Tuesday, February 3, 2009

ILLEGAL PROCEDURE: 80,000 PEOPLE IN ARIZONA STILL HAVE CRAPPY TVS

Evidently, the folks who still have analog standard definition TV got a little bit of a surprise late in the Super Bowl when a porn clip interrupted replays of the Cardinals’ Larry Fitzgerald’s late touchdown.

No, we aren’t kidding.

Cable-television provider Comcast apologized Monday to Tucson-area customers over a 30-second porn interruption during the Super Bowl.
Philadelphia-based Comcast issued a brief statement saying that the company was "mortified" by the interruption and that it was conducting a thorough investigation.

"Our initial investigation suggests this was an isolated, malicious act," said Jennifer Khoury, Comcast's vice president for corporate communications. "We are conducting a thorough investigation to determine how this happened." The company says that only customers in the Tucson area receiving the standard-definition feed, not high definition, were affected. No customers in other parts of the country saw any interruptions.

Comcast has about 80,000 customers in unincorporated portions of Pima County, Marana and Oro Valley, but a Tucson spokeswoman said officials declined to say how many standard-definition customers there are or how many of those customer may have been watching the game.

Tucson media outlets reported that they received calls from irate viewers about the porn.

Some callers were angry that the porn appeared, others that the porn clip didn’t last longer.

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