I live in Port Charlotte (Deep Creek) and have always watched the Lightning on Fox Sports Sun, Channel 401....until this season.
I am able to stream the Fox Sports Sun TV Feed through the Fox Sports Go app, so I still get the broadcast of Rick Peckham and Brian Engblom (those guys are the best in the business)
In the past, I've seen the ads for the Fox Sports Go app, but whenever I tried to watch a game with it, I got a blackout message...but back then, I could watch it on Fox Sports Sun cable 401.
I heard one possible explanation is that because the Rays (who also televise their regular season games on Fox Sports Sun) are still in the baseball playoff picture, Fox Sports Sun can't do the Lightning games here... yet... but they should start after the playoffs, or after the Rays are eliminated, whichever comes first. I don't know if that's true or not, I never totally understood the blackout rules...
Fortunatley, I can hook my phone up to my TV and watch the Fox Sports Go stream in high-definition on my TV, so nothing's changed as far as being able to watch the Lightning.
I spoke to Xfinity customer service last Thursday evening... they told me that 401 is still Fox Sports Sun, but could not tell me why the Lightning were not on when they should have been.
I asked to have a supervisor call me back, and I got a call last night that I missed, but I'll try to call them back tonight... maybe I can get an explanation from them about what's going on with the Lightning games and Fox Sports Sun.
I'll keep digging and if I find out anything official I'll come back and post it here. I'm hoping it's just a temprorary thing until the Rays season is over, but we'll see.
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