If Eagles aren't on, Giants are next in line!
That doesn't change the fact that our DMA is considered Eagles territory and not Giants. If the local team isn't playing the NFL lets the affiliate choose the game, provided it doesn't conflict (i.e. they can't choose an out of market late game when Fox doesn't have the double header that week). WOLF usually chooses the Giants, Jets or Steelers if the Eagles are not playing, while some Fox affiliates with no local ties to any team playing on Fox that week lets their viewers vote in a poll during the week. But if a game is designated to start only in the local markets while the rest of the nation remains with an earlier national game, they have to stick with the national game.
How do you know fox 5 had it?
Because I used to live there and I'm regularly in touch with my friends who still live there, especially during Giants games.
Yes it was blacked out , Because in the Guide fox 56 said Giants Cowboys.
Which means this game was put on locally. NFL ST is always blacked out when your locals are playing the games.
That's not how Sunday Ticket or its blackouts work. It is not tied to what the guide says, if Fox decides to switch most of the country to a different game midrun because of a blowout, the schedule still has the original game listed, just like how the schedule doesn't change every 3 minutes when your game ends early and Fox jumps around to different games until the final game finishes and it's time for the postgame show. DirecTV, the NFL, Fox, CBS and their affiliates communicate to eachother in real time if they're going to switch games. There's a thread at Solid Signal that went behind the scenes of how Sunday Ticket is produced, you should take a look at it.
Edited by KyL416, 26 November 2013 - 05:53 PM.