Blackout

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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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"Fuel shortages, power cuts and communications black outs are all making the delivery of aid more challenging."
He denied claims by prosecutor Karl Scholz that his brother had told him to corroborate the story about alleged "black outs".
The facility has its own emergency power generator back up in the event of black outs.
Jack: I was just a boy of 10 or so when the black outs began.
Describing symptoms of "headaches, black outs, losing balance and mood swings" that could be down to the amount of alcohol he drinks, there's another explanation.
Minister of Water and Energy Gibran Bassil said Friday during a press conference held at his ministry that as long as there was no extra production of electricity, and as long as the extreme heat continued, there was no solution for electric black outs except for patience.
This policy is becoming very unpopular and a vote loser because the public know that wind energy will lead us into power black outs and costly energy, apart from the destruction of our countryside in a futile attempt to alter global climate change.