Why is my game or event blacked out?

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Select channels may occasionally blackout certain games, events, TV shows, and movies. Blackout rules are determined by the leagues, sports associations, content owners, and networks that purchase the rights to the broadcasts. Our agreements some times require us to blackout content for various reasons. Some of the reasons include sports blackouts based on eligible viewing areas, content blackouts based on streaming rights, and device specific blackouts, such as content on mobile phones.

Additionally, sometimes you can't stream an event because someone else has exclusive rights to it. In this case, mobile coverage for NFL games on ESPN Networks (including ESPN Deportes), FOX, and NBC are only available through the NFL Mobile from Verizon app on your smartphone. You can still enjoy the game by casting from your Google Cast device, or by using your other Sling TV-compatible devices, including tablets, computers, streaming media players, and game consoles. For details on specific college football games that are blacked out, please click here. For NFL games, please click here.

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