St. Petersburg, Florida --10 News will rebroadcast Wednesday night's premiere of "Survivor: Cagayan" on Saturday, March 1 at 11:35 p.m. following 10 News at 11. You can also watch the entire episode by visiting the link below.
10 News was restored over the air shortly after 9:30 p.m. Wednesday after a fire at a TECO power pole interrupted programming for nearly two-and-a-half hours.
Comcast, Dish Network and over the air (antenna) customers were affected by the outage, and therefore missed CBS programming.
Many 10 News and CBS viewers were not affected by the outage, including Bright House and Verizon FiOS customers.
10 News General Manager Elliott Wiser put out the following statement on the WTSP 10 News Facebook page regarding the issue:
Elliott Wiser here, GM atWTSP 10 News. There was a fire on a TECO power pole outside our transmitter last night at around 5:15.We have several witnesses, but TECO strangely denies there was a fire. Anyway, it took TECO until 12:15 a.m.to repair.
The outage mainly affected two TV stations and several radio stations. Our generator suffered a pump failure two hours in. We got it fixed at around 9:30. We will be installing two pumps to make sure this doesn't happen again and will review our inspection schedule to make it better.
I am sorry to those of you who could not watchSurvivor. It is available right now on CBS.com. We are also working with CBS to air a re-run. We will let you know.