Turner Sports Attributes Video Feed Problems To Solar Radiation
Published October 8, 2012
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Turner Sports attributed problems that caused video to freeze for minutes at a time during the Nationals-Cardinals game yesterday on atmospheric issues related to the Fall Equinox. "It's not a Turner specific issue but an issue that can impact other television networks due to the Fall Equinox," Turner Sports Senior VP/Communications Sal Petruzzi e-mailed yesterday. Several tweets mentioned similar problems for other sporting events on other networks over the weekend.
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Turner Sports said outages of up to several minutes per day are most likely to occur between Oct. 4-12. "The potential for these types of outages occur twice a year, during the spring and fall, when solar radiation can interfere with satellite signals when the sun is in direct line with a communication satellite," Petruzzi said.