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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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.
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.
They are currently desperately encouraging our ageing nuclear stations to stay on line as long as it is safe to do so in order to avoid ensuing electricity black outs.
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.