Technical issue caused Duke-UNC broadcast disruption

Some Spectrum Cable viewers in the Raleigh area lost service during the final 10 minutes of Wednesday's rivalry basketball game

Some viewers watching the North Carolina-Duke men’s basketball game from Cameron Indoor Stadium missed much of the second half of the telecast, which a cable system blamed on a technical issue.

WRAL Vice President and General Manager Joel Davis said in an email Thursday the disruption came about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, at which time there were approximately 10 minutes left in the game and North Carolina leading 65-51. The Tar Heels won, 88-72.

Scott Przywansky, spokesman for Spectrum Cable, said Thursday in an email that a hardware issue interrupted programming on several channels Wednesday night in the Raleigh area.

“Our engineers resolved the issue as quickly as possible,” he said in the email. “We apologize for any inconvenience this caused for affected customers.”

The game was telecast both on the Atlantic Coast Conference network of stations which carried the Raycom Sports production, as well as on ESPN. Some viewers reported losing both signals.