Some channels may occasionally restrict viewing or black out certain events, shows and movies. Blackout rules are set by the leagues, content owners and networks that purchase the rights to a particular broadcast. Our agreements require us to black out content for various reasons:
- Sports blackouts based on viewing area: If a national network and regional or local channel are airing the same game, there may be blackouts based on where you're located
Due to rights restrictions, "Hockey Night in Canada" on CBC will be unavailable on fuboTV, although due to a technical issue, game information may still appear in your channel guide.
- Content blackouts based on streaming rights: Sometimes, you may not be able to stream a certain show or movie because someone else has exclusive streaming rights to the event
- Device-specific blackouts: In some cases, someone else may have exclusive rights to stream certain events on specific devices. For example, mobile devices
What will I see if an event is blacked out?
In most cases, you will see on-screen messaging letting you know that the programming you're trying to watch is blacked out. However, some channels will show alternate programming in place of this messaging.
What can I do if I am seeing a blackout message in error?
If you believe you may be receiving a blackout message incorrectly, try the following steps:
Visit fubo.tv/gamefinder to see what channel a game will be on in your area.
Regional Sports Networks you receive with your fuboTV subscription will travel with you, however, any devices used while traveling must be logged in from your home area once every 30 days to continue watching programming on those channels.
Find more information here.
If you have tried the suggested steps above and are still seeing a blackout message you believe to be in error, please contact us using the links at the bottom of this page.