Senator Schumer pushes to get Bills game on TV in Rochester

Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel (3) looks to pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)- Not all Bills fans will be able to watch the London game on TV but U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer hopes to change that for one part of New York.

He’s asking the NFL to change its contract at the last minute to include broadcasting to Rochester. Right now, only people living in the Buffalo and Jacksonville television markets will have access.

Fans will be able to stream the game for free online at

Senator Schumer said Rochester fans should have the choice to watch the game on TV because of their connection to the team.

“Rochester is part of the Bills’ heartland, after all they even have their training at St. John Fisher,” said Schumer. “There are so many Bills fans in the Rochester area and if they can’t see the game, it’s not fair.”

Senator Schumer also said the next time the Bills play overseas, the NFL should include broadcasting to Rochester in its contract. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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