WBZ GM Apologizes for Transmission Issues

By Kevin Eck 

WBZ president and GM Mark Lund apologized to viewers Saturday after man viewers weren’t able to watch the station due transmission issues.

“Tonight, we would like to extend our sincere apologies to our loyal viewers,” said Lund in a statement on the station website. “There was a disruption of service over the past 24 hours, due to a transmission issue, that mainly affected our over-the-air viewers. We understand this is both frustrating and inconvenient. Please know that WBZ-TV is continuing to work around the clock to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. We will continue to provide updates on air and on our website at cbsboston.com as more information becomes available. Thank you for your patience and understanding.”

The Boston CBS-owned station said late Saturday afternoon a “problem at a shared transmission site knocked out the signal to some WBZ-TV viewers.”

While most cable viewers weren’t affected, those watching on DirecTV, DISH and over-the air were. The stations said it got service restored for DirecTV and Charter subscribers before the New England Patriots game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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