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.
- Example: A Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors game is airing on both NBA TV and each team’s regional sports network, AT&T Sportsnet Southwest and NBC Sportsnet Bay Area respectively. The game is available nationwide on NBA TV except in the Houston and San Francisco markets. The game will be available to local fans on AT&T Sportsnet Southwest and NBC Sports Network Bay Area.
- Content blackouts based on streaming rights