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#1 OFFLINE   cyclone27

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 12:11 PM

In all the years that I have had Directv (also when I had E*) I have always been able to watch the Minnesota Timberwolves games on Fox Sports North (ch 668). This year, I could watch the season opener on FS North. But since then, all their games have been blacked out. Two were blacked out on both FS North & NBA TV so I just figured it had something to do with NBA TV.

Last night it was blacked out again on ch 668. So I decided I'd better call D* and see what was going on. They told me that the games would no longer be available in Iowa. I'd never heard of such a thing like this before.

When I enter my zip code for blackout info, it still shows I should be able to watch the Timberwolves' games through premier/sports pack. My zip code is 50320.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 04:41 PM

In all the years that I have had Directv (also when I had E*) I have always been able to watch the Minnesota Timberwolves games on Fox Sports North (ch 668). This year, I could watch the season opener on FS North. But since then, all their games have been blacked out. Two were blacked out on both FS North & NBA TV so I just figured it had something to do with NBA TV.

Last night it was blacked out again on ch 668. So I decided I'd better call D* and see what was going on. They told me that the games would no longer be available in Iowa. I'd never heard of such a thing like this before.

When I enter my zip code for blackout info, it still shows I should be able to watch the Timberwolves' games through premier/sports pack. My zip code is 50320.


It's going on in other locations also. You are in-market but DIRECTV isn't paying for everyone in fringe areas of the Timberwolves market to watch Timberwolves games therefore with or without Sports Pack or even League Pass you are hosed of all Timberwolves games.

DIRECTV should change their "Sports Leader" moniker into "Sports Leader unless...you are a Lakers fan, you are a Pac-12 fan, you are a boxing fan, etc."

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:37 PM

In all the years that I have had Directv (also when I had E*) I have always been able to watch the Minnesota Timberwolves games on Fox Sports North (ch 668). This year, I could watch the season opener on FS North. But since then, all their games have been blacked out. Two were blacked out on both FS North & NBA TV so I just figured it had something to do with NBA TV.

Last night it was blacked out again on ch 668. So I decided I'd better call D* and see what was going on. They told me that the games would no longer be available in Iowa. I'd never heard of such a thing like this before.

When I enter my zip code for blackout info, it still shows I should be able to watch the Timberwolves' games through premier/sports pack. My zip code is 50320.


Yeah noticed this as well. I'm a Bulls fan but turn the T-Wolves games on every once in awhile. Stinks that is the way it is now.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 10:22 AM

Thanks for your replies. I did later see a thread somewhere else relating to this.

I should have known better, but three different CS reps said I would get the games if I bought NBA League Pass. I went ahead & got it. I got a really good deal, but it looks like I will only get the ones shown on the local Minneapolis station (ch 29, I think) through league pass. At least I can see Lakers games now.




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