Hardcore porn accidentally broadcast on Prime TV
Sun, 06 Jul 2008 12:00a.m.
Families watching Prime TV this afternoon got a shock when the Grass Roots Rugby show they were watching was suddenly replaced by hardcore porn.
Parents were outraged at the programming blunder, one father told 3 News his eight-year-old son's innocence had been ruined.
Within minutes of the images going on air, 3 News was flooded with calls from distressed viewers.
A Whangarei 12-year-old was horrified, running around with her hands over her eyes saying "eww" and "gross".
An Auckland woman watched in disbelief as the rugby turned to Desperate Black Wives 2. She said it left little to the imagination.
A Port Waikato viewer said it was not something he wanted to see as he was watching Grass Roots Rugby.
Prime would not comment when contacted by 3 News.
The company did later release a statement admitting that at 2:58pm, three minutes and 50 seconds of "inappropriate material" from one of Sky's adult channels went to air.
Prime said the problem was caused by a distribution fault and that the company had taken steps to ensure it did not happen again. Prime also apologised for any offence the mistake may have caused.
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3/01/2012 10:50:09 a.m.
Daniel Plainview wrote:
Ah. I wish I could read all the letters to Prime from angry illiterate parents. What a goldmine that would be. Hahaha.
3/01/2012 5:23:33 a.m.
Really an accident... cmon please. Besides better than sports LOL. no but poor children! all that matters is the children. Without that I wouldn't care its a disgrace.
3/01/2012 12:25:30 a.m.
Hmm... this is what happens when people get careless. Also, not happening in America during football games, makes me wonder...
2/01/2012 8:17:21 p.m.
What a load of rubbish......They loved it haha
22/10/2010 10:06:50 p.m.
Year right you idiots. Sports is having a unhealthy role on our society look at MMA rather than see good qualities in people we only see the the weak qualities. Now we are seeing Rugby beliefs take over a Nation.
28/07/2008 8:06:09 p.m.
Actually wouldn't it p!ss you off more if your "Pay for View" porno was interupted by that afternoons game between Marist Seniors and United Suburbs just on the gravy stroke.
27/07/2008 3:15:54 p.m.
I never understood why they have "soft Porn". I mean those who like porn don't really like it and those who hate porn hate it so I mean why have it at all? I guess this was the highest ever ratings for 4th Division club rugby.
16/07/2008 9:40:29 p.m.
Hmm. well.. Im just annoyed I wasnt watching grass roots
9/07/2008 10:02:30 p.m.
what was the young couple doing?
8/07/2008 6:29:25 a.m.
I sympathize with Lillian. I myself am still recovering from the increasing shock and disgust I felt each of the eleven times I watched my recorded copy.
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