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NFL 2008 PreSeason Broadcasts

Discussion in 'Sports Programming and Events' started by Gary Toma, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. Gary Toma

    Gary Toma UNIX

    Mar 22, 2006
    NFL PreSeason National Broadcast Schedule -- Last Update 5/16/08
    Attached are the NFL Pre-Season Weekly Schedules

    Four attachments are provided, one for each of the Time Zones.

    Adobe 'typewriter mode' is enabled on the schedules. This enables anyone with even the free Acrobat Reader to update the schedule with their personal/local channels and then Save or Print or EMail the modified PDF.

    National Games
    The games highlighted in color across the page are nationally televised. As always, Red highlight games are 1080i, Blue highlight games are 720p broadcasts. You need to pencil in (or type in) your LIL (Local-Into-Local) CBS, FOX and NBC channel numbers for your local stations. The ESPN and NFLNET channel numbers are already shown for DIRECTV folks.

    Local Games
    The rest of the games for the week, although not shown nationally, are typically televised by the home team's station for local broadcast and are also piped back to the visiting team's station for local broadcast there. You’ll need to check your local listings. Remember: just as in regular season, the NFL blackout rules apply: if a pre-season game isn’t sold out, your local station must black out the live game but will probably air the game tape delayed.

    NFLNET Re-Broadcast Pre-Season Games
    NFLNET RePlay games are shown on DIRECTV Channel 212.

    Regional NFL Distribution Maps
    There will be no “NFL Distribution Maps” for the Pre-Season games. The games are either Nationally televised, broadcast delayed by NFLNET or as noted above, they’ll be televised locally. There is no 'regional' broadcast agreement.

    Regional Game Maps in Regular Season
    When the Regular Season begins, I’ll provide the link on each Weekly Schedule to take you to the great website that provides NFL Game Distribution Maps for both CBS and FOX. You will know in advance precisely which games your local CBS and FOX affiliates will be carrying and you can pencil (or edit) in those updates. But remember, when your local affiliate broadcasts a game, DIRECTV is obligated to black it out on SundayTicket and SuperFan (if your LIL offers HD) in your DMA.

    Regular Season Schedules in "DIRECTV Programming" Forum
    The Regular Season Weekly Schedule posts are not here in the "Sports" forum. Please look for them in the "DIRECTV Programming" Forum. That's because the Regular Season Schedules are totally customized for DIRECTV's SundayTicket and SuperFan subscribers and are not a generic schedule as these Pre-Season Schedules are.

    To see a sample NFL Game Distribution Map for the coming 2008 season, click here.

    As always, your input and ideas are always welcome!

    Attached Files
  2. Gary Toma

    Gary Toma UNIX

    Mar 22, 2006
    Here's the complete schedule released from the NFL: this is for ALL the pre-season games, not just those on National Broadcasts.

    The "Local Only" listed games will typically be broadcast only to the Home DMA's of each team.

  3. kevinwmsn

    kevinwmsn Hall Of Fame

    Aug 19, 2006
    Will the local team DMA games be HD or SD?
  4. Gary Toma

    Gary Toma UNIX

    Mar 22, 2006
    The pre-season "Local-Team-DMA" games depend on the whims of the visiting team's broadcaster. [Yes, it's the broadcast network of the Visiting Team that provides the broadcast. -- Seems backwards, eh?]

    Luckiest team in the US: Tampa Bay - where the team owner also owns the local TV station. ALL the Tampa games are in HD for the local folks!!
  5. Gary Toma

    Gary Toma UNIX

    Mar 22, 2006
    Post #2's attachment (the full pre-season schedule) now has the complete pre season schedule, updated with changes through May 16, 2008.
  6. EricTheRed

    EricTheRed Cool Member

    Mar 7, 2008
    Hey gct. NFL Network is going to show a few more preseason games live, using feeds from the local crews. These will games will be blacked out on NFL Network in the local teams DMA, of course:


    Also, just wanted to say that I really appreciate your NFL schedule compiling work. It's the first thing I check to start the new NFL week.
  7. Gary Toma

    Gary Toma UNIX

    Mar 22, 2006
    Thanks for the heads-up Eric! It's time for me to start paying strict attention!!

    This is the time of year when I can move the NFL Pre-Season schedule to the DIRECTV Programming and Services Forum. See you there!
  8. shakadawg

    shakadawg New Member

    Aug 5, 2008
    If anyone knows where to find the Ku or C band feed for the Jets/Browns for Thursday night please post it here as soon as possible. Thank you very much.

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