42 New Orleans Saints Fan Member since Apr 2012 3699 posts
re: No TV for Tonight's Game?(Posted by 42 on 1/1/13 at 11:12 am to wope)
75 games televised by FSNO in the regular season. 82 games played in the regular season.
As reported, there is no "No Game Left Behind" policy.
This has been the case from the start. The ESPN/ABC/NBATV games can all fluctuate. If some FSNO games are picked up by NBATV, etc., FSNO can move their coverage to a previously uncovered game.
This is the same situation as it's been in years past, but with fewer missed games. This is also essentially the same FS deal the Thunder have, the Mavericks have, and the Spurs have. The Spurs have a secondary broadcaster to fill in gaps.
I'm not sure why this is surprising or upsetting when it's been known and the deal was met with positivity when it was announced.