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NFL Preseason Blackout Rules??

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by JAMHRR, Aug 12, 2002.

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  1. JAMHRR

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    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.
     
  2. Steve Mehs

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    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
     
  3. JohnH

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    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. Steve Mehs

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    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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