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    Twins on TV

    Hey, the answer to this might already be somewhere on these forums, and if it is I apologize.

    Anyway, I'm hoping to be able to watch Twins games on TV here in Ames this season, and was wondering if anyone had some suggestions on how I could do it.

    As far as I know, Twins games are blacked out here, so getting the sports package wouldn't do me much good. But maybe I'm mistaken or if someone has an alternative I'd be glad to hear it.

    Thanks ahead of time.



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    Re: Twins on TV

    Most Twins games are on Fox Sports Net North. There are actually 2 FSN North channels, you want the Minnesota channel, not the Wisconsin channel (that will give you Brewers games).



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    Re: Twins on TV

    Saturday's spring training game was indeed on FSN North. To get FSN North in Central Iowa, you'll need either DirecTV or Dish Network and their respective sports pack. On DirecTV, FSN North is on channel 668.

    No blackouts will apply on either DirecTV or Dish Network as all of Iowa is in the Twins TV market. On the MLB Internet TV package, Blackouts will apply as MLB and FSN North want you to watch the games on FSN North.



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    Re: Twins on TV

    It's crap you can't get them on radio around here. Unless the Champ picked them up.


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    Re: Twins on TV

    Quote Originally Posted by kinkmaztaflash View Post
    Hey, the answer to this might already be somewhere on these forums, and if it is I apologize.

    Anyway, I'm hoping to be able to watch Twins games on TV here in Ames this season, and was wondering if anyone had some suggestions on how I could do it.

    As far as I know, Twins games are blacked out here, so getting the sports package wouldn't do me much good. But maybe I'm mistaken or if someone has an alternative I'd be glad to hear it.

    Thanks ahead of time.
    Twins games are not blacked out if you get the Fox sports package. I get Cubs (comcast/wgn), Cards (Fox Sports Midwest), and Twins (Fox Sports North). All other games on Fox Sports are blacked out. I have DISH Network.



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    Re: Twins on TV

    Quote Originally Posted by mjones34 View Post
    It's crap you can't get them on radio around here. Unless the Champ picked them up.
    You're in luck as The Champ will be airing the Twins this year.



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    Re: Twins on TV

    Sweet! When did they announce it?


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    Re: Twins on TV

    Quote Originally Posted by garn91 View Post
    Saturday's spring training game was indeed on FSN North. To get FSN North in Central Iowa, you'll need either DirecTV or Dish Network and their respective sports pack. On DirecTV, FSN North is on channel 668.

    No blackouts will apply on either DirecTV or Dish Network as all of Iowa is in the Twins TV market. On the MLB Internet TV package, Blackouts will apply as MLB and FSN North want you to watch the games on FSN North.
    Yep, one of the perks of living in Iowa is you are in the "local market" of 6 different MLB teams:

    Cubs
    White Sox
    Twins
    Cardinals
    Royals
    Brewers

    Their games aren't blacked out as long as you have subscribe to the Sports Pack to get their station.

    Blackout Map:
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_wvoLtwni0k...LBBLACKOUT.jpg


    Last edited by BigJCy; 03-15-2010 at 11:27 AM.

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    Re: Twins on TV

    Quote Originally Posted by mjones34 View Post
    Sweet! When did they announce it?
    It's been in the last couple of weeks. Marty had the announcement on his show.



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    Re: Twins on TV

    Quote Originally Posted by BigJCy View Post
    Yep, one of the perks of living in Iowa is you are in the "local market" of 6 different MLB teams:

    Cubs
    White Sox
    Twins
    Cardinals
    Royals
    Brewers

    Their games aren't blacked out as long as you have subscribe to the Sports Pack to get their station.

    Blackout Map:
    MLBBLACKOUT.jpg (image)
    One of the reasons why I live in the Iowa side of the Quad Cities...


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    Re: Twins on TV

    Okay, thanks a lot for all the help guys. Looking forward to the season starting!



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