A statement from Comcast SportsNet regarding yesterday's missed game winning shot against Toronto:
Our transmission vendor incorrectly dropped the feed at 5:30 p.m. despite pre-game instructions from us to keep the feed open until 6:00 p.m. and an in-game call before 5:30 reminding them to keep the window open.Certainly a regrettable situation, but one Celtics fans likely won't forget about soon. Hopefully there are many more game winning shots, aired on TV or not, over the next few months.
CSN does not own the transmission lines from the arena and we rely on third parties to build a transmission path from the arena to our studios. Somewhere along the line, the transmission line closed at 5:30 and the feed went down. We were able to pick up audio via a backup phone line transmission of Mike and Tommy’s call.
We are as upset as anyone regarding the dropped telecast and we are working with our vendor to ensure that it does not happen in the future.