YouTube blackout in the middle of the England match

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US viewers to watch the England-Croatia football World Cup semi-final on YouTube, the TV have been left frustrated when the service went down in the middle of the match.

The outage also disrupted the view of a man the quarter-finals of Wimbledon.

YouTube apology, acknowledging “the weather is horrible”. The service was resumed half an hour later, the company said.

Fans vented their disappointment on social media.

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It is not the first time the service has gone down at a crucial moment. In May, blacked out during a key NBA (National Basketball Association).

In a tweet that announces the service is back, YouTube said it “understood the frustration”.

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Google has launched YouTube TV in the month of April, 2017, which provides access to more than 50 traditional broadcast and cable networks for a subscription price of $40(£30) per month.

The BBC iPlayer service also has seen a spike in requests at the beginning of the game, with a software engineer to the team to ask if it was because The Evening Standard, the newspaper had wrongly stated that the match was being shown on the BBC.

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