Why do blackouts exist?

Regional (or “in-market”) blackouts are a mandate of the NHL, designed to cultivate and protect a team’s home market.

Every team in the NHL has a selection of Regional and National games per season.

Regional: Games that are sold by an individual NHL team to a regional broadcaster and are available only to those in a team’s broadcast region

National: Games that are sold by the NHL itself to a national broadcaster and are available for anyone to watch from coast-to-coast, blackout-free. This includes things like Hockey Night in Canada, the All-Star Game, outdoor games and the Stanley Cup Playoffs.


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*National games include: Hockey Night in Canada, Wednesday Night Hockey and Hometown Hockey
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3. Blackouts restrictions for in-market games lifted 48 hours after game