Reds) Opening Day in high-definition. There just wasn't enough satellite HD transponder time for the (March 31) game," says Steve Liverani, FSN Ohio general manager.