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  1. cmasia

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    Why would they?
    This has nothing to do with "territory claims."

    FOX has exclusive rights to all 3 telecasts.
    They are not being broadcast on any RSN.
    Your FOX affiliate can only show one game.
    EI will have the other two.
     
  2. joshjr

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    I live in the Northeast corner of Oklahoma and both the Royals and Cardinals claim me. As it shows in the guide currently, I will only have access to the Royals game. I even have DNS feeds and will still not be able to see the Cardinals game. Not that I care to much but that is a bummer that this is happening.
     
  3. joshjr

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    EI is not allowed to air any game that is considered one of your local area teams meaning which ever game is not being aired on FOX in my area, will not be viewable except for in the Game Mix Channel on 720.
     
  4. cmasia

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    http://bizofbaseball.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5925:fox-releases-2014-mlb-broadcast-schedule-blackouts-eased&catid=57:television&Itemid=122

    The key bit:

    Starting this season, subscribers of MLB Extra Innings and MLB.TV have the opportunity to watch Saturday MLB on FOX games subject to certain geographic black outs that protect games assigned to local FOX affiliates.

    Again, since FOX owns the national rights to these games, the regional territory claims of individual teams are not an issue here.

    Like Sunday Ticket, you must watch the game being televised by your local FOX affiliate on that channel.
    The other games will be available on EI.
     
  5. dvdmth

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    Below are excerpts from the blackout policy as it appears in the MLB At Bat app on the iPad. These excerpts address the policy for games televised on FOX.


    Assuming MLB EI follows the above policy, FOX games not televised in the local DMA should be available through EI, even if the DMA is part of the team's broadcast territory. The first excerpt above makes it clear that these Saturday broadcasts are not subject to territorial blackouts by team, while the second excerpt makes it clear that blackouts will be based on the territory assigned for the broadcast itself.

    I also included the third excerpt above, which I thought was interesting, as it suggests that national FOX games may be available through MLB.TV as part of a subscription through a pay TV provider. I haven't seen anything about that anywhere else.
     
  6. tonyd79

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    Those are fox games. It should work that one is on local coverage (Fox OTA) and the other is on EI. Just like Sunday ticket works. But it could get messed up.
     
  7. joshjr

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    dvdmth, I don't read it the same way you do I guess. I read the 2nd comment there to say that I can view FOX games that are airing in another area which is understood but I don't see anything that would leave me to believe since my FOX is airing the Royals game that I would be able to watch the Cardinals game on MLB EI.
     
  8. tonyd79

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    I read it as dvd does. Look at the clause before his bolding. It says fox territory, not MLB team territory.
     
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  9. joshjr

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    You know whats weird though? According to the MLB EI Schedule on DirecTV's site, the Cardinals game is blacked out on EI but the Royals game is not and the Royals game is what is airing in my area. I hope the Cards game isn't blacked out. Saturday will tell. No one at MLB, the Cardinals or at DirecTV could answer my questions this evening.
     
  10. matty8199

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    is anyone else seeing ride along on strike zone (719) right now? what is going on?
     
  11. tonyd79

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    Okay. Time is here. I'm getting Nats on fox OTA. Royals and cardinals games on for both EI and MLB.tv. What is happening in Missouri?
     
  12. alevine1986

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    All 3 Fox games are showing up on 742-744. Also my regional game is on my local Fox. This is a great change to MLB EI.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using DBSTalk mobile app
     
  13. tonyd79

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    All three?
     
  14. milton

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    The FOX games were available on Saturday, and a 5:10 pm game between the Rockies and Braves on Sunday night was also available on Extra Innings. Will be interesting to see if the Rangers Sunday night games are available in EI later this summer.

    Thus far, I'm not sure if there has been a game missed for EI subscribers on Directv (assuming access to your own team's games, ESPN, MLBN, and WGN.)
     
  15. sigma1914

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    There was a game I couldn't find the other day.... A'/Rays. It was only on mlb.tv and had graphics for mlb.tv and no local feed.
     
  16. joshjr

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    I had a little bit of a weird circumstance with the MLB EI package on Saturday. The app on my phone and the schedule on DirecTV's site seemed to know that I would be able to watch the Royals game on EI but not the Cardinals game. According to the guide data for my local FOX they were planning to air the Royals game. They didn't. They aired the Cardinals game and the Royals game was airing on EI even though they were a local team and the guide data was wrong. It was nice having all the games be available.
     
  17. tonyd79

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    As quoted from the blackout rules above, the blackout is based upon what is showing on the local Fox OTA channel, not the proximity of the team to your market. The out of market Fox games are on EI even if the team is local.
     
  18. joshjr

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    I understand that. I was shocked that DIrecTV knew I was gonna get the Cardinals game but the guide data showed incorrect versus what was airing. Glad to see it worked the way it should for a change. I called MLB, ST. Louis Cardinals and DirecTV last week and no one knew what I would get and no one would claim they had control over it. Everyone pointed the finger at someone else. Im just happy it is working correctly.
     
  19. tonyd79

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    I'm sure they get the blackout info from Fox per zip code.
     
  20. trainman

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    Just to confirm, this was one of those rare games that wasn't being carried by either team's TV outlet. Good thing MLBEI includes MLB.tv access this season!
     

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