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How the Channel 4 outage proves the relevance of linear television

on Sep 29, 2021 | 0 comments

By Chris Sutcliffe

Saturday evening is prime time for linear television, the time of the week when the high-value audiences are accessible at the greatest scale. This past Saturday, however, a number of UK linear channels including Channel 4, Film4 and Channel 5 were knocked offline by a technical fault that lasted over an hour.

The fault was caused by an unanticipated side effect of the fire alarm sounding at Red Bee Studios transmission center, which exposed a fault that took some time to resolve. In most cases the channels were unable to show their scheduled programs in addition to any advertising that Read full story ›

Source: The Drum