The rescheduled Pittsburgh Steelers-Washington Football Team game on Monday won’t be broadcast nationally on FOX.
Pittsburgh is only undefeated and looking to improve to 12-0. What’s a team have to do to merit a national broadcast?
As (JP) Kirby noted, local on-screen guides on this may well not be accurate, and this is a decision made above the level of the local stations. There hasn’t been an official explanation for it yet, but it may be about numbers of games contractually required for Sunday Ticket. (Kirby also said that those who have Fox affiliates impacted by the Tegna-DirecTV dispute will not be able to watch this on Sunday Ticket.)
At any rate, this is an interesting situation. And it means that Monday night’s early game will not be watchable for many people who live outside those red-shaded regions and don’t have Sunday Ticket. And with the Steelers currently 11-0, there’s a lot of national interest in this one. But there will be a lot of potential viewers who won’t be able to watch it.
Steelers.com offers ways one can take in the game:
TV coverage: Broadcast Nationally on FOX (WPGH-TV)
Game coverage begins Monday at 5:00 p.m. ET.
Kevin Burkhardt (play-by-play), Daryl Johnston (analysis) and Pam Oliver (sideline reporter) are on the call.
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Steelers Radio Network – Game coverage begins at 5:00 p.m. ET; Pregame programming begins at 1:00 p.m.; Postgame coverage starts immediately following the game.
Bill Hillgrove (play-by-play), Tunch Ilkin (color analyst), Craig Wolfley (color analyst) and Missi Matthews (sideline reporter) are on the call.
Fans in the Pittsburgh area can listen locally on WDVE 102.5 FM & WBGG 970 AM.
The game broadcast is also carried on Steelers Nation Radio (SNR). SNR is streamed on Steelers.com and the Official Steelers Mobile App. Fans can listen to pregame and postgame programming from anywhere in the world on Steelers.com. NFL geographical restrictions apply to the game broadcast stream for both desktop and mobile web users.