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Aug 13 2007

No Steelers pre season on Time Warner or Dish Network


Monday’s sports section featured an article concerning the blackout of the Steelers / Packers pre season game. The game was on Fox Sports Pittsburgh but was not available for Time Warner customers in Erie county. I checked Dish Network & the game was also blacked out there and probably on Directv as well. I wasn’t upset because I could watch it on KDKA HD or WYFX / WFXI SD (which is on WKBN’s digital sub channel.) I also put on the Browns / Chiefs game on WYTV HD. The reporter on the article said that it’s probably due to Erie being a Buffalo Bills market. It just doesn’t make sense to black out the Steelers or Browns if the Bills are not even playing on the same night (or even on the same channel.) Sheesh, blackouts during pre season. Now I’ve seen (or not seen) everything.