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Why can't I watch alternate NFL Games online if they are not being broadcasted in my region on TV?

So there was New Orleans @ Tampa Bay being broadcasted in my region on FOX. But there was another game which was also being broadcasted at the same time but in a different region Seahawks @ Packers. Now I understand it can't be watched on TV but why can't I watch it online? I should be able to right?

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Expert

Re: Why can't I watch alternate NFL Games online if they are not being broadcasted in my region on T

NFL does what they want, there's no must carry rules., You need to pay for the NFL Snday ticket to get all games... They want their $$$'s

 

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Re: Why can't I watch alternate NFL Games online if they are not being broadcasted in my region on T


@lkshdby wrote:

@so there was New Orleans @ Tampa Bay being broadcasted in my region on FOX. But there was another game which was also being broadcasted at the same time but in a different region Seahawks @ Packers. Now I understand it can't be watched on TV but why can't I watch it online? I should be able to right?


The NFL has an exclusive contract with Directv for out of market broadcasts.

Proven Sharer

Re: Why can't I watch alternate NFL Games online if they are not being broadcasted in my region on T

There are some exceptions...  but you might not qualify.

 

If you can install a DirecTV dish at your location, you must subscribe to DirecTV and purchase the NFL Sunday Ticket.

 

If you live in a location where it is not possible to install a dish (i.e. - An apartment in Manhattan or other multi-unit dwelling, or the location is out of the beam of the satellite - mountains and trees do not count), you can subscribe to the NFL Sunday Ticket and stream it.

 

If you happen to be a college student, you can qualify for the "Student Price".