The Max Headroom Incident

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Stephen Rice, Champion

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Markgc, Champion

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I used to watch that station...shame I missed "the incident"
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Bradley

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If a mod sees this, can I have the data back I wasted watching this video?
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Matt B, Viasat Employee

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Sadly, no.  That's 2:31 of my life I can't get back either.  
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Markgc, Champion

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Read up about the incident and then you may not be mourning the loss of 2:31 minutes any more lol.  A very rare TV hi jacking

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Headroom_broadcast_signal_intrusion
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J&J

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Okay, that made it all worth it.
 
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Brad, Viasat Employee

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Reading about it is far more entertaining than the actual video. It's a pretty cool story
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Markgc, Champion

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Yes interesting stuff especially since I used to watch Doctor  Who and Blake's Seven on that station late Sunday nights.
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Markgc, Champion

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Matt B.....ruin my day and tell me that you weren't even born when this happened...lol
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Matt B, Viasat Employee

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How about I ruin it by saying I was born, but in preschool? :-D
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Markgc, Champion

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LOL    I feel better now.
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Stephen Rice, Champion

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This was back in the day when technology was fun.   Now that everything is digital, its virtually impossible to pull something like this off.
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I was looking and I see that there was a similar TV hack in the UK in the 70's.  I missed that one as well.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Television_broadcast_interruption