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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For full details, including diagrams; of the blackout of 2003 read these two articles:
Investigators suspect that a chain of power failures in the Midwest caused last month's blackout.
Nevertheless, the blackout did affect the retailer in one way--it led to a reassessment of its energy needs.
By Saturday morning, New York City's subway service was fully restored and power was restored to the Canadian sector of the power grid, although capacity was only 70 percent, and officials warned that there would be rolling blackouts for several days.
The name, address and phone number of the plan administrator or other person responsible for answering questions on the blackout period.
Although the ministry warned of the possibility of extending blackouts, one-hour power outages will be maintained for the time being because of educational examinations, which will start Thursday and continue until early January.
March 13, 1989: Hydro Quebec could not stabilize the power surges its grid was receiving and this resulted in several shunts, causing a nine-hour blackout for 6 million Quebec residents.
This legislation would condition the NFL and other leagues' antitrust exemption on ending blackout practices, including in those circumstances when standoffs during contractual disputes between broadcasters and cable and satellite companies result in blackouts.
II) Telcos will have to inform the subscribers before the beginning of every blackout day together with the date or the time for the blackout day.
Washington, June 30 (ANI): The higher the number of alcohol-related memory blackouts a student experiences, the greater is his/her risk of a future injury while under the influence, according to a new study.
Con-Ed recently submitted a report to the Mayor on the power outage, including the role of Demand Response, in helping to prevent a wider blackout to customers in Queens, New York.