Distorted TV broadcast for Cardinals-Panthers NFC Championship game irks Baton Rouge-area Fox viewers _lowres

Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera talks to Arizona Cardinals' Carson Palmer after the NFL football NFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, in Charlotte, N.C. The Panthers won 49-15 to advance to the Super Bowl. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Some Cox Communications customers reported issues with the broadcast of the NFL playoff game between the Arizona Cardinals and Carolina Panthers during the first half Sunday evening.

The issues appeared to be resolved by the second half of the NFC Championship Game on Fox.

“Our engineers have investigated the situation,” Cox spokeswoman Sharon Bethea said Sunday. “This is not an issue on our end or with Cox equipment. We are pleased for our customers’ sake that picture quality issues seem to have been resolved.”

This past August, Baton Rouge’s Fox affiliate, WGMB Channel 44, said there was a problem with live sports programming on their station and were working to fix it.

At the time, WGMB news director Gary Wordlaw said the station recently purchased some new control room equipment, and that in the process of getting it connected there have been transmission issues.

“It’s happened intermittently,” Wordlaw said, “and more on live than taped programs.”