Will Show Blacked-Out Local Games; Free, But Delayed


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Already facing a larger-than-usual number of local TV blackouts, the National Football League is offering fans in those markets an option play: delayed full-game videos for free starting at midnight the day of a game and running for 72 hours. The blackout rule applies when teams fail to sell out 72 hours in advance — and it covers DirecTV (NYSE: DTV) NFL Sunday Ticket as well. Commissioner Roger Goodell can waive the blackout rule but has already said he won’t for opening weekend. Highlights will be on immediately after the game.

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