Technical malfunctions knock NOS offline
Update 8:45 - updated the article with details about the first NOS television news broadcasts of the day.
A technical malfunction in the power supply of the NOS building in Hilversum knocked the Dutch broadcaster offline on Tuesday morning. The power issues meant that NOS could not broadcast on radio or television, or publish articles on its site.
The problems arose shortly before 5:00 a.m., the broadcaster said. From around 6:00 a.m., NOS radio broadcasts were back online. The website systems were partially operational again from around 7:00 a.m.
Television broadcasts were still disrupted at 7:50 a.m. The first NOS television news broadcast of the day was at 8:00 a.m., from their studio in Hilversum. The broadcast, which was just around 3 minutes long instead of the usual 10 to 15 minutes, had no video clips, no graphics on screen, and presenter Mark Visser read all of his scripts live off paper instead of using a Teleprompter. The 8:30 a.m. broadcast was run from the NOS bureau in The Hague.
What caused the malfunction is not yet clear. NOS is "working hard on a solution", the broadcaster said.