SportsTime Ohio, Fox Sports Ohio To Produce 33 Columbus Crew SC Matches in the 2019 Season

SportsTime Ohio and Fox Sports Ohio have entered into a new multi-year television rights agreement with Columbus Crew SC and will be producing 33 Crew matches this 2019 season as well as 30-minute pre and postgame shows. All coverage will also stream on Fox Sports GO.

The first Crew match will be on STO this Saturday, March 2 at 4:30 p.m. ET versus the New York Red Bulls with pregame coverage kicking off at 4:00 p.m.A complete broadcast schedule is below.

“On behalf of Columbus Crew SC, we are thrilled to announce this partnership with Fox Sports Ohio and SportsTime Ohio and we are excited to re-join their stellar programming lineup of broadcast coverage,” says Columbus Crew SC President Tim Bezbatchenko. “One of our core tenants as an organization is to seek deep engagement with our supporters and so we are pleased that this partnership allows for not only a top-notch broadcasting product, but also offers supporters the added benefit and flexibility to tune-in via the stream on FOX Sports GO.”

“Fox Sports Ohio and SportsTime Ohio are pleased to welcome the Columbus Crew back to our all-star programming lineup,” says Tom Farmer, Vice President of Programming and Production, Fox Sports Ohio and SportsTime Ohio. “This is a new era for the Crew, and we are excited to deliver in-depth coverage for the team’s passionate fan base.”

The partnership also sees the return of Neil Sika and Dwight Burgess to the Crew SC broadcast booth, with Sika on play-by-play and Burgess providing analysis. Sika is set to begin his 13th complete season with Columbus Crew SC after joining the club’s radio coverage full-time in 2007. Burgess, the Head Soccer Coach at Wittenberg University, will return for his 24th season on the microphone, bringing more than three decades of soccer-specific broadcast experience.

Live Streaming on FOX Sports GO
All Crew programming will stream live on the FOX Sports GO app. FOX Sports GO, available to iOS and Android devices, provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content along with highlights and instant alerts for scores and key plays. Fans can download the mobile app for free from the Apple App Store and Google Play. Streaming on FOX Sports GO is also available on connected devices, including on AppleTV, Android TV, FireTV, Roku, and Xbox One.

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