As the NFL prepares to launch the second half of its most compelling weekend of the year, with four teams punching tickets for the conference title games, not everyone has access to the games.
And our readers in Miami and Harrisburg have let us know about it.
In South Florida, a dispute between WVSN and DirecTV has resulted in the absence of FOX programming for folks who use the satellite service in lieu of cable. In Central Pennsylvania, WHP and Verizon FiOS are fighting — and the consumers are losing.
We’re all exposed from time to time to these kinds of squabbles, with both sides pointing fingers and the customers caught in the middle. It’s unfortunate and unfair to the folks who pay hard-earned money for their TV services, and it’s unthinkable that folks weren’t able to see Saturday’s games, and that they’ll miss Sunday’s games.
We’ll do what we can to keep anyone without access to the TV coverage up to speed on the key developments of the games right here. Until then, we recommend for our friends in Miami and Harrisburg rabbit ears, a coat hanger, a paper clip, or anything else that will boost the over-the-air network signal, including but not limited to the placement of your finger on the spot where the antenna connects to the TV.