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Old 10-17-2018, 12:08 PM   #8  
High Definition is the definition of life.
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All the local TV stations, regional or national networks, cable networks and satellite networks that carry any NFL Pro football game have to sign a contract with that team and the NFL to broadcast the games, this contract has a clause that allows the local team to block (or blackout) any game that may be locally broadcast, this due to low attendance at the stadium.

They want people in the seats at the home game and not watching the game at home or recording it for later viewing, it's all a matter of money.

If attendance is up you get the game, if not you get reruns or a movie.

Now some cable and satellite programming suppliers have sports game packages that you pay extra for, this extra fee can cover the local NFL game, if your a subscriber to this extra package you get the game, (for a price) if not your watching Mary Poppins.
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