SBS outage leaves viewers hanging

Cut short … The Airlift.Viewers watching the German war drama The Airlift on SBS Two last night were left hanging after transmission of the film cut out 20 minutes prior to its scheduled end.
Nanjing Night Net

Those late night foreign film fans who stuck around hoping for its return were disappointed, being left instead to gaze at an SBS holding screen followed by the weather. Twenty minutes later, at 11.10pm, normal programming finally resumed which was heralded by a block of advertisements.

An SBS spokesperson blamed the hitch on a “technical fault” and said the network hadn’t decided whether or not the program would be rescheduled. Complicating matters is that last night’s program was part one of two episodes.

The Airlift is a German film set in 1948. It follows the story of a doctor who went missing in action during the airlift used to supply Berlin with food after the Russians blockaded the city at the end of the second World War. Part two is scheduled to air on SBS Two on Sunday night.

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