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Network has exclusive rights to televise High School Football Playoffs and Championships and partners with Time Warner Cable to distribute coverage throughout the state

Release Date: 10/23/2007

CLEVELAND, OH – SportsTime Ohio today announced the network will televise a live one hour “High School Football Playoff Preview” on Sunday October 28, 2007 at 6:00pm.

SportsTime Ohio partnered with Time Warner Cable for the exclusive rights to televise eight (8) High School football playoff games and six (6) football championship games. Coverage of the playoff games will begin Friday November 2 at 11:00pm. The games will be carried same day delay on Friday and Saturday evenings in November. The Championship games will be televised live Friday November 30 and Saturday December 1, 2007.

 In a special arrangement with SportsTime Ohio, Time Warner Cable in Southwest Ohio will carry the games along with the live preview show on Channel 99. Additionally, select games will  be replayed exclusively on Time Warner Cable’s Local On Demand channel 1111 .

The “High School Football Playoff Preview” will look at the various match-ups throughout the state. Mike Cairns will host along with analysis from Jim Isabella and Greg Frey. Cairns combines his vast High School sports knowledge with Isabella, “the Principal of High School Sports,” and former OSU quarterback and current High School analyst Greg Frey.

“This show is a great way to launch our high school playoff coverage on STO, with a comprehensive preview of ALL playoff qualifiers in the high school football rich state of Ohio,” said Pat Kilkenney, VP of Program Acquisition/ Executive Producer for SportsTime Ohio.

“High School Football Playoff Preview” will be Live Sunday October 28 at 6:00pm. The High School Football playoff games begin Friday November 2 at 11:00pm. For more programming information visit

About SportsTime Ohio
SportsTime Ohio is a Northern Ohio regional sports network reaching 2.7 million homes and designed to offer a variety of sports programming produced for the Ohio sports fan. STO’s initial venture was the largest television package in Cleveland Indians team history. STO offers 160 Indians games annually with all home games in HD. Beginning July 1, 2007 STO became the official cable home of the Cleveland Browns offering Browns fans 52 weeks of Browns coverage. STO is also the 2007 TV home of OHSAA football and basketball championships. Additional programming is geared specifically toward Ohio-area sports fans and the passion that makes the region the greatest sports community.

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