This morning, I woke up, powered on my television and DVR+, and tuned in to 38.1 to catch Patriots All Access. The screen was black. Same for 38.2, 44.1, 4.1, and 4.2. Apparently, there had been a problem at one of the broadcast towers which impacted some very important television stations — including the one the New England Patriots would be playing on later in the day. Checking in with WBZ, Patsfans.com, and the Boston forum on AVS, I decided that service would not be restored in time for the game and set about finding an alternative. To my surprise, a number of premium providers rely on broadcast television for their feeds. All of these providers were affected…
- PS Vue
- Charter Cable
- RCN Cable
- Metrocast Cable
In the end, I watched the game using a Simple TV DVR at a friend’s home in New Jersey. I’m afraid I may be imposing on him again next week. Best of luck to the engineers tasked with restoring service.