Virgin Media customers miss England vs Ukraine after outage
Virgin Media customers across Greater Manchester were affected by an outage last night (June 19th 2012) that left them with no TV service just minutes into England's crunch Euro 2012 fixture against Ukraine.
The fault, which struck ten minutes after the 19:45 BST kickoff, continued throughout the whole of the match, which Roy Hodgson's men won 1-0 to seal their place in the quarter-finals of the tournament.
Some of the cable company's customers across the region were hit by the outage, although Virgin was unable to confirm exactly how many households had been affected.
The communications and entertainment giant attributed the problem to a power failure in the Salford area and said it is currently investigating the issue.
"Engineers are on site and we'll have services back online as soon as power is restored," a spokeswoman was quoted by the Manchester Evening News as saying.
"We're extremely sorry for the inconvenience caused."
In January, Virgin Media suffered a service outage that affected customers across the UK.
The company later confirmed that the problem caused some subscribers to be left without a broadband connection for up to three hours.