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US: NFL to suspend TV blackout policy

 |  March 23, 2015

The NFL lifted the television blackout rule in place for the 2015 season, the league announced Monday at the NFL owners’ meetings in Arizona.

The FCC previously ceased backing the blackout rule, although the league was still able to enforce it legally. The blackout rule keeps the broadcasts of games off TV in local markets when the home team doesn’t sell enough tickets.

The league has suspended the policy for one year. The NFL “will evaluate the impact of the suspension after the season.”


Full Content: The Wall Street Journal


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