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Blackout of NBA games
JohnCzz
Newbie

On Friday 11-30-2012, the NBA game between the Washington Wizards and New York Knicks was scheduled to be shown at 7:30 on CSN-MA ch 576  and NBA-TV ch 589.The game was BLACKED OUT on both channels in this area - the Tidewater area of Virginia.  Surely, one of the two networks had the right to broadcast the game.  Why did that not occur?

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Re: Blackout of NBA games
PJL
Master

Sports blackouts are managed by the content provider, not Verizon.  Contact them.

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Re: Blackout of NBA games
JohnCzz
Newbie

Verizon needs to establish some control since it appears that each network assumed that it had the right to BLACK OUT the other.

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Re: Blackout of NBA games
PJL
Master

@JohnCzz wrote:

Verizon needs to establish some control since it appears that each network assumed that it had the right to BLACK OUT the other.


That's not how it works.  The content provider can only blackout their own programming.

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Re: Blackout of NBA games
Hubrisnxs
Legend

Sports Blackout Lookup Tool

Use the Lookup Tool to find out if a game is scheduled for blackout in your region. Blackout information is available up to 15 days before game time and is updated daily:

  • Use the Sports Blackout Lookup Tool

    Sample Screen of the Sports Blackout Lookup Tool
    Sports Blackout Lookup Tool Screen

  • Check Ask Verizon for today’s blackouts for your zip code:
    1. In the Ask Verizon box to the right, click Ask Now, type sports blackout in the Ask text box and click Ask.
    2. Next, type your zip code and click Ask. If there are sports blackouts in your region today, they will appear in the Ask Verizon window.



See also:Learn about sports blackouts

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Re: Blackout of NBA games
JohnCzz
Newbie

OK.  Now I completely understand sports black out.  Can someone explain to me why a game (WAS vs NYK 11-30-12) was blacked out on Verizon FIOS in the Tidewater Virginia area BUT was broadcast as scheduled by Cox Communications in this area?

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