Fox Sports Ohio announced its full 145 game Cincinnati Reds schedule yesterday. Between ESPN and the MLB Network, 10 additional games can be added to that list of 145, giving us 155 games of the Reds on TV this year.
As previously announced, Thom Brennaman will continue to serve as the main play by play voice for the majority of FOX Sports Ohio Reds telecasts, sitting alongside lead color analyst Chris Welsh. Color analyst Jeff Brantley will also return to the booth throughout the season, and Jim Kelch will take on an expanded play by play role. FOX Sports Ohio is excited to welcome former Red Sean Casey to the broadcast team, and fans can look forward to Casey calling approximately 15 Reds games this season. George Grande has also volunteered to return to the broadcast booth, and fans can expect to hear him on a select number of games.
FOX Sports Ohio will continue its comprehensive pregame coverage of the Reds all season long with the return of Reds Live featuring co-hosts Day and Piecoro and feature reporter Brian Giesenschlag. The pregame edition of Reds Live, presented by Ray St. Clair Roofing, will once again provide fans with commentary, features, and in-depth pregame coverage of the Reds 30 minutes prior to every game telecast. Immediately following the final out of each game, the post-game edition of Reds Live, presented by Kings Honda, will feature highlights, player interviews and analysis.
Behind-the-scenes on all of FOX Sports Ohio’s Reds productions are producer Christian Roberts; directors Brian Hunterman and Roy Alfers; and Reds Live producer Kent Weaver.
The schedule does not include high definition (HD) telecasts. The release of the complete Reds schedule including HD is forthcoming.
That last bit strikes me as a little odd. Last year, all of the broadcasts were simulcast in HD. I hope that will remain the same again this year.