The Los Angeles Times
The NFL, bracing for an uptick in television blackouts this season, plans to use its website to rebroadcast those games on a delayed basis.
Games that are blacked out in home team markets will be shown in their entirety for free on a delayed basis on NFL.com. The rebroadcasts will be available beginning at midnight on the day of the game and will remain on the site for 72 hours, except during “Monday Night Football” telecasts.
“We understand that the economy is limiting some families and corporations from buying as many game tickets as they had previously,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a written statement. “These free rebroadcasts on NFL.com will allow our fans that can’t get to a blacked-out game an opportunity to see the entire game.” More…