SportsTime Ohio Builds HD Affiliate Roster

SportsTime Ohio has added four affiliates to its HD distribution network.

Officials at the regional sports network, the TV home to Major League Baseball’s Cleveland Indians, said that WideOpenWest, Massillon Cable TV, Clear Picture and Oberlin Cable Co-op will carry its full-time STO HD channel, which throws out its first pitch April 1. The parties did not disclose deal terms.

The quartet joins Armstrong, Buckeye CableSystem, Cox Communications, GLW Broadband, Insight Communications and Time Warner Cable as carriers that will distribute the HD service.

In addition to presenting 150 Indians games in the enhanced format in the 2008 season, STO HD will proffer such other fare as All Bets Are Off with Bruce Drennan, Outdoors Ohio with D’Arcy Egan, The Tribe Report, Browns 1-on-1, The Viking Basketball Report, Browns Red Zone,Tee-It-Up Ohio and Sunday Strategy.

This year marks the first STO will broadcast all Tribe tilts and their encores in HD.