Posted on October 4, 2014 - (3 years ago)

That time of year again. Fall sun outages for XDS receivers are in full swing. You can check the local times for your facility using the calculator link here. Enter AMC-8 and you local time zon and information to get specific times. Remember, most outages occur for around 5 minutes at peak and NO RECEPTION will be received by your XDS receiver during that time.

Posted on September 13, 2014 - (4 years ago)

The Open House Party streambox system is experiencing problems this evening and streamboxes are not connecting to the system to receive the show. The guys working for the OHP network are working to correct the problem. Please stand by.

Posted on September 4, 2014 - (4 years ago)

a note from the folks at Clear Channel Satellite


Last night  at approximately 10:56p ET we had a component on an encoder card burn up which effected the entire XDS MUX –A chassis. Approximately  11:01p we had the system switched to the redundant MUX –B chain, the outage was about 5 minutes in duration. We have since corrected the issue with MUX-A but will remain on MUX –B until a further date. We have had some calls from different networks reporting some receivers are locked but not receiving audio. The fix has been a soft reboot or a power cycle. “Hard power cycles will sometimes create a CF error which will need to be repaired.”


Email me if there are any questions.


Matt Hebert I Sr. Technical Support Specialist I Clear Channel Satellite Services

( 303-925-1708 )

* 76 Inverness Drive East | Suite B I Englewood I Colorado I 80112

Posted on August 28, 2014 - (4 years ago)

Due to severe weather conditions at the Massachusetts head end for Party Playhouse, the the first 28 minutes of the show did not air. The time of the outage was 7:00 PM to 7:28 PM eastern time. This event was totally unforeseen and happened without any notice. We apologize for the disruption of service.