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Carl
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Re: YES network?

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@iSpyder wrote:

 

I agree.  This channel is pointless without the games.  Even when I lived in the NYC area the only time I really watched this channel was when the game was on.  C'mon VZ!  Get the national audience the full experience!

This isn't VZ's fault, the fault lies with MLB. 

 

The only way to watch out of market games is to subscribe to Extra Innings. 

Mike_From_RI
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I'm not complaining, but why am I able to get Cubs games on WGN when I live in New England ?


@Carl wrote:

@iSpyder wrote:

 

I agree.  This channel is pointless without the games.  Even when I lived in the NYC area the only time I really watched this channel was when the game was on.  C'mon VZ!  Get the national audience the full experience!

This isn't VZ's fault, the fault lies with MLB. 

 

The only way to watch out of market games is to subscribe to Extra Innings. 


 

Carl
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@Mike_From_RI wrote:

I'm not complaining, but why am I able to get Cubs games on WGN when I live in New England ?


 

I don't really know. I do seem to recall that when TBS was negotiating their contact with MLB, they had to give up the Braves games on TBS.

 

Maybe the MLB rules didn't account for "superstations". Who knows.  

iSpyder
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Ok maybe there is some confusion on what the MLB blackout policy is.  I thought (and did some searching) that it had to do with what station could show the game in the "local" teams market; the rights go to the local broadcaster.  So if the Yankee's were playing the Phillies you wouldn't see the game on YES here in and around Philly.  Maybe I'm not reading it right though but if I am it seems more like a decision by VZ or some sort of agreement betweeen VZ and YES.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_League_Baseball_blackout_policy

 

 

Message Edited by iSpyder on 04-25-2009 09:23 AM
jamieva
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WGN is a Superstation, not a regional sports network so they can show games nationwide.  However, you will notice that WGN has dramatically dropped the number of Cubs games shown on WGN America.  They used to broadcast every game, and now they do like 2-3 a week.  Most are on a regional channel in Chicago or WGN Chicagoland.
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