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If You Live in Indianapolis or Hartford and Want to Watch the FA Cup Final Live, You’re Screwed

bloopers tv show If You Live in Indianapolis or Hartford and Want to Watch the FA Cup Final Live, Youre Screwed

The FA Cup Final is being shown nationwide throughout the United States for the first-time ever on free-to-air national television. Except if you live in Indianapolis or Hartford.

The TV coverage begins tomorrow at Noon ET on FOX. However, two FOX affiliates — WXIN in Indianapolis and WTIC Hartford — have decided to show the game on delay at 2pm instead, after the game has already ended.

WTIC Hartford will one hour of the TV show, aptly named Bloopers, as well as Teen Kids News and a show called Awesome Adventures.

Over on WXIN Indianapolis, they’ll be broadcasting several animal shows including Jack Hanna’s Into The Wild, Wild About Animals, Pets.TV and Animal Atlas.

WXIN Indianapolis must love their animal programming. The same exact thing happened last year when the affiliate decided to show animal programs instead of a game between Chelsea and Manchester United.

That’s one of the jeopardies when you have FOX affiliates nationwide. There’s no guarantee that everyone will show the game. With FOX Soccer, at least you were guaranteed to see the game if you subscribed to their channel.

If you do live in Indianapolis or Hartford, be sure to plan ahead and seek out other alternatives to watch the FA Cup Final live on US television. Check to see if they have any sister stations. See if your TV can pick up other FOX stations in the area that may be showing the game live. Or you may need to drive to an area where you can watch the game on a FOX network that will be showing the 2013 FA Cup Final match between Manchester City and Wigan Athletic.


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