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NFL Preseason Blackout Rules??


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#1 OFFLINE   JAMHRR

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Posted 12 August 2002 - 05:39 AM

On Saturday, August 10, 2002, I started watching the Arizona Cardinals vs the San Diego Chargers on Channel 653 Fox Sports Net West 2 at 10:00 pm. At approximately 10:20pm the screen went blank and the message at the bottom of the screen said "This program is not available in your area. Look for alternative programming."

I am on the east coast and this game was played on the west coast.

Can someone tell me why the game was blacked out in my area? I could have understood the blackout if the Buffalo
Bills were playing, my home team, but they weren't.

I called Directv and talked to some guy named Rick a Customer Service Rep. who snickered and said, "Well it just blacked out. Do you have the NFL Sunday package? I said yes. (I know that had no affect on preseason games, but he didn't.) I don't know why and I don't care." I got so fed up with his attitude I hung up on him!!

Thanks for any information.

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#2 OFFLINE   Steve Mehs

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Posted 12 August 2002 - 09:33 AM

Preseason games on FSN are blacked out, if other then home team, but there are no blackouts on preseason games on distant nets and supers. For example, the Rams/Titans and Patriots/Giants games were on KWGN and WWOR, respecivly, both games are black out free
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#3 OFFLINE   JohnH

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Posted 12 August 2002 - 06:38 PM

Steve, as far as FSN games are concerned, it depends on which provider you have and sometimes which game.

The Superstations are KTLA and WWOR.
BTW: KTLA was blacked out on C band.

#4 OFFLINE   Steve Mehs

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Posted 13 August 2002 - 02:40 AM

LOL, I had KWGN on my mind for some reason, guess it's since I was reading the thead on them losing the Rockies about 10 minutes before I replied :)
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