[March 30, 2006]

Possible problem with satellite cuts radio and television services to much of NZ, Optus working to recover service

(IRN News Via Thomson Dialog NewsEdge)A number of radio and television services are down throughout the country tonight, in what appears to be a satellite problem.

Sky Digital customers and The Radio Network listeners from Otago to Auckland are reporting outages.

It appears that the problem lies with an Optus satellite.

Optus says it is doing all it can to recover communication with the space craft.

Kindest Regards, Bill.