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Blackouts only apply to in-market NHL games. National games and out-of-market games are not subject to blackouts.
Blackouts are applied based on four criteria:
For more information on black out have a look here
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You can find information on this in our Game Availability section located here. To answer your exact question:
When the right to an in-market game is owned by Rogers it is broadcasted on TV on Sportsnet. When the right to an in-market game is owned by TSN, RDS, or TVA, the games are broadcasted on those TV channels. I will paste some the information below to give you a better understanding of national brodcasting and regional brodcasting.
Each NHL team plays 82 regular season games – a portion are broadcasted nationally and a portion are broadcasted regionally
National games are broadcasted across Canada so the concept of out-of-market / in-market does not apply to those games. Out-of-market vs. in-market only applies to Regional games.
Outside of a team’s local territory, the right to broadcast Regional games is considered an “Out-of-Market” (OOM) broadcast right
Within a team’s local territory, the right to broadcast Regional games is considered an “In-Market” broadcast right
All the out of market games should be included in GCL, so you would be able to watch Flyers/Bruins.
The mods can correct me if I'm wrong.
In Rogers NHL GameCentre LIVE™, the regional (regular season) games are not included with your subscription if viewed within the team’s local broadcast region (also referred to as “in-market”), due to local broadcast agreements. While these games are not included, we’ve made arrangements with certain TV providers to allow their customers to connect their TV subscription within Rogers NHL GameCentre LIVE, to lift the blackouts if they already subscribe to the correct channel in their TV package.
Note: Blackout/authentication rules are applied based on where you are accessing the game from, not based on billing address.
Hi everyone, Just wondering if i live in ontario, and subscribe to the RDS pacakge, would i be able to see the montreal canadiens games? or will they be blacked out because i live in toronto?
Not sure if there is an issue or if I'm not understanding the blackouts properly. Anyway I live in southern Alberta just outside of Calgary and I'm trying to watch the Oilers at Stars game, which is on sports net Oilers. GameCentre tells me to download the sportsnet app, ok. Try to watch the game and it asks who my provider is, which I assume Rogers. After putting in my credentials it says I'm not subscribed to sportsnet Ontario but the game is on sportsnet OL? Is it blacked out or is this another amazing Rogers blunder?