Blackout Rule in Review – Speak up!
By ChargerGirl Cindi
Thanks to a group called the Sports Fans Coalition, which has been lobbying for this change for years (endblackouts.com), the Federal Communications Commission is reviewing a nearly 50-year-old rule. This rule allows the National Football League to block games from being shown on TV in a home team’s market unless its stadium sells out 72 hours before kickoff.
Two San Diego Chargers games were blacked out this year and three were kept off TV in 2010.
You can join in this movement by heading to the FCC website (click here). Simply scroll down to proceeding number 12-3 labeled “Commission Seeks Comments On Petition For Rulemaking Seeking Elimination Of The Sport Blackout Rule” and click on the link.
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