Cubs/Mediacom

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  1. cyfan964

    cyfan964 Well-Known Member

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    First, is the game on ESPN gonna be able to be viewed in Ames by Mediacom users today or is it blacked out?

    Second, I heard a rumor that coming in May that they are rezoning and thus Ames won't be blacked out anymore. Anyone know if that holds any water?
     
  2. theshadow

    theshadow Well-Known Member

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    Tonight's game is an exclusive national broadcast, meaning no blackout.

    No idea on the other question.
     
  3. CrossCyed

    CrossCyed Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, you should be able to see the game tonight, and I hope to high heaven they rezone.
     
  4. AIT

    AIT Well-Known Member

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    You'd think that eventually MLB would realize it's a bad idea to prevent its fans from watching its product, but I wouldn't hold my breath. If anything ever changes, I'm guessing it'll happen in the offseason.
     
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  5. theshadow

    theshadow Well-Known Member

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    True. I can't imagine them implementing changes after people have ponied up $$$ for extra PPV services...but...Bud is still in charge, so you never know.
     
  6. superdorf

    superdorf Well-Known Member

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    The problem is the current blackout restrictions even apply to the MLB Extra innings package... So if you buy MLB EI and live in Iowa you won't ever get to watch the Cubs on that service... Or the White Sox, Twins, Brewers, Cardinals, and Royals.
     
  7. ISUAlum2002

    ISUAlum2002 Well-Known Member

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    That makes a lot of sense.....WTF.

    Being's that Bud's own team is in the NL Central, he of all people should know how ridiculous the blackout rules are here in the midwest. It makes no sense to restrict people from watching your product.
     
  8. superdorf

    superdorf Well-Known Member

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    Iowa needs to be split up... Central IA probably should probably only call the Royals and Twins home...

    Council Bluffs... only the Royals. To have the Brewers/Cubs/Sox blacked out in Council Bluffs is insanity.
     
  9. garn91

    garn91 Well-Known Member

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    AFAIK, the only way in Iowa to order Extra Innings is through DirecTV and Comcast Sports Chicago is available state wide on DirecTV's base packages. So unless you're a fan of a non-midwestern team, why waste the money on EI?

    Oh, BTW, if you order EI through DirecTV, all of the local teams are still available on EI.
     
  10. superdorf

    superdorf Well-Known Member

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    Thanks... I didn't think that was the case.
     
  11. TarHeelHawk

    TarHeelHawk Well-Known Member

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    Thats because you would typically get the local teams without having to order extra innings.

    MLB and Mediacom are the only two companies that I have ever heard that will not allow their customers to pay for a product.
     
  12. Dave19642006

    Dave19642006 Well-Known Member

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    call Mediacom and ask.... not that hard to do
     
  13. hurdleisu24

    hurdleisu24 Well-Known Member
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    Why call half of the people there don't know or won't say
     

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