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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Kevin F, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. Nov 7, 2010 #1 of 13
    Kevin F

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    I live in Albany, NY and there is no 1:00 PM game on Fox scheduled on for today. This does not make much sense because the Bills@Bears is a 1:00 game and why hasn't Fox decided to show this in my area? I mean, come on, I live in NY and have gotten all but one of the Bills games so far. Any insight on the question is appreciated.

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    Kevin
     
  2. Nov 7, 2010 #2 of 13
    MysteryMan

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    Not being shown on my local FOX either. One of the reasons why I subscribe to "Sunday Ticket".
     
  3. Nov 7, 2010 #3 of 13
    hilmar2k

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    Haven't checked the schedule yet, but....

    Wouldn't Bills@Bears be a CBS game? Or is Buffalo the home team?

    EDIT: Just checked, Bills are home, so Bears@Bills and a Fox game.
     
  4. Nov 7, 2010 #4 of 13
    stoutman

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    Because it is a CBS doubleheader week. Albany's FOX station, unlike CBS, cares about football fans. They decided on the Giants game since they only can broadcast one. It would be nice if CBS in Albany would choose from now on only Jets or Patriots game and stop the painful Bills!
     
  5. Nov 7, 2010 #5 of 13
    tonyd79

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    They probably had no choice. I'd bet Albany is either primary or secondary Giants market. Either way, they would be required to show the Giants when they are on the road.
     
  6. Nov 7, 2010 #6 of 13
    stoutman

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    Syracuse made the same decision and it is a secondary market for the Bills. Bills were "home" therefore Syracuse did not have to show them.
     
  7. Nov 7, 2010 #7 of 13
    xzi

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    Can we also talk about the audio drops all day on WXXA, both over the air (AM21) and satellite. :)
     
  8. Nov 7, 2010 #8 of 13
    Unknown

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    New York Giants does not have a secondary market, nor does the Jets. Both teams are the only team that does not have any secondary market of any kind. only primary market.
     
  9. Nov 7, 2010 #9 of 13
    mws192

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    Source: http://the506.com/sports/?page_id=2
     
  10. stoutman

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    Yes, i am aware of the rules. Therefore, my ad hominem comments towards the CBS affiliate in Albany stands. I cannot understand why the last several weeks they have been airing Bills games.
     
  11. wilbur_the_goose

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    stoutman - the network chooses what stations get what games. IIUC (if I understand correctly), the station can provide input, but it's ultimately the network's call.
     
  12. stoutman

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    What about stations that hold votes? The LA affiliates have done that in the past. I do not know if they still do.
     
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    Sherman...
    They get permission from the network and/or the NFL to have the vote.
     

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