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psunate77 said:
I know FOX games are,but these are YES and FSN games at 1PM and they still are blackedout?
MLBEI does not include games on Sat. until 7pm due to the fox exclusive Saturday window. Secondly the Mets game is a replay from last night, replays are not included as part of MLBEI, they can only be viewed in the local market.
 

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All games starting prior to 7pm on Saturdays are within the FOX broadcast window. No MLB game within the Fox window is available with the MLB EI package. You will only get the Fox network game or your local team's game assuming it is available on your RSN.

Seems this blackout question about Saturday baseball is asked every 2 or 3 weeks.
 

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n3ntj said:
All games starting prior to 7pm on Saturdays are within the FOX broadcast window. No MLB game within the Fox window is available with the MLB EI package. You will only get the Fox network game or your local team's game assuming it is available on your RSN.

Seems this blackout question about Saturday baseball is asked every 2 or 3 weeks.
And, someone gets it wrong. The actual FOX window does NOT include Saturday games with a 1 PM EDT or earlier start.
 

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And tomorrows ESPN Blackout begins at 3pm tomorrow not 5pm due to the ESPYs. So NO games after 3pm eastern tomorrow in EI, just a reminder.
 

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John W said:
And, someone gets it wrong. The actual FOX window does NOT include Saturday games with a 1 PM EDT or earlier start.
And when does that ever happen?

The Red Sox on Patriots Day is the only game that ever starts before 1PM, ever. And that's like a Tuesday and a few noon starts in Chicago on getaway days-- defintely not a Saturday though. Saturdays have always been 1:05, 4:05 and 7:05 starts as long as out-of-market RSNs have existed.

The FOX window includes 1:05PM and later starts on Saturdays, UNLESS it's on your own RSN. If your local team is on FOX, then it's not on your RSN. Otherwise the games must start after 7PM for out-of-market in the US.
 

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xzi said:
And when does that ever happen?

The Red Sox on Patriots Day is the only game that ever starts before 1PM, ever. And that's like a Tuesday and a few noon starts in Chicago on getaway days-- defintely not a Saturday though. Saturdays have always been 1:05, 4:05 and 7:05 starts as long as out-of-market RSNs have existed.

The FOX window includes 1:05PM and later starts on Saturdays, UNLESS it's on your own RSN. If your local team is on FOX, then it's not on your RSN. Otherwise the games must start after 7PM for out-of-market in the US.
For example the Cubs have played several 12:05 CDT Saturday starts at home this year and have five such starts remaining. The earlier posters were factually incorrect about the rules and all I did was point that out.
 

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up north trip said:
The Mets play some 12 pm Thursday afternoon games if one of the teams has to travel far for a series (usually west coast) the next day. I'm sure there's other teams that play a couple of noon games.
Thursday starts have nothing to do with Saturday starts and the Fox blackout.
 

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John W said:
And, someone gets it wrong. The actual FOX window does NOT include Saturday games with a 1 PM EDT or earlier start.
What has been said is correct. Fox has exclusivity all day Saturday until 7pm, ET. The only markets that would get that Yankee-A's game would be the NY and Bay Area. So, as an example, if you lived in the YES network DMA, you would get the game. Other Sports Package and MLBEI customers would not get this game.
 

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To clear up (or maybe add) some confusion...

Fox owns all national broadcast rights on Saturdays until 7 pm. You won't see anything on MLB Extra Innings before 7pm.

However, out-of-market games that start at 1 pm have been accessible online via MLB.TV this year. The Fox designated games (the 3:55 pm start time games) are still blacked out.
 

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John W said:
For example the Cubs have played several 12:05 CDT Saturday starts at home this year and have five such starts remaining. The earlier posters were factually incorrect about the rules and all I did was point that out.
And that is a 1pm EASTERN start which is in the Fox window.
 

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Ditto.. the blackout rules for MLB EI and MLB.TV should be one in the same! If a 1pm Saturday game is available on MLB.TV, it should also be available on MLB EI.
 

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xzi said:
Exactly. I've never seen a game start before 1PM Eastern EXCEPT the Patriots Day/Marathon game in Boston.
There are occasional games scheduled earlier than 1 PM Eastern by some teams on "getaway" Thursdays -- but of course that's not relevant to Saturdays and blackouts.
 

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hobbes said:
To clear up (or maybe add) some confusion...

Fox owns all national broadcast rights on Saturdays until 7 pm. You won't see anything on MLB Extra Innings before 7pm.

However, out-of-market games that start at 1 pm have been accessible online via MLB.TV this year. The Fox designated games (the 3:55 pm start time games) are still blacked out.
Fox Sports Stinks, MLB needs to allow fans the right to watch THEIR team, we pay alot for our MLB sports package on Directv (or other outlets) let us watch our team on saturday, one of the best days to chill and watch a game.
 
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