STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Sweden’s state broadcaster SVT showed a little too much when it mistakenly showed a porn movie in the background of a news broadcast.Since I read the article I've been trying to come up with a snappy line about it. So far I've got:
Viewers of a five-minute news update at midnight Saturday could see explicit scenes from a Czech porn movie on a TV screen behind a news anchor.
The monitor -- one of many on the wall of a control room visible behind the studio -- normally shows other news channels during broadcasts. But staffers who earlier in the evening had watched a sports event on a cable channel -- which often shows X-rated films after midnight -- had forgotten to switch it back, said news director Per Yng.
“This is highly embarrassing and unfortunate,” Yng said. “It must not happen again.”
A producer quickly spotted the sex scenes and ran into the control room and turned off the monitor, Yng said. He said there had been no complaints from viewers about the mishap, but “enormous interest from media.”
- (In a conspiratorial whisper)Do we tell Katie Couric about this?
- (With world-weary authority) Local news is going to get real interesting during the next sweeps.