Sports Fans Coming Together Through SportsFans.org to Lobby FCC to End Television Blackouts

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Too many times fans have watched hours of pregame coverage just to have a game pulled before action starts. Disputes between big broadcasters and big pay TV-companies have left fans angered and empty handed long enough.

With the help of SportsFans.org, a non-profit organization, fans finally have a voice concerning TV blackouts. The organization is asking for the Federal Communications Commission to end blackouts concerning sporting events.

Broadcast companies and television providers have caused blackouts, like the one that caused millions of Yankee fans to miss Games 1 and 2 of the 2010 World Series, because of retransmission disputes and fans are the ones left missing out.

What SportsFans.org is trying to accomplish is the avoidance of blackouts by convincing the FCC to waive the network non-duplication rules and exclusivity rules when a broadcast is taking down during a retransmission dispute so fans can still see the game, according to the website.

With the help of the FCC and SportsFans.org, sports fans will hopefully see the end of blackouts soon.

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