Cannot watch some programs through - DirecTV

Why are some programs (seems to be sporting events) blocked from viewing on I noticed this last 9/3 for the Notre Dame vs University of Texas football game and just this last Saturday the W Viginia vs University of Texas game (this was from my hotel in Las Vegas which did not have Fox Sports).

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