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College football Blackout Question - ESPN


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#1 OFFLINE   pbg

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 03:05 PM

I'm currently being blacked-out of ESPN's coverage of Washington - OKlahoma.

Does anyone know why? Does FSN have some exclusive window now on Saturdays or something?

my zip is 98650

EDIT:
Now I'm really confused- I see the Huskys don't play until tonight. doh!...

My guide for 206 just says college football currently, but not the teams- but I'm blackout.

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 03:28 PM

If your ABC is showing Purdue/Oregon, then channel 206 should be blacked out since that is the game on that channel. If that's the case, then you should be able to get the alternate VA Tech/GA Tech game on channel 210.

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 03:33 PM

If your ABC is showing Purdue/Oregon, then channel 206 should be blacked out since that is the game on that channel. If that's the case, then you should be able to get the alternate VA Tech/GA Tech game on channel 210.


yep, thats it - thank you for the speedy answer!
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Posted 13 September 2008 - 03:47 PM

Just odd to see a blackout on the main channel (ESPN) - did that happen a lot, for example, last year?
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Posted 13 September 2008 - 03:52 PM

Just odd to see a blackout on the main channel (ESPN) - did that happen a lot, for example, last year?


In some part of the country, yes, every week.

It is the reverse mirror deal with the Big Ten. At least one Big Ten game will be on ABC regional each week. Where it is not on the local affiliate, it is on ESPN HD. If the game is on your local ABC, then the main ESPN feed (and the HD one) are blacked out locally.
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Posted 13 September 2008 - 04:36 PM

What's really messed up about all of this...

ZipCode: 40502. If I where to subscribe to the college game day or what ever it's called, I couldn't watch the Univ of KY because they black out the state of KY, because they would rather sell the game on PPV for 30 dollars. Great way to stick it to your fans.

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 05:08 PM

Why would ESPN's College Football Scoreboard be blacked out?


The Washington/ Oklahoma game doesn't start until 7 CDT.

And the ABC game here in mid-MO is Ohio State/USC.

I just noticed that Oregon/Purdue in on OT. Guess that's the reason for the blackout.
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Posted 13 September 2008 - 05:23 PM

Why would ESPN's College Football Scoreboard be blacked out?


The Washington/ Oklahoma game doesn't start until 7 CDT.

And the ABC game here in mid-MO is Ohio State/USC.

I just noticed that Oregon/Purdue in on OT. Guess that's the reason for the blackout.


You got it. Game is in OT. Better hurry up and get it over! I don't want to miss my Sooners!

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 05:27 PM

You got it. Game is in OT. Better hurry up and get it over! I don't want to miss my Sooners!


I was just trying to get caught up on scores, since my wife made me go to Lowes for paint.
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