ESPN women's basketball tournament (1 Viewer)

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The games are on ESPN2(143) and ESPNA( 144-147). I am in Texas and can only get the ESPNA games of Texas teams. So I miss all the Big 12 teams not in Texas unless they are on ESPN2. However, I can go to Watch ESPN and use my Dish sign in and get all the games. Does ESPN or Dish set the blackout rules? Seems inconsistent to restrict the games on Dish yet give them all with a Dish sign in on Watch ESPN.
 
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Our agreements with broadcasters sometimes require us to blackout sporting events. These blackout rules are controlled by the leagues, sports associations, and networks that purchase the rights to the broadcasts. It will also depend on your regional and what is considered to be regional sports network.
 

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Our agreements with broadcasters sometimes require us to blackout sporting events. These blackout rules are controlled by the leagues, sports associations, and networks that purchase the rights to the broadcasts. It will also depend on your regional and what is considered to be regional sports network.
. Thanks for the answer. Why is the ESPN blackout always by state as compared to conference which goes over many states? In my location Texas Tech is the local team. They play in the Big 12. People in this area are just as interested in the conference teams in the tournament. For the men's tournament. CBS is affiliated with 3 other networks ( TRU,TBS,TNT). All Big 12 games are show without blackout. Very inconsistent rules. Maybe the Dish negotiators with the networks need to be better in getting equal rights.
 

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. Thanks for the answer. Why is the ESPN blackout always by state as compared to conference which goes over many states? In my location Texas Tech is the local team. They play in the Big 12. People in this area are just as interested in the conference teams in the tournament. For the men's tournament. CBS is affiliated with 3 other networks ( TRU,TBS,TNT). All Big 12 games are show without blackout. Very inconsistent rules. Maybe the Dish negotiators with the networks need to be better in getting equal rights.
You can't compare (IMO) ESPN's blackout rules with CBS's blackout rules.
 

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