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FS Ohio Reportedly Will Purchase SportsTime Ohio For $200-250M
Published December 3, 2012
WRITING WAS ON THE WALL: In this week’s SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL, John Ourand reports STO since its ’06 launch “has had trouble with its cable carriage deals, which have among the lowest rates of all RSNs.” Data from research firm SNL Kagan shows that cable operators “pay an average of $2.21 per subscriber per month,” which is “below the national RSN average of $2.49.” Rumors of STO's "pending sale have been around for several years,” though Time Warner Cable had “long been mentioned as a potential suitor” (SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL, 12/3 issue).