Not quite the headline that many Tribe fans would love to see...but it will become official today that STO has been sold to Fox for $230 million. It is not known now whether FOX will keep the STO channel going past the 2013 season, but they will pay the Tribe roughly $10 million more than STO had been paying for broadcast rights for Tribe games.
I think that it would be wise for them to keep both FoxSportsOhio and SportsTimeOhio going as trying to get around having the Reds, Tribe, and Cavaliers while also having Ohio High School championships, Columbus Crew, Columbus Blue Jackets (if the NHL ever gets going again), their coverage of Xavier, U of Cincy, and MAC athletics over the years...I don't see one network being able to handle all while keeping the largest portion of viewers happy. Could be another ESPN situation where they start a FSO1 and FSO2 station...one focusing on the Tribe, Cavaliers, Mac sports, OHSAA championships and the other focusing on the Reds, Xavier, Bearcats sports, Crew, Blue Jackets. Having two networks would also allow them to broadcast more Ohio High School football games in the fall, be it Thursday, Friday, or Saturday night games...they would have the north and the south covered, which would me happy as a high school football fan.