Spectrum Sports (Ohio)

Spectrum Sports is a defunct regional sports network serving Ohio and parts of northern Kentucky, southern Michigan and western Pennsylvania operated by Charter Communications through its acquisition of Time Warner Cable in May 2016. Broadcasting on Channel 311 and 1311 exclusively on Time Warner Cable systems.

Spectrum Sports
Spectrum Sports logo
LaunchedSeptember 1998 (central Ohio),
April 2004 (SW Ohio),
August 2006 (NE Ohio),
September 2009 (statewide)
ClosedJanuary 2019
NetworkSpectrum Sports
Owned byCharter Communications
Broadcast areaCleveland, Ohio, Columbus, Ohio, Cincinnati, Ohio, Dayton, Ohio, Akron, Ohio & surrounding areas
HeadquartersColumbus, Ohio
Formerly calledTWTV, Time Warner Cable Sports 24, Time Warner NE Ohio Network (NEON), Central Ohio Sport! TV, Time Warner Cable Sports Channel
Sister channel(s)Spectrum Sports (New York),
Spectrum Sports (Wisconsin),
Spectrum Sports (Kansas City),
Spectrum SportsNet (Los Angeles)
Spectrum Sports (Florida)
WebsiteNortheast Ohio
Mid Ohio
Southwest Ohio
Availability
Cable
Spectrum Mid-Ohio, NE Ohio, SW Ohio systems311 (SD)
1311 (HD)
510 (SD) (formerly Insight)
511 (HD) (formerly Insight)

History

The channel began in September 1998 [1] in Columbus, Ohio as a partnership between Insight Communications and Time Warner Cable called "Central Ohio Sport! Television." Similar channels debuted in February 2004 to Dayton and in 2006 to Cincinnati [2] as TWTV and in Cleveland and Akron/Canton,_Ohio as NEON. In August 2012 the service replaced four regional part-time sports channels (Central Ohio Sport! Television, TWTV, Time Warner Cable Sports 24, and NE Ohio Network) into a three-zoned statewide sports network that serves 83 of Ohio's 88 counties.

On November 17 and 18, 2015, the network aired Before The League - a documentary series on the history of professional American football in Ohio.[3]

It was the broadcaster of the Columbus Crew, one of the original Major League Soccer franchises; Mid-American Conference college football and basketball including University of Akron, Bowling Green State University, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Kent State University, Miami University, Ohio University, Ball State University, Central Michigan University, Eastern Michigan University, Northern Illinois University, University of Toledo, and Western Michigan University; Wright State Raiders, Dayton Flyers basketball; and the Ohio High School Athletic Association. The channel airs supplemental local shows, smaller collegiate sports, and other minor professional sports within the Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania franchise areas of Time Warner Cable.

In January 2019, the channel was shut down, as part of a larger effort to divert their resources to the new Spectrum News 1 channels.[4][5][6] Ohio High School Athletic Association football championships will move to the new channel, which launched November 2018.[7]

Programming

The network held the rights to:

References

  1. ^ "No one covers Central Ohio like Central Ohio Sport! TV" (Press release). Northwest Columbus News. May 31, 2000. Retrieved November 18, 2014.
  2. ^ "Sports games a boost for Time Warner" (Press release). Dayton Business Journal. January 16, 2006. Retrieved March 29, 2014.
  3. ^ "'Before the League' documentary targets pre-NFL era". Ironton Tribune. Retrieved October 27, 2015.
  4. ^ "Spectrum Networks' new all-Ohio news channel aims to focus on 'issues-based' coverage". Columbus Business First. Retrieved 2019-03-14.
  5. ^ Ferree, Ben (2018-11-16). "Columbus Crew TV partner changes channels with Spectrum Networks' new direction". Pro Soccer USA. Retrieved 2019-03-14.
  6. ^ "Charter pulls the plug on Spectrum Sports Wisconsin channel". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved 2019-03-14.
  7. ^ "Spectrum News 1 to Televise All Seven OHSAA State Football Championships". spectrumnews1.com. Retrieved 2019-03-14.
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Spectrum Sports

Spectrum Sports (abbreviated as SPECTSN), also known under the corporate names Spectrum Networks, or Charter Sports Regional Networks, is the collective name for a group of regional sports networks in the United States that are primarily owned and operated by Charter Communications through its acquisition of Time Warner Cable in May 2016. Charter also operates two other channels under the alternative name Spectrum SportsNet. The channels previously were branded as either Time Warner Cable Sports Channel or Time Warner Cable SportsNet.

Each of the networks carry regional broadcasts of sporting events from various professional, collegiate and high school sports teams (with broadcasts typically exclusive to each individual network, although some are shown on more than one SS network within a particular team's designated market area), along with regional and national sports discussion, documentary and analysis programs.

Depending on their individual team rights, some SS outlets maintain overflow feeds available via digital cable channels in their home markets, which may provide alternate programming when not used to carry game broadcasts that the main feed cannot carry due to scheduling conflicts. SS's business operations are based in New York City, New York and Los Angeles, California.

Spectrum Sports (New York)

Spectrum Sports was a network of regional sports cable television stations serving much of the upstate New York area. The stations, which were owned and operated by Charter Communications through its acquisition of Time Warner Cable in May 2016, were available in Rochester, Binghamton, Syracuse and Buffalo. The network broadcast a variety of local college and minor league sports games and was the de facto successor to the Buffalo-based Empire Sports Network. Unlike most regional sports networks, Spectrum Sports was never available on satellite television, nor was it available in areas of upstate that are served by companies other than Charter Spectrum/Time Warner Cable (such as Atlantic Broadband in Cattaraugus County or Zito Media in Cayuga County).

Spectrum Sports (Wisconsin)

Spectrum Sports is a former regional sports network owned by Charter Communications through its acquisition of Time Warner Cable, including its Milwaukee and Eastern Wisconsin cable franchises, in May 2016. Broadcasting on Channel 32 exclusively on Charter Spectrum systems in the Milwaukee and Green Bay/Fox Cities areas, the channel launched in February 2007. This is not to be confused with WACY, Green Bay's actual broadcast Channel 32, which airs on Spectrum channel 83 on its northeastern Wisconsin systems.

The channel featured a mix of local sports roundtable discussion shows, UW-Milwaukee Panthers sporting events, programs featuring the former sports directors of several local television stations and newspapers, coaches' shows, high school sports, and other minor professional sports within the Milwaukee and Green Bay franchise areas of Spectrum. Until 2013 the network also aired Marquette Golden Eagles sports, including men's college basketball games from ESPN Plus, rebroadcasts of ESPN Marquette games, other Marquette sports, and archived Marquette sports programming; this was discontinued that year due to the new Big East Conference contract with Fox Sports 1 which will see some games sub-licensed to Fox Sports Wisconsin locally, and the athletic department considering taking their coach's shows online-only or discontinuing them altogether. The Horizon League also moved to a mix of airing their games through ESPN+ and Stadium, leaving the network without much college game programming.

On May 18, 2016, Charter completed its merger with Time Warner Cable, after an earlier attempt by Comcast to merge with Time Warner had failed the year before, placing the network and Time Warner Cable's Milwaukee operations under the control of Charter. As a result, it and the other ex-TWC RSNs rebranded under the umbrella of Spectrum Sports.

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