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TBS Issues Statement on Technical Problem, Apologizes To Baseball Fans

Saturday, October 18, 2008 , Posted by Christopher Byrne at 10:17 PM, under ,

Athens, GA (Oct 18, 2008) - At 10:02 PM ET, Turner Broadcasting System (TBS) issued this statement about their technical problems that caused a delay in their coverage of Game 6 of the American League Championship Series between the Red Sox and Rays:

Two circuit breakers in our Atlanta transmission operations tripped causing the master router and its backup – which are necessary to transmit any incoming feed outbound – to shut down. This impacted our live feed from being distributed to any of the other networks in the Turner portfolio and caused the delay in our coverage. Both our primary and backup routers were impacted by this problem. We apologize to baseball fans for this mishap that caused a delay in our coverage.

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