Adelphia and SportsTime Ohio in HD – And Digital SD

As expected, when SportsTime Ohio starts covering Cleveland Indians games in HDTV, the high-definition broadcasts will be seen on Adelphia channel 798, the “HD Bonus” channel.

SportsTime Ohio’s site has been updated to show that STO’s HD Indians games will indeed be shown on Adelphia 798, the “HD Bonus” channel that recently started showing FSN Ohio’s Cleveland Cavaliers’ games in HD. Quoting the result of selecting the Adelphia system in the drop down menu:

“HD CHANNEL 798 – Ashtabula, Greater Cleveland, Lorain County, Macedonia and Port Clinton.”

And, the same way OMW stumbled upon the addition of WKYC/3’s “Weather Plus” to the Adelphia lineup, we’ve also found a new digital channel established for STO.

“179/SPTOH” shows up in the Adelphia digital cable guide as of this afternoon, and the guide shows SportsTime Ohio’s programming later this week. In addition to the scheduled game on March 29th against the Houston Astros (and a repeat of that game), and the pre-and-post-game shows, there’s a “2005 Year in Review” listed.

We’ll have to assume this is a digital cable (SD) simulcast of the games otherwise to be seen on analog channel 17. We don’t see Adelphia moving the games to only digital cable, and channel 17 is still listed on the above Adelphia pull-down menu on the STO site…

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