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  1. Mar 8, 2016 #1 of 30
    spidey

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    Anyone else having outage issues with most HD channels. Called and system says issues with some channels however seems ALL HD except locals are down. Since ATT took over the call centers the service and response is terrible
     
  2. Mar 8, 2016 #2 of 30
    evotz

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    Yep, down here too. Don't know what the issue is, but thought I'd chime in with a "it's not just you"
     
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    mjd180

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    Why was this posted in "programming" instead of "general discussion"?
     
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    yosoyellobo

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    Message on screen on CNN. No need to call.
     
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    Finally a message on the screen. What a day to lose CNN.
     
  7. Mar 8, 2016 #7 of 30
    MysteryMan

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    Quite a few channels are effected.
     
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    squawk

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    Lost CNBC maybe 20 minutes ago. Also FBN is out. Did a bit of research. One channel is on sat @ 101; the other on sat @ 103. Guessing it's an up-link issue. Nothing on CNBC screen. Called DTV. Said experiencing technical difficulties with a number of channels and to "please" be patient.
     
  9. Mar 8, 2016 #9 of 30
    dishinitout

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    Is it that week for solar interference? I know around noon in march and October its prone to interference mid day.
     
  10. AngryManMLS

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    Yeah a number of channels I just checked are down at the moment ranging from CNN to Al Jazeera America to NFL Network.

    Also the DirecTV streams for the same said channels are down right now too. Looks like going by the time ticker on both Al Jazeera America and CNN that things went down at roughly 1:09 PM EST.

    At least Fox Sports 1 is still up so I can still watch the Real Madrid vs AS Roma game.
     
  11. Hdhead

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    Fox News just neutralized CNN. :)


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  12. Willh

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    I having same thing too for CNN. But since it's been storming here since this morning, I thought it was storm related.

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  13. ejbvt

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    If there is programming you really want to watch, the SD version of the channels were still on (at least the ones I checked).

    Edit: Some SD duplicates work, others don't.

    I have not lost CNN HD yet, but I have lost most of the others mentioned that I knew the channel numbers for.
     
  14. AngryManMLS

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    I'm guessing they are moving the most watched channels over to whatever they have available on a different sat at this point.
     
  15. KyL416

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    Nope, everything is still on the same satellites and transponders as they were prior to the issue, nothing has moved.

    Since it wasn't isolated to any specific satellites or transponders, the streams on the apps were affected, and even the SD feeds that are created by downcoverting the HD feeds were affected, it was likely an issue with the encoders and not the satellites.
     
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  16. phrelin

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    Per Marketwatch:

     
  17. dpeters11

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    Seems kind of long for a sun outage. Don't those normally last only a few minutes?
     
  18. AngryManMLS

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    Thank you for letting me know. Some channels are up again while some others are still dark.
     
  19. Go Beavs

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    Yes, and if it's just sun related, wouldn't it happen twice a year? I don't remember anything like this affecting this many channels all at once. The sun outages I have witnessed at home were very quick; they were over in a minute or less.

    Doesn't seem like that's the issue here...
     
  20. AngryManMLS

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    I found visual evidence of what has caused this to happen.

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