Wednesday, February 20, 2019

SUPER BOWL DELAY SHEDS A LITTLE DARKNESS ON THE RATINGS

February 6, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Thanks to that 34-minute delay due to an electrical outage at the New Orleans Superdome — cause: still unknown — CBS can now claim the record for the most viewers during primetime (7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Sundays) in history. The reason is that during previous Super Bowl nights, the post-game “special episode” always […]

NEW TECHNICAL SNAFU HITS NETFLIX

January 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

One week after Netflix’s streaming service suffered a lengthy outage on Christmas Eve, the company’s DVD-by-mail service was hit with its own technical issues. But while last week’s difficulty was blamed on Amazon’s cloud-based storage and computing system, Netflix left unexplained what had caused its DVD site to malfunction on Monday. (The streaming service was […]

NETFLIX’S STREAM IS JAMMED AGAIN

December 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Netflix subscribers in the U.S., Canada and Latin America were unable to stream movies or TV shows on Christmas eve and Christmas morning due to an unspecified problem at the company’s servers on the East Coast. It posted a message on Twitter saying, “We’re sorry for the Christmas Eve outage. Terrible timing! Engineers are working […]

NETFLIX STREAM STOPS FLOWING

June 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Netflix subscribers who rent their movies by streaming them online were left in the lurch Sunday when virtually the entire Netflix online system broke down, including its website. Netflix posted a notice reading, “We are sorry, the Netflix website and the ability to instantly watch movies are both temporarily unavailable. Our engineers are working hard […]

COMCAST SUBSCRIBERS LOSE INTERNET SERVICE

November 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Comcast, which is both the nation’s largest cable-TV and Internet service provider, was unable to provide Internet service to customers all along the East Coast, from New England to Washington DC, Sunday night. The company blamed “a server issue” but provided no further explanation. Although a statement by Comcast said that the disruption was limited […]