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Fox Loses Power During World Series Broadcast

Tuesday, 27 Oct 2015 10:31 PM

 Fox suffered a brief outage Tuesday during its primetime broadcast of Game 1 of the World Series, resulting in a 15-minute delay.

Viewers missed Kendrys Morales striking out at the top of the fourth inning. When the broadcast resumed, MLB official Joe Torre was seen on the field speaking with umpires and managers of the New York Mets and Kansas City Royals.

The blackout was apparently caused after Fox's broadcast truck lost the signal at the Kauffman Stadium.

Fox Sports issued an apology for the technical difficulties on its Twitter account and the game eventually resumed, with the MLB's international feed taking over.

A Fox Sports spokesman said the exact cause of the outage was still being determined. Earlier in the evening, at about 7:30 p.m. CST, the Google Fiber TV service in Kansas City went down just as the game began -- just in time for hometown Royals fans to miss an inside-the-park home run by Royals slugger Alcides Escobar.

Google Fiber tweeted an apology to subscribers. According to local reports, Google Fiber has about 27,000 subscribers in the Kansas City area. It's not clear if the Google Fiber outage was connected to Fox's technical problems.

The outage brings back memories of a much worse situation during the Super Bowl two years ago, when technical difficulties hindered the lights at the Superdome in New Orleans, resulting in a 34-minute delay.

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Fox suffered a brief outage Tuesday during its primetime broadcast of Game 1 of the World Series, resulting in a 15-minute delay. Viewers missed Kendrys Morales striking out at the top of the fourth inning. When the broadcast resumed, MLB official Joe Torre was seen on the...
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