Why Everyone In America Briefly Lost Access To ESPN In The Middle Of The Championship Soccer Match

The final of the Spain vs. Italy match is happening right now airing on ESPN, and pretty much everyone on Twitter says that for a couple moments the feed blacked out.

Why?

Big storms in Bristol, CT, where ESPN is located, according to ESPN’s Bill Hofheimer, who tweeted

image

Here’s a weather map from Weather.com...

image

Photo: Weather

The outage was relatively minor though it comes amid a wild weekend for weather, including a storm in Virginia that knocked down a data centre affecting Pinterest, Instagram, and other sites.

And here’s a time-lapse video of the storm that crushed Virginia yesterday moving across the midwest, gathering steam as it zoomed east.

Weather 1. Media 0.

NOW WATCH: Briefing videos

Business Insider Emails & Alerts

Site highlights each day to your inbox.

Follow Business Insider Australia on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.