Reds extend TV rights agreement
FSN Ohio to add 14 games this year, carry 145 games in 2007
CINCINNATI -- Beginning next season, fans should notice the Reds' much larger presence on local television.The club and Fox Sports Ohio extended their rights agreement, it was announced Friday. Although financial terms and length weren't revealed, there will be 145 Reds games carried on FSN Ohio in 2007. "The additional telecasts will allow Reds fans more opportunities to see their team in action," Reds chief operating officer John Allen said in a statement. "Through the auxiliary programming, fans can get to know the team up close and personal and receive timely information about what is going on in the organization at all levels." Currently, the Reds and FSN were contracted for 100 games per season. With a new ownership regime and the club contending for the first time in years, an additional 14 games will be carried in 2006 to meet fan demand.
Mark Sheldon is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.