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.
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.