Saturday night our cable signal quit around 8-ish. The image of whatever ever we were watching froze and joined all the other channels carrying the dreaded message-"your program will resume shortly." Well, no channels came back as long as we checked which was up until around 10.
At one point I picked up the ipad and went to a site which provides information on cable outages and found that we were not alone. Not only was Charter down but so was Comcast and Time Warner and many others. The comments showed very angry people, most of whom wanted to watch the boxing match. What I find curious is how most news reports said this was caused by millions of people wanting to purchase the pay for view fight and that overloaded the systems.
However it wasn't just the HBO fight channel, it was all channels which went out. It seems odd to me that one pay for view issue would strike down all channels on all cable providers at the very same time. Every provider went blue at the exact same time. There is something more to this I'd bet.
In other Big Fight news I heard on the radios yesterday that each fighter got almost 200 million and over 100 million dollars for the fight. Oh and the referee got 25,000. Crazy.