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Blackout

1. A situation in which local television and radio stations do not broadcast a live sports match or similar event. A blackout is most common when a company wishes to increase ticket sales for the event. The blackout may be canceled if the event sells all tickets a certain number of days before.

2. See: Blackout period.
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We are very excited about the potential of the E-Plug as recent black outs have made it clear that residential emergency lighting fixtures are necessary.
Con Edison and Public Energy Solutions (PES) are shedding some light on ways that city buildings can prevent black outs, help the electric grid this summer and save 25-50% on energy costs through a new program called Operation Kill-A-Watt.
The directive was issued after concern that one side effect of insulin was irrational behaviour, confusion, convulsions and black outs.
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Safaricom has been forced to look for new solutions to make certain there is an uninterrupted supply of power in Kenya as black outs take their toll.
The people of the southern border town of Houla protested Friday against electricity black outs which seem to be on the rise as electric feeds amount to 2 hours only per 24 hours.
Now council chiefs will consider a range of options to cut lighting costs ranging from permanently switching off every light on the island to black outs over selected night time hours.