What happened with the Wolf Pack football television broadcast?

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Updated: 10/15/2012 12:51 pm
Updated Statement From Charter: "Unfortunately, we experienced technical issues today with the satellite transmission of the Wolf Pack game versus UNLV. The video issues we experienced originated at the satellite uplink site in Las Vegas and were to the level that the signal was unable to be restored. We apologize to our customers and Wolf Pack fans for the disappointment in not being able to view the game."

News 4 still has not received any statement from Time Warner SportsNet about their broadcast that was supposed to be on Charter Cable.


Charter Technical Difficulties Message Nevada Vs. UNLV
Charter Technical Difficulties Message Nevada Vs. UNLV
RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) - The big rivalry game between Nevada and UNLV was supposed to be seen on Charter Cable Channel 3, but technical issues stopped the broadcast before it ever really started.

Audio was heard while the "technically difficulty" message was on the screen for a few moments at the start of the broadcast, it remained mostly silent after the first five minutes.

A Charter representative tells News 4 the issue was with the video feed coming from Las Vegas.  They say the issue was from the origin point in Las Vegas, not at Charter.  They tell News 4:  "Unfortunately, we are experiencing technical issues with the satellite video signal sent to us from the site of the game. We are working with the engineering team in Las Vegas to restore the signal, but do not have an estimate for that at this time. We are disappointed to lose the signal transmission, and apologize for this inconvenience."

The game was to be show on Charter Channel 3, but the broadcast source was Time Warner Cable SportsNet.  News 4 has contacted Time Warner corporate communications and they have not made a statement about the broadcast issues.
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Steve Mac - 10/14/2012 4:52 PM
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This must be how they came up with "What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas"

renojim - 10/14/2012 2:35 PM
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kdavis, you should find out what you are speaking about before you speak. If the game was on satellite their would be no reason to make a news article about it. It was only on Charter.

kdavis52 - 10/14/2012 12:25 PM
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One reason I don't do Charter as my tv provider. Don't like cable programming period. I only use them for internet and my husband's business phone. We've had DirecTV since 2002 and we won't change it. The game probably was on satellite but we really weren't interested in the game. We just felt sorry for the CABLE viewers who couldn't watch it because it is so close to home. We like DirecTV because it has the Free NASCAR in Car Channels. If something happens to the regular feed you can bounce to one of the Featured Drivers to view the race. We're more NASCAR fans than anything else. Baseball will sometimes interest me if it's the Seattle Mariners playing on one of the sports channels. By the way, Charter doesn't offer the Free NASCAR in Car Channels. Nor does any other Cable Company.

kdavis52 - 10/14/2012 12:25 PM
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One reason I don't do Charter as my tv provider. Don't like cable programming period. I only use them for internet and my husband's business phone. We've had DirecTV since 2002 and we won't change it. The game probably was on satellite but we really weren't interested in the game. We just felt sorry for the CABLE viewers who couldn't watch it because it is so close to home. We like DirecTV because it has the Free NASCAR in Car Channels. If something happens to the regular feed you can bounce to one of the Featured Drivers to view the race. We're more NASCAR fans than anything else. Baseball will sometimes interest me if it's the Seattle Mariners playing on one of the sports channels. By the way, Charter doesn't offer the Free NASCAR in Car Channels. Nor does any other Cable Company.

earth420 - 10/14/2012 8:42 AM
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Quite possible kdavis BUT usually this game IS broadcast to us due to it being a sellout almost every year. Charter is lame ... and has a LOT more issues than this one game. I'm sure it was available on satellite TV.

kdavis52 - 10/13/2012 3:28 PM
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Try a blackout. The broadcasting companies used to do this all of the time because of it being a localized game.
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