The special satellite broadcast of the LDS Church's Palmyra New York Temple dedication Thursday in more than 1,300 U.S. and Canadian stake centers suffered some reception problems during its live morning broadcast. The rebroadcast of the dedication later in the day went more smoothly.
"Only a few locations had reception difficulties last night thanks to the hard work of all involved with the technical management of yesterday's pioneering satellite transmission," church spokesman Dale Bills said. "Problems experienced during the early morning live broadcast were largely resolved during the evening rebroadcasts."It isn't clear how many stake centers had morning reception problems, but stakes in Virginia and Maryland, as well as various locations in Utah, reported being able to watch only a small portion of the live broadcast.
This was the church's first widespread attempt at an encrypted satellite broadcast.