|Type||Cable television network|
|Availability||Through regional affiliates|
|Founded||by Fastball Sports Productions|
|Owner||Dolan Family (Cleveland Indians owners)|
|Launch date||March 12, 2006|
SportsTime Ohio (or STO) is a regional sports television network in Cleveland and northern Ohio, launched in 2006. A television network is a distribution network for Television content whereby a central operation provides programming for many Television stations The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Events 538 - Witiges, king of the Ostrogoths ends his siege of Rome and retreats to Ravenna, leaving Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. A television network is a distribution network for Television content whereby a central operation provides programming for many Television stations It was created to air Cleveland Indians games, and is owned by the family which owns the team. The Cleveland Indians are a professional baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. It is also the cable television home of the Cleveland Browns. The Cleveland Browns are a professional American football team based in Cleveland, Ohio. The network is currently seen on flagship system Time Warner Cable and a number of other cable outlets in Northeast Ohio, as well as around the state. Time Warner Cable ( (formerly Warner Cable Communications) is an American national cable television company that operates in 27 states and has 31 operating divisions Greater Cleveland is a Nickname for the Metropolitan area surrounding Cleveland, Ohio. The network is also seen on both the Dish Network and DirecTV satellite services. Not be confused with Indian Service Dish TV DISH Network is a Direct broadcast satellite (DBS service that provides Satellite television DirecTV (trademarked as "DIREC' TV' " is a Direct broadcast satellite (DBS service based in El Segundo California, USA, that was founded
WKYC-TV, Channel 3, the NBC affiliate in Cleveland, also airs Indians games. WKYC-TV, channel 3 is an NBC -affiliated television station located in Cleveland Ohio, owned by the Gannett Company. The National Broadcasting Company ( NBC) is an American Television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's WKYC provides SportsTime Ohio with television production services for both broadcast and cable games, and studios for non-game programming.
SportsTime Ohio is owned by the Dolan family, which owns the Indians team. It is operated as a separate business venture. It can be comparable to the New York Yankees' YES Network, as both were started primarily to broadcast each team's games, however they differ in that YES is owned by a holding company that also owns the Yankees, whereas STO is a venture separate from the Indians that is directly owned by Larry Dolan, Cleveland Indians owner. The New York Yankees are a professional baseball team based in the borough of The Bronx, in New York City, New York. The Yankees Entertainment and Sports (YES Network is a New York City regional Cable TV channel dedicated to broadcasting Baseball games of the
When SportsTime Ohio was created, it created 2 regional sports networks in the Cleveland area. Previously, Fox Sports Net Ohio was the only regional sports network available in the region. Fox Sports Ohio (stylized as FSOHIO) formerly FSN Ohio and SportsChannel Ohio, is a cable channel in Ohio Cleveland Indians games were previously broadcasted on FSN Ohio. Presently, SportsTime Ohio maintains rights to the Cleveland Indians baseball games and cable rights to the Cleveland Browns while FSN Ohio maintains rights to Cleveland Cavaliers basketball games. The Cleveland Cavaliers (also known as the Cavs) are a professional Basketball team based in Cleveland Ohio.
SportsTime Ohio also has a High Definition channel that showed all Indians home games in 2007. In 2008, the HD channel will go 24/7 on April 1. Not only will all Indians home and away games be shown in HD, but so will several STO original shows.
Thirty minutes before each Indians Game, STO airs "Indians on Deck," a pre-game show hosted by Al Pawlowski. It features highlights from the previous game, a preview of the upcoming game, and news around baseball.
The commentators during the game are Matt Underwood, Rick Manning, and Jim Donovan (WKYC games only). In 2007, all home games on STO and all games on WKYC were broadcast in high definition. High-definition television (HDTV is a Digital television Broadcasting system with higher resolution than traditional television systems (standard-definition Beginning in 2008, all away games will also be broadcast in HD. 
After the game, there is a post-game show recapping the game and featuring an interview with Indians manager, Eric Wedge. Eric Michael Wedge (born January 27, 1968 in Fort Wayne, Indiana) is the current manager of the Cleveland Indians
Beginning in 2007, STO broadcast some minor league games from the Indians system, such as those of the Buffalo Bisons. This article is about the minor league baseball franchise for other teams named Buffalo Bisons see Buffalo Bisons (disambiguation.
STO is on the air 24 hours a day. In addition to Indians games, STO now broadcasts several other shows, including:
In 2008, STO obtained rights to broadcast all home Cleveland City Stars matches. Cleveland City Stars is an American professional Soccer team founded in 2006  The Stars are Cleveland's local professional soccer team and they play in the United Soccer Leagues' second division. The United Soccer Leagues ( USL) is the parent organization for the men's lower division leagues of US and Canadian soccer USL First Division (second division
STO airs seasonal programming for the Cleveland Browns, Ohio State football and basketball, Notre Dame football and basketball, Youngstown State football, and Cleveland State basketball. The Cleveland Browns are a professional American football team based in Cleveland, Ohio. The Ohio State University ( OSU) is a Coeducational public Research university in the state of Ohio. The University of Notre Dame du Lac (or simply Notre Dame) (ˌnoʊtɚˈdeɪm is a private Roman Catholic Research university located in Youngstown State University, founded in 1908 is an accredited University located in Youngstown, Ohio, United States. Cleveland State University ( abbr CSU) is a Public university located in Cleveland Ohio. 
Beginning April 1, 2008, several STO original shows including All Bets are Off, the Tribe Report Tee it up Ohio, and Outdoors Ohio with D'arcy Egan, will be shown in HD.
STO broadcasted six Cleveland State basketball games for the 2006-2007 season, and is broadcasting eight for the 2007-08 season, including the Vikings' game against Ohio State. Cleveland State University ( abbr CSU) is a Public university located in Cleveland Ohio. The Ohio State University ( OSU) is a Coeducational public Research university in the state of Ohio.
The network had also expressed interested in obtaining rights to broadcast Cleveland Cavaliers games, which are currently held by FSN Ohio. The Cleveland Cavaliers (also known as the Cavs) are a professional Basketball team based in Cleveland Ohio. Fox Sports Ohio (stylized as FSOHIO) formerly FSN Ohio and SportsChannel Ohio, is a cable channel in Ohio However, FSN Ohio agreed to a long-term deal with the Cavaliers in 2006 to air 70 games per season.
STO officials has broadcast some high school football and basketball since its launch. In 2007, STO announced they would acquire the rights to some of the Ohio High School Athletic Association championships, including eight football playoff games, six football championship games, boys and girls playoff basketball, and four events to be announced. Time Warner Cable will provide coverage in Dayton and Cincinnati, which do not air STO. 
STO is available on most cable providers in the Cleveland, Columbus, Youngstown, and Toledo areas, as well as DirecTV and Dish Network in those areas. Sam Rutigliano (b July 1, 1933 in Brooklyn, New York) is a former National Football League head coach The Plain Dealer is the major daily Newspaper of Cleveland Ohio. Cleveland State University ( abbr CSU) is a Public university located in Cleveland Ohio. The Plain Dealer is the major daily Newspaper of Cleveland Ohio. Jamie Scott (born February 12 1982 is a British singer He writes and produces his music under the name "J Desmond Armstrong (born November 2, 1964 in Washington DC) is an American former Soccer defender and Midfielder Cleveland City Stars is an American professional Soccer team founded in 2006 James Michael "Mike" Hegan (born July 21, 1942 in Cleveland Ohio) is a former Major League Baseball player and a Radio DirecTV (trademarked as "DIREC' TV' " is a Direct broadcast satellite (DBS service based in El Segundo California, USA, that was founded Not be confused with Indian Service Dish TV DISH Network is a Direct broadcast satellite (DBS service that provides Satellite television
The over-air games seen in Cleveland on WKYC also air on the following stations in other cities in Ohio and nearby: