As a sports fan, I hate blackout policies. Every day there are a few MLB games I cannot watch, even though I pay a subscription directly to MLB. They're obviously not the only league that does it, but I can only find rules in North American leagues. I understand that in some ways blackout rules were once imposed by the FCC, but that is no longer the case.
Do blackout rules exist anywhere outside North America? I've been looking around and all I've found are rules in Canadian and American leagues. I've found no blackout rules in Europe, Australia, Asia, or otherwise. Am I just not looking in the right places, or do these rules only exist here?