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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Rotation brownouts for each Distribution Utilities and Electric Cooperatives in Mindanao are averaging at one to five hours per feeder.
Don't make the mistake of believing that brownouts are unique to rural areas.
Pilots currently do make safe brownout landings--employing rolling techniques and relying on crew chiefs looking out the back door.
Our modest contribution to the debate in this Article is to illustrate the extent of the problem by examining the effects of interstate broadcast markets on the brownout periods in a number of markets.
The highly publicized brownouts of California lately have put a crimp in shopping, as many California retailers will attest.
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The brownout took effect as contract negotiations continue with the United Firefighters of Los Angeles City.
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CITY OF CAUAYAN -- Cities and a municipality of Isabela suffered a brownout on Sunday due to problems with the transmission lines of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP).
Los Angeles firefighters begin a rolling brownout of service reductions today, part of an effort to cover a $39million budget shortfall, as officials look for other savings so service can be restored.