FOX, MLB ease up on blackout rules
March 1, 2014INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - It's almost crazy that in this day and age people are still subjected to sports blackouts. Especially when you consider all the different platforms people now use to watch games.
In no sport has it been more of a problem than Major League Baseball.
For years, fans have complained, specifically on Saturday afternoons when Fox had the exclusive rights to any MLB games starting between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. ET. Essentially, everyone who paid for MLB Extra Innings or MLB.TV Premium was blacked out for all games during the window.
So, if you wanted to watch baseball during that time, you had to find a television showing the FOX game of the week.
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