Exciting news was announced for sports fans living in towns with fluctuating home game attendance this week. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced it is reviewing the need for the “blackout” rule.
The nearly 40 year old rule prevents satellite and cable companies from televising NFL Events in a team’s home market if the game does not sell out. The blackout rule was developed when teams earned a significant portion of their revenue from ticket sales. The idea was implemented in 1975 to encourage fans …Continue Reading