SportsTime Ohio, the new TV overseer of the Cleveland Indians, hoped that the Adelphia/Time Warner merger would happen soon enough that its deal with Time Warner would also apply to the other cable system. But STO said it was talking to Adelphia just in case the merger didn't move quickly enough, and here are the key sections in the announcement of a deal:
SportsTime Ohio and Adelphia of Northern Ohio today announced that the new Indians television network will air on Adelphia beginning Thursday, March 16th with the telecast of the Spring Training Indians vs Minnesota Twins game at 8 p.m. The pre-game show will air at 7:30 pm. ...
Adelphia customers will be able to view Cleveland Indians games on the following channels:
Cleveland and suburbs: Channel 17
Ashtabula Area: Channel 30
Lorain Area: Channel 23
Macedonia Area: Channel 97
Port Clinton Area: Channel 17
Adelphia subscribers in Northern Ohio will see five spring training games, 130 in-season games during the 2006 season and other original local programming centering on the interests and passions of Northern Ohio sports fans.
Now these guys need to complete deals with the satellite-dish services...