Columbus Crew sign TV deal with Fox Sports

Fox Sports regional network Fox Sports Ohio has signed a deal with the Columbus Crew MLS team that will see it televise 32 Crew games this year, reports SportsPro.

Fox Sports regional network Fox Sports Ohio has signed a deal with the Columbus Crew MLS team that will see it televise 32 Crew games this year, reports SportsPro.

The deal represents a significant step up for the team, which previously had a deal with local network ONN. Fox Sports Ohio has a greater reach, extending across Ohio, into the Detroit area, into Indianapolis, Northern Kentucky, West Virginia and Pittsburgh.

Some reports also indicate fan discontent with the quality of the picture on ONN.

“I am extremely excited for our fans throughout the region that they will be able to follow the Crew on the top regional sports network in the state,” Mark McCullers, president of the team, said.

“Importantly, through this relationship with Fox Sports Ohio, the Crew brand reach will be substantially increased across the state and throughout the region, as will the brand reach of our corporate partners and advertisers.”

“As Ohio’s leading regional sports network, this deal was a natural for our network and we are proud to partner with the Columbus Crew,” stated Henry Ford, senior vice president and general manager at Fox Sports Ohio.

“Crew fans will be given the same inside access and in-depth, state-of-the-art coverage of their soccer team that sports fans across the state have come to expect from Fox Sports Ohio. We look forward to growing our relationship with the Crew.”

 
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