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NFL Blacks Out Blackouts.

Both Congress and the FCC have taken on the NFL's policy of blacking out local television broadcasts for games without a sufficient percentage of ticket sales. Now the NFL has followed suit.

The policy began in 1973, and will not exist in 2015.

According to reports, there were no blackouts during the 2014 season.

The FCC did not ban blackouts, but it did withdraw FCC approval of blackouts.

Some members of Congress have found it incongruent that the NFL would make it impossible for tax-paying football fans to see their favorite team on TV, all while accepting money from those same tax-payers to build expensive stadiums.

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Publication:Radio and Television Business Report (RBR+TVBR)
Date:Mar 23, 2015
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