COLUMBUS – Time Warner Cable SportsChannel, the new regional television home of the Columbus Crew, has announced further details of its comprehensive Crew programming, including episodes of new shows debuting this week. New series and programs will give Crew fans an in-depth look at all aspects of the team – past, present and future – as the Black & Gold head into the third month of the 2014 MLS season. Time Warner Cable SportsChannel’s new Crew programming is led by “Black & Gold Originals,” which include specials highlighting the team’s ties to the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup, a countdown show and other future programming. Time Warner Cable SportsChannel is also set to air classic matches, special condensed replays and Dayton Dutch Lions games, the Crew’s USL-PRO affiliate. “Crew Condensed” matches air Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. ET and classic “Timeless Crew” games debut on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. ET.
“This level of programming is another first for the Crew,” said Crew Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing Mike Malo. “Time Warner Cable SportsChannel’s investment in these programs is really important in telling the story of our club and extending the Crew brand throughout our region.”
“The Columbus Crew has incredible fans and we’re excited to provide them with more, in-depth Crew programming than they’ve ever had before and an unprecedented level of depth and access surrounding the team,” said Vince Jones, Director, Local Sports, Time Warner Cable. “Time Warner Cable SportsChannel’s new ‘Black & Gold Originals,’ ‘Timeless Crew’ matches and other Crew programming will add to our 33 live games and expanded pre- and post-game shows to give fans a single TV destination for all things Crew.”
Fast-paced, one-hour “Crew Condensed” games are set to premiere every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. ET following “Center Circle,” with today’s show featuring a condensed version of last Saturday’s match vs. D.C. United. “Timeless Crew” this Thursday features the Crew defeating the New York Red Bulls in the 2008 MLS Cup Championship. Future episodes include matches from throughout the team’s history, including the Crew’s inaugural match at Crew Stadium from May 15, 1999, which will air on the stadium’s 15th anniversary on May 15, 2014.
“Black & Gold Originals” encompasses all Time Warner Cable SportsChannel original Crew programming, with new shows and series debuting in May. “Club and Country” highlights the team’s current and past ties to the FIFA World Cup and a Top 10 show will count down the top 10 Crew players in team history as selected by a group of former players, coaches, celebrities and media members with strong ties to the team.
Additionally, Time Warner Cable SportsChannel is televising three Dayton Dutch Lions FC games. The Dutch Lions are members of USL-PRO and are an affiliate of the Columbus Crew. Time Warner Cable SportsChannel’s first Dutch Lions game will air on Saturday, May 10 immediately following the network’s live coverage of the Crew’s game against the Vancouver Whitecaps. For more information, visit www.twcsportschannel.com.
Time Warner Cable SportsChannel is a 24/7 network that carries distinct regional programming on different channel locations across the nation. It is Ohio’s home for comprehensive local sports content, including Columbus Crew and Mid-American Conference live games and programming, and can be found on Time Warner Cable channel 1311HD/311 across the state, as well as on channel 510 in the portions of the Columbus area that are former Insight customers and on channel 511HD/510 in the northern Kentucky portions of the Cincinnati metropolitan area that are former Insight customers. For more information, visit www.twcsportschannel.com and follow the network on Twitter via @TWCSportsOH.
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