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WHY DO YOU NOT CARRY THE STEELER FOOTBALL GAME

WHY IS THE STEELER GAME NOT ON COMCAST SEPT10, SEEMS LIKE IT IS ALWAYS KNOCKED OFF FOR THE RAVENS &  EAGLE GAME .THERE ARE MORE STEELER FANS THAN RAVENS IN LANCASTER PA.MY HUSBANDS UPSET  I HOPE HE DONT CANCEL XFINITYX1.

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Re: WHY DO YOU NOT CARRY THE STEELER FOOTBALL GAME

I highly doubt Comcast makes this decision. It is more likely the NHL.
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Re: WHY DO YOU NOT CARRY THE STEELER FOOTBALL GAME

More likely the NFL Smiley Happy  If game isn't sold out it won't be broadcasted locally.  Otherwise you need NFL Sunday Ticket (or what ever it is called these days) to be able to watch all games.

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Re: WHY DO YOU NOT CARRY THE STEELER FOOTBALL GAME

This comes up every single year. Comcast is not responsible for what NFL games air in any specific market. That is controlled by the local broadcasters.

 

Lancaster, PA is part of the Harrisburg/York/Lancaster television market. WHP is that market's CBS affiliate. Because this affiliate is based in Harrisburg, it is within 75 miles of Baltimore's M&T Bank Stadium. Under NFL league broadcast rules, this makes the entire television market a "secondary market" to the Baltimore Ravens.

 

This means that whenever there is a choice of games, WHP must air road games involving the Baltimore Ravens over all other teams, even if other teams may be more popular or desired in the area. The NFL dictates these rules, which hurts fans and keeps them from seeing the teams they want to see without subscribing to the Sunday Ticket out-of-market plan that is not available through Comcast, thanks to another league edict.

 

Conflicts of this nature occur in Central PA every single year, and is out of Comcast's control. Comcast in Lancaster does carry WTXF, the Fox station out of Philadelphia, which helps Philadelphia Eagles fans during conflicts like this, but there is no station to the west available to do this to help Steelers fans. The western portion of the market used to carry WTAJ out of Altoona for this very reason to help Steelers fans, but it was dropped last year due to broadcast decisions made by that station's owner.