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Time Warner Cable Apologizes for World Cup Outage

Soccer fans missed video of a thrilling World Cup match between the United States and Portugal on Sunday when the ESPN feed to Time Warner Cable went black.

Those cheering on the Americans in Northern Kentucky, Lexington, and beyond took to social media to vent their frustrations. In fact, in some of the cable conglomerates markets, #TimeWarnerSucks began trending on Twitter.

On Monday, the company apologized. "The problem was the satellite receiver lost the video in the Louisville head-end, which is where all the feeds come through," company spokesman Mike Hogan said, as reported by the Herald-Leader.

The issue has been resolived, Hogan said.

Fans, including those at The River City News Facebook page and Twitter feed, shared in their enjoyment in watching the game on Spanish-language Univision, which did not lose video.

The game ended in a 2-2 tie when Portugal scored a last-second goal.

Photo via Twitter


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