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Directv and black-outs

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by stlcardsblues, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. stlcardsblues

    stlcardsblues Legend

    Jan 3, 2008
    I understand Directv's obligation to blackout certain sporting events. I also understand that they are required to blackout old rebroadcasts of classic sporting events. This is not a question on that. Why are they blacking out non sporting events.

    Two examples
    Cardinals winter warm up. This is a charity event held in St. Louis. The show is a recap of went on at the charity event and interview with players.

    Spotlight-show is a one on one interview with a member of one of the St. Louis players.

    Why are these always blacked out? I have called on so many occasions in the past on this and no one can answer why these are being blacked out.

    SPACEMAKER Freethinker

    Dec 11, 2007
    Mason, MI
    It all falls under the umbrella of broadcast rights. Even replays of games and shows featuring game clips can be blacked out. I am certain that DirecTV would rather not have to black out so much programming.

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