Not true in this case. All I got was a screen saying "This game is subject to blackout rules in your area" and no game at all.garys said:When MLB Network has two games on at the same time, they only give you one and black the other one out. It has nothing to do with blackout rules.
What really stinks is that I can't even watch the games on the internet that I paid the MLB to see! I purchased their MLB At Bat video package, and when I am at home it won't even show me the games via that - just a blacked out notice. Even when they are not on here via MLB network, Fox, WGN, TBS, etc.James Long said:The teams are part of it ... but when a broadcaster holds national rights to two games and has only one channel they choose who gets what in each area.
When it is an ABC/ESPN game the local affiliate may get a say on which game is aired in their area. The other game would end up on ESPN on their local cable system. On satellite the main ESPN is not switched to an alternate by the local provider so subscribers may have to hunt for the game not on in their area.
I'm not sure why MLB Network would block out a game unless there was another broadcaster with the rights in that area. Perhaps they only want to air one game per area and expect people who want the other game to buy the special package. Cable viewers would only get the one game chosen for them by the network ... why not impose the same limits on satellite viewers?
Except when home is NW Iowa, 10 hours away from Chicago, and you're trying to watch Chicago home games.RasputinAXP said:Well, yeah. if you're at home, watching your home team, you're blacked out. Same goes for NHL Gamecenter too. It's just how blackouts work.