Bally Sports Ohio announces Cincinnati Reds 2021 regular season broadcast schedule
“Bally Sports Big Opening Day” Will Debut April 1 at 11AM Prior to Reds vs. Cardinals Coverage; Live Show to Offer MLB Previews and Sports Updates Across the 19 Bally Sports Regional Networks
CINCINNATI, OH – Bally Sports Ohio (rebranding from FOX Sports Ohio), home of the Cincinnati Reds, today announced its 2021 Reds regular season schedule with approximately 159 games of the Reds 162-game schedule. All games not airing exclusively on a national platform will air on the all-new Bally Sports Ohio regional network starting with Opening Day coverage, April 1 at 3 p.m. vs the St. Louis Cardinals.
As previously announced, John Sadak will enter his first season as the Reds play-by-play voice. The Reds also previously announced former Red and Hall of Famer Barry Larkin will also be joining the broadcast team as part of a rotation of analysts that include mainstays Chris Welsh, who is starting his 29th season as the Reds’ TV analyst, as well as Jeff Brantley. Sideline reporter Jim Day is also back for his 20th season.
Hosted by Brian Giesenschlag and Sam LeCure, Reds Live pregame show, presented by Ray St. Clair Roofing, will air thirty minutes before every Reds game all season long. A special one-hour pregame show will open the network’s Reds Opening Day coverage on April 1 at 3 p.m.
Reds Live postgame edition, presented by The Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky Toyota Dealers, will also air immediately after every Reds game this season, providing fans with commentary, features, highlights, player interviews and analysis.
Complementing Opening Day coverage on April 1 – and marking a new era of regional sports – “Bally Sports Big Opening Day” will leverage the Bally Sports regional networks to offer fans across the country for the first-time ever a live, whip-around style MLB Opening Day broadcast complete with expert analysis, interviews and more. In coordination with Sinclair-owned sister sports platforms, including Tennis Channel and Stadium, the 4-hour special will also feature NHL, NBA, and pro-tennis updates and highlights. Leading off at 11 a.m. ET, “Bally Sports Big Opening Day” will originate from Stadium’s studio in Chicago and air across all 19 Bally Sports regional networks, including Bally Sports Ohio.
Home Opener – Thursday, April 1 | Reds vs Cardinals
- 11 a.m. – Bally Sports Big Opening Day
- 3:00 p.m. – Reds Live pregame show
- 4:00 p.m. – Reds vs. Cardinals
- John Sadak, Chris Welsh, and Barry Larkin will call the action
- The game will be simulcast on WKRC Channel 12
- Reds Live postgame show after the game
Season Long Programming
- Access Reds will return later this month with a new episode debuting monthly. This 30-minute show hosted by a rotation of Charlie Walter, Day and Giesenschlag will recap previous games, break down future match-ups, and feature the best interviews, highlights, and more. Check local listing.
STREAMING on the Bally Sports app
Reds programming airing on Bally Sports Ohio will stream live on the all-new Bally Sports app and on ballysports.com when a consumer authenticates through their pay-tv service. Both the app and website will launch in coordination with the network rebrand on March 31, 2021. The Bally Sports app will be available on mobile and tablet devices, including iOS and Android, as well as connected devices including, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, PlayStation, Roku Players and Roku TV, Samsung and LG platforms and Xbox One. The FOX Sports GO app will update to the all-new Bally Sports app upon the rebrand. Fans can also download the app for free from the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Amazon App Store, Roku App Store, XBOX One App Store and Windows App Store.
SOCIAL MEDIA on Bally Sports Cincinnati
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- On Instagram:
- FOX Sports Cincinnati @BallySportsCin
- John Sadak – @John.Sadak
- Jim Day – @JimDayTV
- Sam LeCure – @sam_lecure
- Charlie Walter – @charliewaltertv
About Bally Sports Ohio
Bally Sports Ohio, formerly FOX Sports Ohio, is the local destination for the Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Cavaliers, Columbus Blue Jackets, and Cincinnati Bearcats, University of Dayton, and Xavier University basketball. Together, FOX Sports Ohio and sister network Bally Sports Great Lakes present more live, local sports programming than any other networks or broadcast systems in the market, producing over 750 live sporting events including 4,800 hours of live and original programming every year. Bally Sports Great Lakes is the television home of the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns, Columbus Crew, and golf and sports talk programming. The two networks reach over five million households in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, western Pennsylvania, western New York, and West Virginia.