Oceanic Time Warner Cable Subs Miss Part Of World Series Telecast
Oceanic Time Warner Cable viewers lost Fox's transmission of Thursday's dramatic World Series game on KHON Honolulu for about 23 minutes due to what KHON president and general manager Joe McNamara called a fiber failure.
Video of the Game 6 was lost around 4:05 p.m. local time, according to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. The game -- St. Louis topped Texas 10-9 in 11 innnings -- came back via low resolution web video at 4:28, before the signal was restored to full strength, including HD, at 4:50.
With a five-hour time difference from St. Louis, the site of the game, the transmission error happened well before the Cardinals' late-innings dramatics. Oceanic Time Warner Cable is the primary cable operator in Honolulu.
KHON ran a crawl on the screen saying: "A fiber transmission outage has resulted in the loss of the World Series feed. KHON2 engineers are working to fix the problem."
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Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.