We have been contacted by Erie this evening to let us know they have experienced damage to their new antenna that broadcasts channel 12 and its sub-channels. Those subs are channels MeTV, StartTV, and IonTV. This initial damage put them off air for over an hour until they switched over to their old antenna. The old antenna can only transmit at 50% the power that the new one was at.  We have been told it will take time to do repairs and get back up to full power on the new antenna again. With channel 12 being at a lower power, although we are currently receiving signal, the signal is now even more susceptible to outage from weather interferences.  There may be periodic outages when there is no cloud coverage also. This is really beyond YTV control and those in Erie ARE working on getting the repairs done so they can restore full service to all their coverage areas.

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