Sun outages occur when the sun passes behind a satellite that transmits television programming. As with all cable systems, most of the programming on Easton Cable is transmitted from satellites. During these mini-eclipses, when the satellite and sun are in line, Easton’s earth station receives signals from both. The more powerful sun rays interfere with the satellite signal causing anything from slight signal degradation to complete signal loss. Interruptions are usually brief, lasting a few minutes. Since a variety of satellites delivers your programming, outages can occur at different times for different channels. This phenomenon impacts all cable television and satellite television services.