CBS Sports statement on power outage at Super Bowl XLVII
CBS released a statement on how it handled the power outage during the third quarter of Sunday's Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
"Immediately after the power failure in the Superdome, we lost numerous cameras and some audio powered by sources in the Superdome," CBS spokesperson Jennifer Sabatelle said. "We utilized CBS’ back-up power and at no time did we leave the air. During the interruption, CBS Sports’ Steve Tasker, Solomon Wilcots and our studio team reported on the situation as a breaking news story, providing updates and reports while full power was being restored to the dome including our sets and broadcast booth. All commercial commitments during the broadcast are being honored."