SPORTSTIME OHIO & THE CLEVELAND BROWNS ANNOUNCE MULTI-YEAR TELEVISION AGREEMENT

SportsTime Ohio and the Cleveland Browns reached a new
multi-year television agreement
, as jointly announced today by François McGillicuddy, Senior Vice President and
General Manager, SportsTime Ohio and FOX Sports Ohio, and Alec Scheiner,
President, Cleveland Browns.

 

SportsTime
Ohio will feature exclusive Browns programming with inside access to the team,
starting with Browns Training Camp and continuing all season. Additionally, the
network will launch FOX Sports’ first NFL luxury charter bus with the Browns
Fan Express.

 

“We
are privileged to partner with SportsTime Ohio, which consistently produces the
high-quality content our fans desire,” said Scheiner. “This partnership further
opens up our world to Browns fans by providing unprecedented access and
exposure to our team.”

 

“We are thrilled
to announce that the Cleveland Browns will be a part of SportsTime Ohio’s
programming lineup. Browns fans are some of the most passionate fans in the
region, and we’re excited to be able offer them exclusive Browns coverage with
inside access we have not had before,” said McGillicuddy. “SportsTime Ohio is
committed to delivering the highest quality Browns programming, in-depth
analysis by the most knowledgeable local experts and an inside look at the team
that fans can’t get anywhere else.”

 

As the cable
home of the Browns, SportsTime Ohio will deliver the most comprehensive
coverage of the Browns including but not limited to the following programming
lineup:

 

Training
Camp Daily

·   In this 30-minute show, shot from the sidelines of the
practice field in Berea, the team of experts interviews players, covers rosters
decisions, provides injury updates, reports position battles and discusses the
upcoming season.

 

Browns
Preseason Game Replays

·   The network will replay the Browns’
four preseason games.

 

Sunday
Strategy

·  
This 30-minute roundtable discussion moves from topic to
topic, previewing the Browns next game and discussing the opponent.

 

Browns
Red Zone

·   This
call-in show gives fans the opportunity to talk Browns with the area’s most
knowledgeable analysts.

 

Coach’s
Show

·  
This
program in development will feature Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski, giving
fans an inside look at his coaching style,
decisions and team culture.

 

Player
Profiles and Programming Specials

·  
These
programs in development will highlight the inside access and exclusive nature
of the television partnership.

SportsTime
Ohio’s coverage of the Browns boasts the best, most recognizable and most
informed talent in the region. This group of experts knows the Browns like no
one else:

 

·   Jim Donovan
– play-by-play radio voice of the Browns since 1999

·   Doug Dieken
– Browns offensive tackle 1971-84; radio color commentator since 1985

·   Tony Grossi
Browns
analyst for 850 WKNR and 1540 KNR2

·   Mary Kay Cabot
– The Plain Dealer Browns beat writer

·   Andre Knott
Sports reporter on FOXSportsOhio.com, WTAM 1100 & WEWS
Channel 5

·   Fred Greetham
Browns writer on FOXSportsOhio.com

·   Zac Jackson
Sports writer on FOXSportsOhio.com

 

Program
schedule details are forthcoming.

 

SportsTime
Ohio is also excited to announce the Browns Fan Express. The Fan Express will
be a 56-passenger luxury bus fully wrapped with SportsTime Ohio branding and
Cleveland Browns images. As FOX Sports’ first NFL Fan Express, the charter bus
will be used to transport fans to and from Browns games, charitable events,
community initiatives and more.