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Technical Glitches Plagued Yesterday's 'American Idol' Online Press Conference

by Catherine Lawson, posted Sep 23rd 2010 8:25AM

New Judges for 'American Idol 10'It's been reported that yesterday's live streaming 'American Idol' press conference was beset by technical glitches that at times prevented it from being seen or heard online.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, complaints started surfacing not long after the live stream was launched, and fans turned to social networking sites like Twitter to vent their frustration. The press conference was supposed to be shown via the show's offical website and its Facebook page as well as via UStream.TV.

However, UStream.TV remained offline the entire time and In some instances, Web users who visited any of the show's pages were hit with error messages that did not show a video stream. Other users reported video streams that worked, but without audio through most, if not all, of the fifteen-minute announcement.

Announcing that the press conference is being rebroadcast online, a Fox spokeswoman acknowledged that, "We experienced some technical difficulties during the live judges' reveal." A UStream spokeswoman said, "Our users are extremely important to us and so is their experience. The 'American Idol' show is being re-aired and we are working with Fox to determine what happened to the live show."

The press conference was hosted by Ryan Seacrest and unveiled the hotly anticipated new judging panel for the tenth season of 'American Idol': Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson.

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Sherry Bailey

The return of the "Mod Squad". What poor choices, but no one can replace Simon. He made the show what it was. Now it's over. I feel sorry for Randy as he now works on a show headed straight downhill. They just lost my eyes & ears. Randy is excellent, I wish him blessings in his new job hunt!

September 23 2010 at 3:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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