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These Are All The Local Affiliates That Blackout NFL Pre-Season Games For Streamers

Jason Gurwin

While many streamers were excited to watch their favorite team this NFL preseason — last week some were greeted to a message that the game was “unavailable to stream” in their area. During the Regular Season, AFC teams mostly air on CBS, while NFC teams mostly air on FOX. Itโ€™s slightly different during the preseason where each team partners with a local affiliate to air their preseason games.

And whether they have secured the rights is quite random. There are affiliates owned by the same affiliate owner (e.g. Sinclair, Nexstar, etc.) that may not have the rights to stream preseason games. There are times where the same game may air in an affiliate in one market, but not another. For example, the Indianapolis Colts vs. Buffalo Bills games streamed in WBKI in Louisville, but didn’t on WXIN in Indianapolis.

Thanks to our readers, we identified five teams that weren’t able to stream in their primary market.

Outside of their primary markets, some teams had their streams blacked out in secondary markets like the Buffalo Bills (WROC), Chicago Bears (WTVD), Green Bay Packers (KETV), Houston Texans (KFDM, KAGS), Los Angeles Chargers (KGMB), Kansas City Chiefs (KMOV, WIBW), New York Jets / New York Giants (WTIC), New England Patriots (WWLP), Tennessee Titans (WPMT), and Washington Redskins (WRLH, WYTV). A full list is below.

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Local Affiliates With Blackouts Last Week

Team Channel Market Affiliate
Arizona Cardinals NBC Phoenix, AZ KPNX
Atlanta Falcons FOX Macon, GA WGXA
Atlanta Falcons NBC Montgomery, AL WSFA
Buffalo Bills CBS Rochester, NY WROC
Carolina Panthers NBC Greenville-Spartanburg, SC WYFF
Carolina Panthers FOX Roanoke-Lynchburg, VA WFXR
Carolina Panthers FOX Savannah, GA WTGS
Chicago Bears FOX Peoria-Bloomington, IL WYZZ
Chicago Bears FOX South Bend, IN WSBT
Chicago Bears ABC Raleigh-Durham, NC WTVD
Cincinnati Bengals CBS Cincinnati, OH WKRC
Cincinnati Bengals FOX Lexington, KY WDKY
Cincinnati Bengals FOX Lima, OH WLIO
Cincinnati Bengals FOX Louisville, KY WDRB
Cleveland Browns ABC Youngstown, OH WYTV
Dallas Cowboys NBC Abiliene, TX KRBC
Dallas Cowboys CBS Austin, TX KEYE
Dallas Cowboys FOX El Paso (Las Cruces), TX KFOX
Dallas Cowboys FOX Little Rock, AR KLRT
Dallas Cowboys NBC San Angelo, TX KSAN
Dallas Cowboys FOX San Antonio, TX KABB
Dallas Cowboys CBS Tulsa, OK KOTV
Dallas Cowboys FOX Tyler-Longview, TX KFXK
Green Bay Packers NBC Milwaukee, WI WTMJ
Green Bay Packers ABC Omaha, NE KETV
Houston Texans CBS El Paso (Las Cruces), TX KDBC
Houston Texans CBS Harlingen, TX KGBT
Houston Texans NBC San Antonio, TX WOAI
Houston Texans CBS El Paso (Las Cruces), TX KFDM
Houston Texans NBC Waco-Temple-Bryan, TX KAGS-LD
Indianapolis Colts CBS Champaign-Springfield-Decatur, IL WCIA
Indianapolis Colts NBC Lafayette, IN WPBI-LD
Indianapolis Colts NBC Terre Haute, IN WTWO
Indianapolis Colts FOX Indianapolis, IN WXIN
Jacksonville Jaguars FOX Jacksonville, FL WFOX-TV*
Kansas City Chiefs FOX Des Moines-Ames, IA KDSM
Kansas City Chiefs NBC Ft. Smith/Fayetteville, AR KNWA
Kansas City Chiefs CBS Kansas City, MO KCTV
Kansas City Chiefs CBS Omaha, NE KMTV
Kansas City Chiefs CBS St. Louis, MO KMOV
Kansas City Chiefs CBS Wichita, KS KWCH
Kansas City Chiefs CBS Topeka, KS WIBW
Los Angeles Rams NBC Las Vegas, NV KSNV
Miami Dolphins CBS West Palm Beach, FL WPEC
New England Patriots CBS Burlington, VT-Plattsburgh, NY WCAX
New England Patriots NBC Springfield, MA WWLP
New Orleans Saints NBC Birmingham-Anniston-Tuscaloosa, AL WVTM
New Orleans Saints NBC Jackson, MS WLBT
New Orleans Saints NBC Memphis, TN WMC
New York Giants FOX Burlington, VT-Plattsburgh, NY WFFF
New York Giants FOX Hartford-New Haven, CT WTIC
New York Giants NBC Syracuse, NY WSTM
Philadelphia Eagles FOX Harrisburg-Lancaster, PA WPMT
Philadelphia Eagles FOX Wilkes-Barre, PA WOLF
Pittsburgh Steelers NBC Columbus, OH WCMH
Pittsburgh Steelers FOX Wheeling-Steubenville, OH WTOV
Pittsburgh Steelers CBS Youngstown, OH WKBN
Los Angeles Chargers CBS Honolulu, HI KGMB
San Francisco 49ers NBC Santa Barbara, CA KSBY
Washington Redskins FOX Baltimore, MD WBFF
Washington Redskins FOX Richmond-Petersburg, VA WRLH

*mobile-only blackout

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