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RAMS vs. JETS blacked out

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by dwrats_56, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '07

    Jan 21, 2003
    Channel 17 had the Lions game on a delay at 7pm after the baseball game. Thus channel 17 enforced their rights and had the NFL Network blacked out. Nothing to escalate and no problem with DirecTV, it's was on Fox 17.
    17 has been advertising the game for the past few days on the radio.
  2. DFWHD

    DFWHD AllStar

    Feb 9, 2008
    Umm, not so fast... WFAA Channel 8 in Dallas ran a story Friday night that said even though the stadium is 95% sold, we could still be facing local blackouts if the remaining 2500 seats are not sold. These seats have the $5000 or more seat license with them and then you buy the seats on top of that ($90 - $300 per seat per game). The slant of the story was that it may be iffy for the palace to sell out by September 20th... There was a pick your seat event yesterday, but they didn't follow up with how successful that was. Good thing I got the NFL ST in case we're screwed locally, I can pick up another team on those days...
  3. scoop8

    scoop8 Godfather

    Jul 18, 2009
    Dallas TX
    I read that in the paper today (I'm in Irving) and there's still the probability that the new sta will be deemed a sellout by the league since the NFL has that lesser-known "deemed sellout" rule to allow markets like DFW the right to televise the game locally. I was asking Barry Horn about this (sports broadcast column writer for the Dallas News) a while back and he guesses that the "deemed sellout" # for the new sta might be around 75-80k. So that means, if Jerry gets to that # that the NFL sets as a "virtual sellout", the Cowboy games would be televised in the DFW mkt.
  4. Shades228

    Shades228 DaBears

    Mar 18, 2008
    If they do that they have to tarp over seats to say what cannot be sold. I'm not sure which is more important to Jerry. Local TV or the image of his stadium on TV.
  5. SParker

    SParker Active Member

    Apr 27, 2002
    WXMI's broadcast of the game was horrible too. Not only in SD but one of the worst SD picture quality I've ever witnessed.
  6. dwrats_56

    dwrats_56 Godfather

    Apr 20, 2007
    Columbia, MO
    Not local to me. But thanks for the update.

    I am about 120 miles from St. Louis.
  7. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '07

    Jan 21, 2003
    That doesn't really mean anything. If the OTA station in St. Louis claims your zip code with at least a grade B signal then they can black out NFL Network in your area. Also be on the lookout for low power "repeater" OTA stations that could be in your area for the main station in St. Louis as again they can then claim your zip code. In either case, most likely some station in your zip code told NFL Network it was going to carry the game and to black it out.

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