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Why is a nationally televised game not shown in my area?

Anthony Diaz -

Due to our agreements with sports leagues and associations, we are restricted from showing events near where a game is played or broadcast locally.  In addition, national networks like ESPN and TNT have exclusive distribution rights to some events.

It's important to understand that sports blackouts and game availability are controlled by the leagues, associations, and networks that purchase the rights to broadcast individual games. To protect their rights, DIRECTV NOW must enforce the restrictions mandated by them.

In some cases, if a game is blacked out from certain DIRECTV NOW channels or sports subscriptions, you may be able to see it on another DIRECTV NOW channel or on one of your local broadcast channels (in available markets).

Please note: NFL games on DIRECTV NOW are not available using your mobile phone. You may be able to watch these programs using another device. 

To learn more, visit our Regional Sports Networks article.