WIN went black in Mackay during the NRL match. It didn’t come back on until this morning.
Wrong thread my dudes.
I think because the discussion crossed both Nine and Ten WIN outlets this maybe was a catch-all thread but you’re right this thread is more about WIN the company rather than the broadcasting outlets.
A widespread WIN outage may be corporate related: WIN and Prime used to have a JV called BTS Networks that did their transmitter and microwave link maintenance. When Seven bought Prime they pulled out of BTS Networks and pulled their links out of the WIN owned Digital Distribution Australia and moved to Telstra.
BAI Communications now do both WIN and Seven Regionals maintenance and probably even DDA’s maintenance. If the issue is widespread and affecting WIN only it may be a DDA issue or even a problem back at their Mediahub playout centre.
A lot of the broadcast tech’s have been forced out of the industry during all these changes so don’t be surprised to see outages on the increase across all broadcasters.