The only Chief blackouts on ST you'll get are when the Chiefs are televised locally, you won't miss the game though since it will be on locally.
Do you get Kansas City locals? That is the only way they would black out the game is if your locals are from KC and they don't sell out the game.pendragn said:So they won't block it out if the game isn't sold out or something? If it's on a network station I'm good with that. I can get them in HD, so I'm still covered.
I sometime do miss portions of the Steelers games because the game is supposed to be on the local OTA station, & therefore is blacked out on the satelite NFL channel (700-725). However, sometimes the early game on the OTA channel, or the local Jacksonville Jaguars game runs late, leaving me nowhere to watch my Steelers. So the satelite channel does black out all games that you should be able to watch on the local channels. Why I do not know. :down:pendragn said:So they won't block it out if the game isn't sold out or something? If it's on a network station I'm good with that. I can get them in HD, so I'm still covered.
Because of commercials. If you can get the game via OTA then you have to watch their commercials. If you watch it via DirecTV you're getting different commercials. Your local station certainly isn't going to give up those eyeballs to DirecTV.Steeler Mike said:So the satelite channel does black out all games that you should be able to watch on the local channels. Why I do not know. :down:
Or, worse, you're watching the early game which has an exciting finish but Fox does switch over because the late game is your home team's game. However, IIRC I do think that DirecTV (or the league) has remedied this in recent years and will allow the game to be on the ST channel after it has switched over locally. But it seems to me that that's subject to human intervention and might not always happen.dmaneyapanda said:it's straightforward. say you have a doubleheader on one of your local stations, and you are interested in the late game.
if the early game runs long, CBS/Fox may decide to cover the exciting finish of the first game rather than switch over to the late game for the start time. so you can't watch the late game on your local until they decide to cut over to it.
DTV, on the other hand, thinks that the late game is being broadcast by the local, so it blacks the game out from sunday ticket.
long story short, you miss the beginning of the game you care about.
I agree with your sentiment, but I think that is an extreme reation!cowboys2002 said:I stopped subscribing to NFLST in Los Angeles because The NFL and their broadcast partners decided that LA was in the San Diego Market.
Being in a city without an NFL Team, should almost guarantee you ZERO blackouts.