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2014 MLB on Fox Game OF the Week

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by sniller, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. sniller

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    Its gonna be very interesting to see if the MLB on Fox Saturday games are gonna be part of extra innings next year. What do you guys think?
     
  2. inkahauts

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    I guess no. No reason to from a money standpoint for MLB.
     
  3. lacubs

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    i wish next year the Saturday games and the MLB.TV was included but inkahauts is right, Fox do give them money for the rights Saturday baseball
     
  4. hdfan1

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    It was already announced that starting next year the Fox games will be part of Extra Innings and MLb.TV
     
  5. lacubs

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    no it's hasn't it a rumor
     
  6. stoutman

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    It was announced and also the Directv contract is up with MLB. Lots of changes likely to occur, which will be positive for fans. The marriage of online and television seems to be the most obvious.
     
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  8. tonyd79

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  9. tjguitar

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    There are very few of those, most teams schedule around the window to get their games on TV. Almost everyone interpreted this as out of market fox games being included in EI like the out of market abc games used to be included in center ice.
     
  10. tonyd79

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    There are very few of those, most teams schedule around the window to get their games on TV. Almost everyone interpreted this as out of market fox games being included in EI like the out of market abc games used to be included in center ice.


    They don't have to schedule around it for local broadcasts. And now they don't even have to worry about out of market.

    Despite the links posted above, I've not seen anything in the Fox releases that is clear.

    We will see.
     
  11. tjguitar

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    Yes they do, that's why the Angels have to start at 7pm tonight instead of 6pm like every Saturday that FOX doesn't have a game from 4pm-7pm
     
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    Yes they do, that's why the Angels have to start at 7pm tonight instead of 6pm like every Saturday that FOX doesn't have a game from 4pm-7pm


    The prime time window may be different. I've seen local games played during the afternoon (east coast) frames.
     
  13. inkahauts

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    It could also be the rules will be changing with the forthcoming national FOX sports channel that will be caring some games as well. Time will tell.
     
  14. dvdmth

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    Games scheduled 3 hours before or after the beginning of FOX's baseball window are allowed to be televised by other networks. If the start time is less than three hours away (in either direction), the game cannot be televised by anyone other than FOX, and the game cannot be shown on MLB EI. That's the current rule.

    FOX's day games are usually at 4 PM ET. Thus, games can start at 1 PM (or earlier) or at 7 PM (or later) to avoid the window. FOX's night games are at 7 PM ET, so games must start at 10 PM (or later) or 4 PM (or earlier) to get around the exclusive window. It is possible for televised games to overlap FOX's games if they last more than three hours, because of rain delays or extra innings.

    There were a few times in the past when a Rockies game was scheduled at 4 PM local time on a Saturday (6 PM ET). This was only two hours after FOX's games, so there was no TV. Earlier that week, the Rockies play-by-play man explained that they weren't allowed to televise because of the FOX window.
     
  15. spiderman865

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    You guys have too much time on your hands. This season is not even 1/2 over and your concerned about next year. :sure:
     
  16. Sandra

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    Or perhaps...YOU have too much time on your hands! You're worried about what other people are worried about! :computer:


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