The Bengals and FSN Ohio have reached a partnership agreement that will make FSN Ohio the exclusive regional cable home of the Bengals. Programming in 2007 will include encores of all available preseason games, a weekly Bengals Spotlight show, and live coverage of head coach Marvin Lewis' regular Monday news conferences during the regular season.
"We are pleased to have a sports leader like FSN Ohio to help deliver Bengals programming to our fans," said Vince Cicero, Bengals director of corporate sales and marketing. "There is much excitement and anticipation for our team this season, and this agreement helps meet the demand with a media brand that's highly respected by sports fans in our area."
FSN Ohio's Bengals programming will kick off with a midnight preseason encore of the Aug. 9 preseason opener at Detroit. Some encores also will be seen on Sunday afternoons, following Reds baseball. The Bengals Spotlight show, featuring in-depth interviews and player profiles, will debut in September, along with the coverage of Lewis news conferences.
"As the leading regional sports network in Ohio, FSN Ohio is proud to be the exclusive regional cable home of the Bengals," said Steve Liverani, FSN Ohio senior vice president and general manager. "Beginning with the preseason game encores and right through the regular season, FSN Ohio will provide direct access and deliver the in-depth news and information on the Bengals that Ohio sports fans have come to expect."