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Update: 6:40 p.m. Time Warner resolves cable issue
Time Warner says it's restored its programs for all customers.
In a tweet, the agency says it has resolved the issue that left many of its customers in the dark during the Super Bowl:
5:47 p.m.: Cable blackout cut off Super Bowl in SoCal
Time Warner Cable says in an investigating a blackout on its standard-definition Fox channel in Southern California that cut off the Super Bowl for its customers.
The company said in a Twitter message that it's working to resolve the problem, which is not affecting the Fox high-definition channel.
Hundreds of football fans are taking to Twitter to complain about the blackout, which occurred shortly before the halftime show. Two other Time Warner cable channels — KCAL-TV and KTLA-TV — were also blacked out.
It wasn't immediately clear how many customers were affected by the blackout.
Calls and email messages to Time Warner Cable spokesmen were not immediately returned, though the cable provider has been tweeting updates:
The Seattle Seahawks were leading 29-0 over the Denver Broncos at the top of the third quarter.
The Ventura County Star has put together an impressive collection of Twitter reactions to the Super Bowl outage: