I experienced a similar communication from DirecTV... albeit back in the mid-90's. Had DirecTV back when I lived in So CA, with NHL CI. A buddy with a weekend home in Lake Havasu was going to order DirecTV w/ NHL CI for the place until I called DirecTV and confirmed the "home territory" for both the Kings and Ducks extended into AZ, and that they both would be blacked-out. Checked again a season and a half later, after the Jets relocated to America "obstructed" West Arena, and not only did they not lift the LA/ANA blackouts, all three were blacked out in Havasu. The NFL had always been a 75 mile radius from the home stadium if not sold out, in consideration of ticket holders within a realistic commute. All the other leagues amounts to a land grab.