Pornography in Background of News
Viewers tuning into the midnight news Saturday night/Sunday morning on Swedish public television’s news channel SVT 24 got a shock when they were watching a report on the election campaign.
On one of the TV screens behind news presenter Peter Dahlgren, hardcore pornography was being shown. The TV monitor was supposed to be displaying CNN, but apparently staff on night duty had been watching a sports event on the pay channel Canal Plus earlier and forgot to switch stations.
Canal Plus generally shows an erotic film after midnight. At the time there was no one on duty in the control room, but a producer ran in and turned off the monitor.
SVT’s Magnus Åkerlund said he was shocked and upset, and promised an investigation.