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An explanation on the FSN feed troubles

As many of you have noticed and voiced complaints about, the FSN feed from Safeco the last two days have experienced technical difficulties. I was told the feed was lost for some time today.

Here's an explanation I received in email from FSN's Jill Wiggins about the situation..

Today's Mariners game on FSN Northwest went off the air at 5:06 pm due to a lightning strike at the network's technical operations facility in Atlanta, GA. The strike disabled the facility's uplink capability and service was interrupted for approximately 30 minutes until a backup facility could resume transmission of the network's feed. We understand and apologize for the inconvenience and disappointment this may have caused the Mariners organization, their fans and all of our viewers. FSN Northwest will replay this afternoon's game in its entirety immediately following the live postgame and a 90-minute condensed replay will air at 10:30pm.