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AMHQ OFF AIR -- TECH DIFFICULTIES
« on: April 18, 2019, 06:29:49 AM »
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We are experiencing technical difficulties with our live broadcast.  We apologize for any inconvenience while we resolve this issue.
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Re: AMHQ OFF AIR -- TECH DIFFICULTIES
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2019, 07:51:13 AM »
came back on saying it was a software attack, and seem to still be  on a partial setup, even the main "L" bar is out of commission

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Re: AMHQ OFF AIR -- TECH DIFFICULTIES
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2019, 09:52:01 AM »
Day two of the TWC technical difficulties and the local LDL has been pulled, National LDL has lost all data and TWC is still in the IBM studio with limited use of the Lab.

Itís been reported that the attack on TWC was ransomware, so it might be a while until TWC is back up and running.
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Re: AMHQ OFF AIR -- TECH DIFFICULTIES
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2019, 03:12:12 PM »
i wonder if TWC had any plans on a graphics overall since the current graphics are either 5 to 3 years old as they relaunched iin late fall 2013 and updated some of the graphics in 2015 or 2016.

cause this ransomware attack may force any graphics overhaul pay to happen early if they  did had a graphic update planned in the next 3 to 6 months

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Re: AMHQ OFF AIR -- TECH DIFFICULTIES
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2019, 03:21:29 PM »
The Local on the 8s and local LDL are back as of 3:18PM ET.

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Re: AMHQ OFF AIR -- TECH DIFFICULTIES
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2019, 03:28:12 PM »
Weatherscan's observations and forecasts are back but still no radar information.
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Re: AMHQ OFF AIR -- TECH DIFFICULTIES
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2019, 07:07:17 PM »
Watching Weather Underground and they are having one heck of a time with the radars....

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Re: AMHQ OFF AIR -- TECH DIFFICULTIES
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2019, 10:49:40 AM »
Checked this morning and the locals are out again, LDL and full-screen. It sounds like the ransomware attack really did damage to the software that produces the locals, given there's only been one LF that appeared since the hack. Hopefully this gets resolved soon if not later.

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Re: AMHQ OFF AIR -- TECH DIFFICULTIES
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2019, 08:48:46 PM »
I was able to see some of the programming after the hack. In the 5 years I have actively watched anyways, I have never seen TWC down like this. They was stuck in the long-form mode with the show running, and they was putting the on-air graphic overlaying on the show, saying that they had Technical Difficulties. Their MAX system has been sketchy, but I have noticed that during long-form during the Local on the 8's animation, sometimes the LDL will run another one on top of it. And they are just running TWC ads where you would see Local on the 8's during longform. They even had the Local Now and Weatherscan platform down for a period of time.

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Re: AMHQ OFF AIR -- TECH DIFFICULTIES
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2019, 08:35:20 PM »
Still no LOT8s.   :(
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Re: AMHQ OFF AIR -- TECH DIFFICULTIES
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2019, 01:49:45 PM »
I was able to see some of the programming after the hack. In the 5 years I have actively watched anyways, I have never seen TWC down like this. They was stuck in the long-form mode with the show running, and they was putting the on-air graphic overlaying on the show, saying that they had Technical Difficulties. Their MAX system has been sketchy, but I have noticed that during long-form during the Local on the 8's animation, sometimes the LDL will run another one on top of it. And they are just running TWC ads where you would see Local on the 8's during longform. They even had the Local Now and Weatherscan platform down for a period of time.
This is nothing* compared to what happened the night of January 21, 2008.

* YMMV on this. A ransomware attack is very large indeed, but the incident that happened 11 years ago is very much comparable in that systems were knocked out, but also possibly larger due to the fact that electrical damage occurred, and they were actually completely off the air (black screens and emergency feed).
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Re: AMHQ OFF AIR -- TECH DIFFICULTIES
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2019, 05:28:31 PM »
today, LOT8s returned, sort of, instead of the normal LOT8s, instead it`s a radar loop with the LOT8s music playing

edit: i meant the national satellite version of LOT8s, it seems the cable LOT8s are back to normal.
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Re: AMHQ OFF AIR -- TECH DIFFICULTIES
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2019, 06:04:04 PM »
Looks like radar data has returned. STARs are slowly getting the data back, I see Weatherscanís loaded about an hour of radar/satellite data.
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Re: AMHQ OFF AIR -- TECH DIFFICULTIES
« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2019, 05:43:07 PM »
the satellite national LOT8s is back to normal and DirecTV's LOT8s feature that pops up over the National LOT8s is cueing up again.