Super Bowl: Time Warner Cable Customers in L.A. Lose Service During Game

Super Bowl: Time Warner Cable Customers in L.A. Lose Service During Game

TWC tells fans via Twitter there was problem with Fox feed as screens go black for part of 2nd quarter, halftime

Time Warner Cable had a worse Super Bowl than Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos, who at least stayed on the field.

The cable provider's Super Bowl transmission to thousands of Los Angeles viewers was lost midway through the second quarter and continued through the halftime show featuring Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

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The cable company announced via Twitter about 4:45 p.m. it was having an issue with transmitting the feed from Fox. The issue was affecting Southern California stations KTTV (Fox), KCAL and KTLA as well.


The cause of the blackout was unknown and it was unclear how many customers were affected.

“We have resolved a technical issue with the standard definition signal and apologize for the inconvenience to our customers,” a TWC spokeswoman told TheWrap, and said more details would be forthcoming. High-def signals weren't affected, the company said.

The signal was restored about halfway through the third quarter.

  • Nikki007

    Yeah thanks Time Warner i missed halftime :(

    • joe

      Oh well it was a blow out any ways

  • Haber

    Southern CA was blacked out for about an hour. Asvertisers will be very happy that they paid a bundle to not be seen by a substantial audience. Who blew that one?