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2011 MLB on DirecTV Blackout Thread

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by beachmonkey, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. Avder

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    I wasnt watching on a remap, I was watching on the actual PT channel.
     
  2. zimm7778

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    This is screwed up why? I watched the game on the remap of the Braves feed.
     
  3. jpres

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    It IS Good Friday..noticed Dodgers pre/post was on today from ChiTown(and yesterday from LA)...and Angels on FS West was on this evening prior to LAA/BOS...
    Did they finally figure it out????
    It looks good!
     
  4. cariera

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    You missed 1 pitch?????

    Better call in for that 1 millionth of a cent refund due you.
     
  5. zimm7778

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    I side with the other guy. You pay for this package over and above your regular bill. It's not like this is part of a standard package they occasionally screw up. If you pay for this with the purpose of watching the out of market games then they should damn sure make sure they are on it's entirety. It's like NFL ST when an early game runs over and D* don't turn on the scheduled late game on the ST channel as they are supposed to. If that is your team you're missing and it's one of the big reasons you order it, you may get really po'd.
     
  6. leww37334

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    mlb network channel 213 the Rundown is blacked out, does this mean all baseball programming on 213 will be blacked out? if so why have the mlb network at all, this is getting to be absurd.
     
  7. sigma1914

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    It's probably because the Reds game is still gong on.
     
  8. adkinsjm

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    It's a cruel world when MLB Network is blacked out during the Rundown. :)
     
  9. sigma1914

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    MLBN had 2 possible games on and the Reds game was on before & ran into the Rundown allotted time, so I figured they had to keep him blacked out.
     
  10. Msguy

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    The FOX Saturday Baseball contract needs to be restructured so games not in your area can be shown on MLB Extra Innings. FOX delivers out of market NFL games that are not in your area during the Football season. I've always wondered why they shut baseball fans out during baseball season from seeing out of market FOX broadcasted games. What If I actually wanted to watch another game besides the Red Sox and Yankees every Saturday?
     
  11. zimm7778

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    There is no such human being on earth in Fox's world.
     
  12. bwaldron

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    No out-of-market sports fan will argue with your position. However, I
    don't think the contract is up for some years...don't expect any changes on that front soon.

    The NFL charges more $$ and is exclusive to DirecTV, so less negative impact on the FOX affiliates that they're obviously trying to protect.
     
  13. HGuardian

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    What percent of viewers in a local market has Extra Innings, and add to that, what percentage would ONLY NOT tune into the local Fox affiliate IF the out-of-market games were available?

    I know my Fox affiliate isn't getting my eyeballs if they show a Cardinals or Braves game on a Saturday when I want a Tigers game. The only time I go to the channel is to hope the scheduled game is in a rain delay and possibly the Tigers game gets moved over.

    My point is EI subscribers are a tiny percentage of the overall viewers, and most of them are not going to tune into their local Fox station if the game they want to see is not on it.

    It's an archaic MLB rule that benefits no one. Are the thousands of EI subscribers MLB annoys by not showing out-of-market Fox Saturday Baseball, really worth the few dozen who have EI, are fans of one of the teams on a different Fox Saturday Baseball broadcast, who watch the local game just because they can't watch their team? No, but MLB does a lot of things that don't make sense.
     
  14. zimm7778

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    While I would love to see this change, I doubt it will with any renewal either. It's not like this practice started last year or something. Though I will say things are far improved over the first 5-6 years or more I had the package. Back then, Fox had the exclusive window all afternoon long on weeks they showed a Saturday game. They continued to have it even the first year or two of televising primarily at 4. This was finally modified and their window is now less strict which allows far more games to be aired on Saturday. Now, if only MLB would flip the middle finger at ESPN when it comes to their network circle jerk evening (the ESPY's) I'd be really happy.
     
  15. ThaPhenom

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    Just speculating, but it will probably never happen unless MLBEI becomes exclusive to DirecTV like NFL Sunday Ticket. The Fox games aren't even available live on MLB.TV
     
  16. ATLFAN48

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    with a new comissioner there is a chance it changes. Its a simple fix to satisfy both sides. Just force the game being showed on the local channel to be viewed there like the NFL does. That said we get a lot more games now than we did in '01 when I first got the package.

    Robbie
     
  17. davidatl14

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    Probably a more realistic and doable fix would be to limit Fox to Two Games and not Three.

    Then prohibit any other team from starting a Game in the Fox Window.

    You might then get Fox and MLB to agree on the One other Game being made available for MLBEI and MLBTV customers.

    Wouldn't effect the Fox affiliates quite as negatively.


    We've made progress since the inception for the Fox pacjkage this would be the next logical step.
     
  18. ATLFAN48

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    While we're at it, give us the magazine shows back. Like "In my own Words" and "Spotlight".

    Robbie
     
  19. Jalenn

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    Hear, hear.

    I had some hope after people reported getting emails from FSN affiliates about lifting pre/post game blackouts, but I'm still getting frustrated by blackouts of these programs. Has anyone noticed that they are consistently able to get pre/post games on any channel? I feel like I'm playing russian roulette every time I click on the guide. Sometime's luck is a lady, but other times...:nono2:

    Honestly, I'd take pre/post games OR magazine shows, but not being able to get either renders DTV's sports pack essentially pointless.
     
  20. Boston_bill

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    What's being missed here is it's up to the local FOX affiliate to determine what game you get on a Saturday. It always annoys me when they decide we get an American League game just because we're in Boston and the better game is often the National League game. I almost never watch FOX Saturday baseball because I have little interest in what game they pick.
     

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