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The FCC Live-Tweeted The Phillies/Giants Game. Wait, What?


The FCC – yes, that FCC – live-tweeted today’s playoff game between the San Francisco Giants and the Philadelphia Phillies – expressly for Cablevision customers who could not view it.

The ongoing spat between Fox and Cablevision has caused numerous TV viewers, most notably those in Philadelphia, from viewing the National League Championship Series, which is being broadcast by Fox.

This was apparently enough for the FCC to tweet out a few links on the dispute, most notably a two-page PDF breaking down their viewing options (the cliff’s notes version would read: “Get an antenna”), before tweeting full-blown game updates, such as this one.

The FCC’s Twitter feed: filling the void left in your life by Joe Buck and Tim McCarver.


  • http://SailRabbits.com Magister

    It appears that there were only three game-specific tweets.
    If there were more, I’d hope whomever was tweeting will be severely disciplined.

    Though, I guess with only three that contained no more than could’ve been gathered from the radio or retweeted from a private source, it probably only warrants a note in their personnel file. Of course, if Fox, Mr. Murdoch or the league choose to raise a stink, all bets are off and the tweeter should be dusting-off their resume.


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