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Why aren’t the Charlotte Hornets games televised in Wilmington?

Owen Hassell
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Charlotte Hornets games are televised on DirectTV at channel 646-4. Fox Sports Southeast will from time to time, but it doesn’t extend to the entire season.

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One Response to “ Why aren’t the Charlotte Hornets games televised in Wilmington?”

  1. On May 29, 2017 at 5:20 pm Timothy Horrell wrote:

    Wilmington is in a no man’s land for MLB and NBA. For NBA the Hornets are our local team, Thus blacked out on the NBA package, but their games are broadcast on Fox Sports Southeast which is not available on cable east of Greensboro. This is because Fox Sports Southeast is the home of the Atlanta Braves, who are not allowed to show their games east of Greensboro per MLB tv maps drawn in the 70s.

    So since local cable east of Greensboro cannot show the Braves on Fox Sports Southeast they have chosen not to pick up the channel thus we lose out on Hornets games as kind of a secondary side effect.

    Time Warner, now Charter, usually works out a deal to show the Hornets games on a special channel in the Raleigh tv market but they have chosen not to so for Wilmington, presumably due to cost v. interest.

    Directv and Dish have both decided to make the Hornets games available for the entire state, as they have with MASN for the Orioles and Nationals.

    If MLB would allow Braves games to be broadcast throughout the entire state instead of cutting them off at Greensboro Wilmington is in a no man’s land for MLB and NBA. For NBA the Hornets are our local team, Thus blacked out on the NBA package, but their games are broadcast on Fox Sports Southeast which is not available on cable east of Greensboro. This is because Fox Sports Southeast is the home of the Atlanta Braves, who are not allowed to show their games east of Greensboro per MLB tv maps drawn in the 70s.

    So since local cable east of Greensboro cannot show the Braves on Fox Sports Southeast they have chosen not to pick up the channel thus we lose out on Hornets games as kind of a secondary side effect.

    Time Warner, now Charter, usually works out a deal to show the Hornets games on a special channel in the Raleigh tv market but they have chosen not to so for Wilmington, presumably due to cost v. interest.

    Directv and Dish have both decided to make the Hornets games available for the entire state, as they have with MASN for the Orioles and Nationals.

    If MLB would allow Braves games to be broadcast throughout the entire state instead of cutting them off at Greensboro Time Warner/Charter would add Fox Sports SouthEast to lineups throughout the state. This would not only allow Braves games back in the market but Hornets games as well Warner/Charter would add Fox Sports SouthEast to lineups throughout the state. This would not only allow Braves games back in the market but Hornets games as well



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