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Fault puts BBC TV channels off the air

The Bermuda Broadcasting Company’s TV channels were knocked off the airwaves on Monday and yesterday.

Patrick Singleton, the BBC’s chief executive, said the firm’s ZBM and ZFB channels were down from last night until about 2pm.

He added: “One of the cable providers had an issue with one of their submarine circuits – it isn’t a local company, it’s one of the cables that runs between the US and Bermuda.

“They reconfigured the circuit we exist in but they didn’t put it back correctly. It was outside of our control.”

Mr Singleton added: “It took considerable work to get our circuits back to the correct configuration.

“Our engineers were fantastic and were able to quickly diagnose the problem. We had to direct the submarine cable operator to rectify the problem.“

A message posted on the broadcaster’s Facebook page yesterday said: “A telecoms circuit has gone down and it has knocked out our TV channels.”

“Telecoms crews are working on the problem. We hope to have both ZFB & ZBM TV channels back up today.”

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Published December 29, 2021 at 7:53 am (Updated December 29, 2021 at 7:53 am)

Fault puts BBC TV channels off the air

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