Archive for Thursday, August 18, 2011

TV coverage of Chiefs game affected by signal woes

August 18, 2011

A signal transmission problem is causing headaches for a Kansas City television station as Friday’s preseason game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Baltimore Ravens approaches.

KCTV5 and KSMO-62 will simulcast the game in its entirety beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Station officials said earlier this week the KCTV5 broadcast tower is experiencing a transmission problem that has affected the broadcast signal in parts of the Kansas City area for some over-the-air viewers. KCTV5 is currently working to repair the transmission problems. But the signal restoration timeframe is currently estimated to be late next week — not in time for Friday’s game.

“We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused for our viewers. We hope to have full power restored quickly so all of our viewers can watch their favorite CBS shows, as well as KCTV5 local news and programming, However, we wanted to make sure that everyone could watch the Chiefs game this Friday, so we will double up, ” said Bobby Totsch, vice president and general manager of KCTV5.

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