Super Bowl Blackout Mystery Solved

Super Bowl Blackout Mystery Solved

In the first half of the Super Bowl game, the screen went black for about 15 seconds. For those watching, it was a disconcerting experience with everyone wondering whether their cable, TV or internet had gone out. Perhaps some figured a hack by North Korea or Russia. The experience was shared by even those watching the game on NBC’s app and website livestream. It turns out that the fault was due to NBC equipment failure. In the end, no harm or foul, but we’re surprised there has been so little notice in the news media. However, The Verge did cover the story.