August 26, 2014   |No Comments

No Dodgers, No Merger

Sports Fans Coalition filed a Petition to Deny the proposed Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger, arguing that the FCC should reject the deal or require Comcast to divest its Regional Sports Networks. The FCC should not do anything, however, until the LA Dodgers games are available to all local fans who want to watch the games. […]

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August 11, 2014   |No Comments

FCC Commissioner Pai to Discuss Federal Sports Blackout Policies in Visit to Buffalo Tuesday

Congressman Higgins, Sports Fans Coalition, Buffalo Fan Alliance join Commissioner Pai for Announcement Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Ajit Pai will join Congressman Brian Higgins as well as local and national sports fans associations to make an announcement about longstanding federal rules that require certain sporting events to be blacked out to local fans.      Who:  ​​FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai […]

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March 29, 2014   |No Comments

Fiesta Bowl Fires CEO Junker, Releases Investigation Report

by Jeremiah Tittle Fiesta Bowl CEO and President John Junker – one of the many villains who often float behind the scenes in the white collar crime spree we call the BCS system – was fired today.  Credit goes to Playoff PAC, who have spent months filing IRS complaints and working to show how the Fiesta […]

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October 31, 2013   |No Comments

Chargers Avoid Blackout After Corporate Sponsors Buy Up Blocks of Tix

Several corporate sponsors — including local CBS station KFMB-TV — bought up the remaining tickets for tomorrow night’s San Diego Chargers-Kansas City Chiefs game, ensuring fans in Southern California will see the game. The tickets will be donated to military and youth charities. Why these corporate sponsors had to step up and buy these tickets […]

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October 30, 2013   |No Comments

NHL Executive Does Anonymous Reddit “Ask Me Anything” About the Lockout

Last week, an anonymous (and confirmed) NHL executive participated in an “Ask Me Anything” discussion on Reddit. We bring this to your attention because it offers some amazing insights into the NHL lockout negotiations. Even though the executive is on the side of ownership, he readily admits as much as tries to present both sides […]

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October 07, 2013   |No Comments

2013 Most Valuable Policymaker Awards

Thanks so much to all of our supporters who attended the 2013 Most Valuable Policymaker Awards. The event was a tremendous success and a great time was had by all. A special thank you to our honorees, Sens. John McCain and Richard Blumenthal, who both showed up and spoke passionately on behalf of fans. With […]

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September 19, 2013   |No Comments

Join Us for 2nd Annual “Most Valuable Policymaker” Awards Honoring Sens. McCain and Blumenthal!

Sports fans in the Washington, D.C. area, please join Sports Fans Coalition on Tuesday, October 1, at 6 pm as we honor Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) as our second annual “Most Valuable Policymakers.” Both of them are fighting hard to make sure fans aren’t blacked out from watching our favorite games. […]

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August 06, 2013   |No Comments

Millions of Sports Fans Facing Blackout of NFL Preseason Games, PGA Championship

Statement from Scott Weiss, New York/Tri-State Chapter Chair: Once again, sports fans are being treated like a political football as giant broadcast, cable, and satellite corporations battle over contract terms. This time, millions of Time Warner Cable, DISH, DirecTV and Bright House subscribers risk missing the PGA championship this weekend, not to mention NFL exhibition […]

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June 19, 2013   |No Comments

McCain and Blumenthal Press FCC to Move on Sports Blackout Rule Decision

Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) stuck up for thousands of sports fans today affected by blackouts. The two senators formally called for the Federal Communications Commission to actually figure out how to address sports blackouts rather than sitting by and watching the sports leagues black out elderly, disabled and disadvantaged sports fans. […]

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May 09, 2013   |No Comments

HUGE! McCain Introduces Legislation Prohibiting TV Blackouts in Stadiums Built with Public Money

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) today did sports fans a huge solid by including a provision in his new telecom bill that would eliminate the sports blackout rule in stadiums that have received, in part or whole, public financing. Sports Fans Coalition applauds Sen. McCain for standing up for fans and putting an end to this […]

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