Yes, if NESN has the game, any other broadcast of the game will be blacked out in New England. The (antiquated) purpose of the blackout is to protect each team's local broadcast outlets.Related: I was thinking that with a number of folks cord cutting/YTTVing it would be good to get an equivalent thread for nationally broadcast games on TBS, ESPN, MLBN and Fox. However, I'm not sure what is subject to blackout. I know that last week there was a game that the CBS Sports app told me was on NESN and MLBN. Is it basically a situation where any game that is also on NESN will be blacked out in the New England market?
Yeah, I just wasn't sure how it differed from basketball. I think most ESPN games are also broadcast on NBCSN, but TNT games are not.Yes, if NESN has the game, any other broadcast of the game will be blacked out in New England. The (antiquated) purpose of the blackout is to protect each team's local broadcast outlets.
I don't know, but it sucks. Not sure I'll see any games this year (Colorado).I remember when all the games were on tv and all we had to do was turn the tv on. Now, you need to have synchronized tv plans just to watch a game. I don't even care about NESN. How can Red Sox baseball be watched by more people when it is less available ?
Martinez (groin) is not in Thursday's lineup against the Blue Jays.
He is dealing with adductor tightness, and the Red Sox will hold him out for this day game as expected, although an IL stint isn't believed to be necessary. Rafael Devers gets the start at DH while Bobby Dalbec slides to third base and Travis Shaw slots in at first base.
Considering the game is available for free on NBC, I expect it is also available for free on Peacock. In the future when NBC isn't carrying the broadcast, then there might be a question of whether it will only be on premium Peacock.There is a free (ad-supported) version of Peacock, but I’m not sure if the MLB games are part of that.
Nope, streaming only - my TV is in a part of my apartment building with no reception (bad cell service there as well). I don’t watch any over air TV, so never bothered to check into an antenna…No antenna?