SHAHEEN: SUPER BOWL BLACKOUT THREAT RESOLVED

January 26, 2012

(Washington, D.C.) – New England Patriot fans will be able to watch the Super Bowl without fear of the big game being blacked out, announced U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), applauding the agreement reached today by DirecTV and Sunbeam.

“I am thrilled that Patriots fans across New Hampshire will be able to watch the big game. This was important news not only for the fans, but also for businesses that rely on broadcasting the Super Bowl to bring in patrons and revenue," Shaheen said. "I applaud both parties for coming to an agreement so that subscribers can enjoy the services they paid for and focus on what matters: cheering on the Pats."

Earlier this week, Shaheen called on all involved parties to resolve a dispute that would have left thousands of New Hampshire satellite TV subscribers with no way to watch the game. Shaheen also wrote a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) urging it to help find a resolution.

NBC is set to broadcast the Super Bowl on February 5.

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