"What you need to know about satellite sun outages
," Optimum TV
"Important Information About Your TV Service Due to Satellite Sun Outages
Twice a year, during the spring and fall,
you may experience some
degree of television interference due to a phenomenon known as "sun
outages." This Q&A will help you understand what they are and how
it will affect you.
What is a sun outage?
A sun outage is an
interruption in satellite signals caused by
interference from solar radiation
. The interference is caused when the
sun is in direct line with a communication satellite and the sun's
radiation overwhelms the satellite signal.
How long do they last?
Interruption in TV service due to sun outages can last up to several minutes a day.
How do they affect watching TV?
During this time, you may experience interference with picture
and sound when watching television. Sun outages do not affect
internet or phone service.
When do they occur?
This fall, sun outages are expected to occur between October 4 and October 12
during the following times: (at link
)"...via NY Radio Message Board