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 FOX and NBC are only available through the Yahoo! Sports app on your Android or iOS device. 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.

If you're receiving a blackout message when trying to view an NBA, NHL, or MLB game, click here to look up your IP address. Make sure you're using a non-mobile device connected to your home network. Enter the ZIP code that's displayed in to the NBA, NHL, or MLB blackout tools.
  • If your team or game shows as blacked out, enter your Sling TV billing ZIP code
  • If your team or game then shows as available, please use the link at the bottom of this page to chat with us

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