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FCC Live Tweets Phillies-Giants Game

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By Brian Kalish October 20, 2010

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It seems the FCC does more than just regulate communications. Tuesday evening the agency also served as a sports broadcaster, posting live Twitter updates on the Philadelphia Phillies versus San Francisco Giants baseball playoffs game.

The tweets helped those who have had their local Fox stations blocked out in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania over a fee dispute between Cablevision and Fox's parent company, News Corp.

Posts began during the fifth inning with a score update: "Baseball fans disappointed about missing game three? (2-0 SF, top 5th) Cablevision-Fox dispute info at http://FCC.gov/consumer."

And of course, like a true sports broadcast, the night ended with: "That's a wrap. SF takes game 3, 2-1 series lead. While we urge Fox-Cablevision to resolve the dispute, tips http://fcc.gov/consumer."

Though the blocked-out fans might not have been happy with the game's results, they can't have minded the updates. Watch out ESPN.

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