Despite struggling to keep its own network up for the official, authentication-only live stream of the Republican debate, Fox invoked copyright to keep other outlets like YouTube and Sky News from streaming the event Thursday night.
As online video increasingly shifts to mobile devices, the wireless network outage across much of the Southeast on Tuesday called into question the reliability of major carriers' networks.
Wireless service for customers at a variety of carriers was disrupted yesterday across parts of the Southeast due to a hardware issue in AT&T's wireline network. The issue affected customers in parts of Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee, according to media reports.
T-Mobile US experienced a service disruption for several hours on Friday across a wide swath of the Northeast before restoring service in the early evening.
Marking one of the first high-profile moves under Comcast's new "customer experience" czar, Charlie Herrin, the MSO has apologized for technical problems experienced this week by X1 pay-TV customers.
Verizon Wireless reported the resolution of problems with its online portal that impacted thousands of customers and its own retail stores in certain parts of the country. The operator also announced that it has deployed XLTE, the brand name for LTE deployed over its AWS spectrum, to more than 300 markets.
Just three days after announcing that it would rebrand its cable systems in New York and Los Angeles, Time Warner Cable grappled with an outage on its Los Angeles system on Sunday that left subscribers unable to watch the standard-definition feed during much of Fox's coverage of Super Bowl XLVIII.
AT&T was hit with a major outage impacting its U-verse service, sources reported Monday.
Comcast said a router issue was to blame for a cable outage that left about 150,000 subscribers in Colorado unable to watch part of the Denver Broncos – Dallas Cowboys game on Sunday.
DirecTV said Monday morning that it had resolved a technical glitch which saw subscribers in several major markets lose access to local broadcast TV channels, including customers in New York, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Alabama, Illinois and Maine.