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Phillies at Indians tonight - will I be blacked out?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by eileen22, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. eileen22

    eileen22 Godfather

    Mar 24, 2006
    I think I know the answer to this question, but since this is a scenario that rarely happens, I want to double check. The Phillies are in Cleveland today and Wednesday. I am a DTV customer (and Cleveland fan) in the Philly market. As such, I don't get any Phillies games when they are broadcast on the Comcast RSN's, because of the ongoing dispute between Comcast and DirecTV. The only Phillies games I get are when they are on the local Philly 57 CW network.

    I watch Indians games on the Cleveland RSN, channel 662 STO/FSO. Will the games be blacked out for me for the next two days, since those games are also carried on the Philly side by Comcast? Does it matter that the games are in Cleveland and not in Philly? Thanks.
  2. gpg

    gpg Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2006
    Long Island
    Yes, you're going to be blacked out because CSN Philly has the exclusive rights to show the game in the Philly market.
  3. George_T

    George_T Legend

    Sep 19, 2002
    As a lifelong Indians' fan myself, given the way our Tribe has played the last few years, you may be FORTUNATE that the games are blacked out in Philly! :)
  4. Jimmy 440

    Jimmy 440 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 16, 2007
    Your in the Philly CSN market.You will be blacked out.
  5. Eksynyt

    Eksynyt Icon

    Feb 8, 2008
    Same thing happens to me in Tillamook, Oregon when it comes to the Blazers. Their games are on Comcast Sports Northwest and I have absolutely no way to see that channel out here where I live as the only tv options are DirecTV, Dish Network, and Charter all of which Coincast has refused to negotiate with (by offering some idiotic amount of like $5 a subscriber for the channel, knowing that these other carriers will refuse, thus, it forces people in the city to have to switch to Coincast in order to see the Blazers). The problem is, I couldn't switch to Comcast even if I wanted to where I live. Therefore, I stopped caring about the Blazers and I just follow the other 29 teams instead. I honstly hope the Blazers organization folds.
  6. Beerstalker

    Beerstalker Hall Of Fame

    Feb 9, 2009
    Peoria, IL
    Don't blame the Blazers on this. Last I heard they had an ongoing lawsuit with Comcast over it, because they want DirecTV, Dish, etc. to have the channel just as much as you do.
  7. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    Why not blame the Blazers? They didn't do their homework and just jumped on the money. They have a bigger responsibility to themselves than just seeing the biggest dollar signs when it may hurt the product long term.
  8. n3ntj

    n3ntj Hall Of Fame

    Dec 18, 2006
    I am in the Lancaster, PA area (considered part of the Philly sports market), but this game was live last night on STO (Fox Sports Cleveland) last night. In Center City Philly.. who knows. Comcrap owns that area. ;-)
  9. Eksynyt

    Eksynyt Icon

    Feb 8, 2008
    I 100% blame the Blazers for alienating their fanbase by signing on with Comcast and agreeing to give 100% exclusivity and negotiating rights to Comcast without doing their homework on how Comcast's business model operates by being as anti competitive as possible. Pretty sure their contract goes for over a decade too so half the people in the state will never see them play on TV again for god knows how long.

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