Sky TV channels back on air

File photo / Dean Purcell
File photo / Dean Purcell

More than 30 Sky TV channels have been restored five hours after they went off air this morning.

The pay-television operator issued a statement this morning after 33 channels, including Sky Sports 3 and 4, EPSN, CI, BBC Knowledge, Prime, MTV and Comedy Central, went off air.

"At 9.55am this morning numerous Sky channels went off air and displayed the 'Atmospheric Conditions' message," the statement read.

Sky said the interruption was caused by damage to the Chorus fibre in Puhoi, where a digger broke Sky's fibre link - used to feed content from Albany to Warkworth.

However, Sky TV managed to resolve the issue, returning normal viewing at 2.55pm.

"First of all we would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused to SKY customers," said Sky spokeswoman Kirsty Way.

"This outage was out of SKY's direct control and we worked diligently with third parties to achieve a resolution as quickly as possible."

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