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D-FW's Telemundo 39 gets late permission to air Saturday's Cowboys game live

Hola! Time Warner cable subscribers facing another blackout of Saturday afternoon’s Dallas Cowboys game on CBS11 now have another TV alternative.

Telemundo 39 (D-FW’s KXTX-TV) belatedly has received permission from the Spanish language station’s corporate offices to carry the Cowboys-Arizona Cardinals game live instead of on tape-delay, the station’s director of marketing, Arturo Sobarzo, said Friday. The word came late Thursday afternoon, he said.

Cowboys-Cardinals, which starts at 3:30 p.m., will still be blacked out in D-FW on the NFL Network, as was last week’s game against the Oakland Raiders. Telemundo 39 began its tape-delayed coverage of Cowboys-Raiders at 10:35 p.m., roughly 95 minutes after its start time on CBS11. But Time Warner subscribers without access to CBS11 now will able to watch the game at Arizona in real time.

Sobarzo said Telemundo 39’s Spanish language play-by-play announcer will be Victor Villalba, and that the station also will have a pre-game show starting at 3 p.m.

Those viewers who want an English language option can turn down the sound and listen to the game coverage on 105.3 FM (“The Fan”).

Roughly 400,000 customers in the D-FW viewing area are affected by the ongoing Time Warner blackout, now in its third week.

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