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.