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Turner Sports Attributes Video Feed Problems To Solar Radiation

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.

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.
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