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#21 OFFLINE   lacubs

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:02 PM

ya probably, but like tonight i got the Pittsburgh game on NBC Network and my RSN, it seem odd, we closer to Buffalo but, not by alot, and don't even let me get started on the baseball blackout rule for Erie lol

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#22 OFFLINE   trh

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:15 PM

But distance isn't all that is used to determine viewing area. Someone call into Bettman's XM radio show a couple of weeks ago. They guy lived in the Albany NY area, yet he was in the Buffalo viewing area. He maintained that since he is only 150 miles to NYC and almost 300 to Buffalo, he should be in the NYC viewing area. Bettman explained that they also look at the number of households in the viewing area, so NY's area is more compressed than Buffalo's because of the higher population density in the NYC area.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 02:17 PM

I was able to watch the Pens flyers game on the Eastern Shore of MD on NBC Sports (603)

There are ways around this small problem but we aren't allowed to discuss it here.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 03:20 PM

I am near Lancaster, PA (in the Flyers market) and 2ndary by the Pens and the Roots Sports Pittsburgh and NBCSN feeds were both on last night on D*.
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#25 OFFLINE   MonyMony

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 06:22 PM

The kicker for me is I am in the Baltimore DMA, not Philadelphia but still fall into this back hole. Very irritating that I spend $$ all year for NHLCI and all the HD stuff from Directv and have to resort to methods I cannot discuss here to watch the game.

#26 OFFLINE   wilbur_the_goose

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 05:14 AM

Methods to watch:
1. Go to a sports bar
2. Secret methods
3. StubHub and drive to PGH

#27 OFFLINE   flyerrick

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 02:45 PM

i guess we get blacked out tonite too in cecil county

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 05:43 PM

ok, i got a question, if my team is Buffalo then why can i still get Pittsburgh on NBCSPORTS and Pittsburgh RSN?

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 05:41 AM

Just goes to show that logic goes out the window with who gets blacked out and who does not .

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 09:54 AM

ok, i got a question, if my team is Buffalo then why can i still get Pittsburgh on NBCSPORTS and Pittsburgh RSN?


The Sabres aren't the only local team in Erie. I used to live in Erie. The Pens and Sabres share the region. The Pens RSN and NBCSN aren't blacked out because you live in the Pens outer market territory. If you lived closer to Pitt (the Pens inner market), NBCSN would be blacked out and you'd have to watch on Root. Here in Cleveland, I have the same option - watch on Root or NBC. NHL Network has a much larger blackout radius. When the Pens are on NHLN, I have to watch the game on Root.




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