Madame Estate, Our channel providers GULFCOM/LORAC were required to revise their plans after encountering unexpected technical difficulties with the satellite changes that were originally scheduled for earlier this week. These changes affected St. Maarten Cable TV and several other cable operators in the Caribbean.
While six of the nine channels that were affected came back on the same day of the scheduled change, NBC (7), ABC (26) and CBS (27) were off- air until September 13, 2011. Our Technical department made several unanticipated changes throughout the day yesterday to ensure that the aforementioned channels were restored.
The switching of all their channels to a different satellite is required by our channel provider LORAC/GULFCOM. This process is scheduled to continue through Thursday, September 15, 2011. Because of these changes, there may be more outages on the following channels for the rest of this week: WGN (4) PBS(6), NBC (7), CW (10), FOX (11), ABC (26), CBS (27), WWOR (53) and CBC (68)
St. Maarten Cable TV apologizes for the inconvenience this has caused our subscribers.