The day the Comcast stood still
The Monday morning routine was slightly altered this morning for thousands of Charlottesville-area Comcast cable customers. Those who usually start their day by tuning in to CNN's American Morning, or ESPN's Sportscenter, or even Tom & Jerry on the Cartoon Network tuned in only to find their favorite shows stuck in a freeze frame. Save for local broadcasts, every single channel was stuck on pause, and according to the clock in the corner of the screen on all the cable news networks, the big freeze came at 8:36am this morning.
A Comcast customer service rep confirms that this hiccup is happening all over the Charlottesville area due to an upcoming channel realignment, but that "It should be correcting itself by the end of the day." (Last summer, one station let its broadcast get stuck for a weekend.)