Daily Archives: April 27, 2016

‘Captain Midnight’ interrupts HBO satellite feed 30 years ago this hour (Apr 27 1986)

Video: 'Captain Midnight, HBO, 1986'

(Sunday, April 27, 1986, 12:32 a.m. EST) — John R. MacDougall of Florida, a video pirate calling himself “Captain Midnight,” interrupted a movie this morning on the premium cable and satellite television network HBO (Home Box Office) with a printed onscreen message protesting home satellite de-scrambling fees.