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It's important to remember, however, that sometimes sports can be subject to blackout restrictions. A blackout is when sports teams and leagues (or schools and conferences) prohibit certain games from being seen on certain channels due to ticket sales or games being carried on other channels.
Why does Xfinity blackout NBATV games that are not available through a local broadcaster? For example, Tonight's game (9/7/17) Milwaukee vs. Cleveland is not available in Harrisburg, PA. I understand when games for local teams are blacked out. Games played by the Philadelphia 76ers or Washington Wizards are available through a local broadcaster and would likely be subject to a blackout on NBATV. When I had DISH that was the case for this particular market, however all other teams games aired. It is very frustrating to plan on watching a game on NBATV only to find out that Xfinity has decided to black it out. Is there any rhyme or reason to these blackouts? Why does this game in cleveland get blacked out on NBATV when only a few weeks ago one aired fine?? I just LOVE setting up DVR timers to record games only to find that I have a recording of a message telling me that Xfinity is blocking me from watching!
Can you please explain why games on NBA TV are being blacked out? For instance, last Saturday's Knicks-Rockets (11/25/2017) was blacked out in Downingtown, PA. We are not a local market for either team nor was it available on any other channel. I pay for the sports tier so that I can watch games like these.
I am am xfinity customer, premium sports channel subscriber, and an NBA League Pass subscriber. I subscribe to the latter because I am a Sixers fan and I am out of market (Gettysburg, PA). Once again I am blacked out of today’s game due to blackout for local restrictions. But the game is not televised locally, not on any of my gazillion xfinity channels. NBA league pass blacks it out cause it’s on NBA TV and NBA TV blacks It out presumably because of a contract obligation with someone who has broadcast rights for my area. I have called xfinity who says they have nothing to do with it and NBA TV is impossible to contact. Seems like xfinity ultimately controls the situation as they have control what is broadcast to ME. Xfinity is blacking it out to me but is not broadcasting this on any other channel. What gives? The last time tthis happened, I wasted considerable time talking with customer service for NBA league pass. Tv, and xfinity. No one had a clue. They just keep talking nonsense until you go away. Frustrating to say the least.