[quote="State4Life, post:4, topic:1627"]I'll be in Pittsburgh and am thinking about finding a sports bar for the game, but then I realized that it's on at 1 pm on a Sunday (aka the same start time of so many NFL games). I think that the chances of them showing the game at a sports bar here are pretty slim. Oh well, hopefully the highlights are on SportsCenter at least.[/quote]
As mentioned by cramx3, it’s on 642 or 643 on DirectTV nationally. With all the TV’s, they’ll give you a screen. Don’t need to have 2 football games on all the TV’s.
It’s not quite that simple. The bar has to have a commercial license that includes Comcast SportsNet MidAtlantic. It’s not a given that they will because my understanding is that the Comcast SportsNet commercial licenses aren’t cheap.
I was under the impression the CSN package wasn’t too bad, it’s getting the professional games that are shown on there that becomes pricey. They are blacked out if you just order the CSN channel from another are - so like, if you live in centre county you probably get just Pittsburgh games under a normal plan, even if you paid for a package that included CSN-MidAtlantic which would show some Nationals and Capitals games most of the year… those become blacked out unless you purchase the rights to ALL MLB or NHL games.
Then again - any sports bar which doesn’t have the full packages for all the major pro sports isn’t really worth a damn, imo. So I dunno. I’ve put in a call to a couple sportsbars here in the area and none of them are quite sure if they’ll have it or not and said to call back by noon tomorrow - I didn’t really want to get into explaining how to check for sure over the phone, so I guess I’ll just wait and find out for sure tomorrow.