Time Warner Cable Sports Channel (Ohio)
|Time Warner Cable Sports Channel|
|Launched||September 1998 (central Ohio), April 2004 (SW Ohio), September 2009 (statewide part-time), August 2012 (full-time)|
|Owned by||Time Warner Cable|
|Broadcast area||Cleveland, Ohio, Columbus, Ohio, Cincinnati, Ohio, Dayton, Ohio, Akron, Ohio & surrounding areas|
|Formerly called||TWTV, Time Warner Cable Connections, Time Warner NE Ohio Network (NEON), Central Ohio Sport! TV|
|Sister channel(s)||Time Warner Cable Sports Channel New York, Time Warner Cable Sports 32 Wisconsin, Time Warner Cable Metro Sports Kansas City, Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable Deportes in Los Angeles|
|Time Warner Cable Mid-Ohio, NE Ohio, SW Ohio systems||311 (SD)
510 (SD) Former Insight
511 (HD) Former Insight
Time Warner Cable Sports Channel (TWC SportsChannel) is a regional sports network serving Ohio and parts of northern Kentucky and western Pennsylvania operated by Time Warner Cable. Broadcasting on Channel 311 and 1311 exclusively on Time Warner Cable systems. The channel's roots began in September 1998  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  as TWTV. 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. It is currently not carried by any satellite providers. The network reaches more than 2.4 million viewers across three states and delivers more than 200 high definition events each year.
Currently the channel is the home to 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; 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.
After the construction of a new high definition studio and control room in the fall of 2014, Time Warner Cable SportsChannel debuted multiple new sports programs including #Hooley, College Gametime Ohio, and Armchair Quarterbacks.
The following shows are produced and carried by Time Warner Cable SportsChannel:
- More Sports & Les Levine – Ohio's longest running live sports talk show. Hosted by Les Levine.
- #Hooley - Weekly sports talk show hosted by Bruce Hooley.
- College Gametime Ohio - Weekly college football show hosted by Greg Miller.
- Armchair Quarterbacks - Weekly football analysis show hosted by David Bacon, Bud Shaw, and Les Levine.
- Varsity Rivals – Ohio’s high schools have some of the best, long running, football rivals in the country.
- Game Changers – Each episode takes a look at three different Ohio high school coaching legends.
- HS Sports Insider – A compilation of the best and brightest high school athletes from across the state.
- Fantasy Huddle – The ultimate show for NFL fantasy teams and players looking to get an edge.
- College Gametime – Weekly program that covers college football and basketball.
- Miami Magazine – Weekly show featuring Miami University athletics.
- Pro Football Hall of Fame Induction – Various events surrounding the Pro Football Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies
The following sporting events are carried by TWC SportsChannel – Ohio:
- Columbus Crew MLS Soccer
- Mid-American Conference basketball and football
- Ohio High School Athletic Association high school games weekly
- OHSAA high school playoffs and championships
- Miami Redhawks Hockey
- Dayton Flyers Men's basketball
- Canton Charge NBA D-League basketball (in 2011 and 2012)
- International League Baseball – Columbus Clippers and Toledo Mud Hens
Other shows that air on TWC SportsChannel:
- Future Phenoms
- Sled Head
- Torc Unleased
- Xtream Racing
- "No one covers Central Ohio like Central Ohio Sport! TV" (Press release). Northwest Columbus News. May 31, 2000. Retrieved November 18, 2014.
- "Sports games a boost for Time Warner" (Press release). Dayton Business Journal. January 16, 2006. Retrieved March 29, 2014.
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