@Mike Greenway: I'm actually on the East Coast, in NJ. So, it's not a localized problem. Channel 9 is completely unusable.
The link you posted, I tried that one, too. Same thing. The video stutters, and ultimately starts buffering and stays stuck on 0% and never plays again.
I did finally manage to download something, but it was a 'medium' quality video. Still, it was excruciatingly slow for only a 40MB file. The worst part was that the high-quality version made it all the way to 97% complete...then suddenly stopped and started again from the beginning! D'oh!
There is so much good content on Channel 9, but it seems ultimately completely unusable for many of us. What's going on?!