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Time Warner Sorry for Airing PlayboyTV on Kids Chann

Discussion in 'The OT' started by texasmoose, Mar 18, 2010.

  1. texasmoose

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    Apparently there was a mix up with their programming.

    Time Warner Sorry for Airing Playboy TV on Kids Channel

    A "technical malfunction" in Raleigh, North Carolina caused Playboy Channel previews to air on two Time Warner cable channels dedicated to children's programming for two hours.
     
  2. pfp

    pfp Whatever

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    We see this happen every few years or so. There really should be something in place to stop it. Something like a v-chip for broadcasters where the equipment will not accept adult programming on certain channel assignments.
     
  3. dpeters11

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    Except I don't remember it ever happening for that long. A few seconds maybe, but two hours?
     
  4. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    Oh, to be a kid again.
     
  5. matt

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    hear hear!
     
  6. pfp

    pfp Whatever

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    So what's an acceptable amount of time to show porn instead or Dora the Explorer?
     
  7. Scott Kocourek

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    Who can watch porn for two hours anyway?:lol:



    Sorry I couldn't resist.
     
  8. dpeters11

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    There isn't. The comment was that we've seen this before, my comment was that it was for a lot longer than I've ever heard of.

    I read an original article on it, and they said it took about an hour after they were notified about the issue to fix it. So I'm wondering, was it on for two hours before they were notified, or did they let it run an hour while fixing it rather than yanking the signal basically and working off air?
     
  9. Earl Bonovich

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    The way I read the report, it sounds like it was "previews"
    So it sounds like, to me, that it was during the commercial breaks....

    Doesn't excuse it, by any way shape or form, but it at least explains why it took two hours... as possible for the first 30-45 minutes no one saw it... then the calls came in, they flip the channel on... and see the normal kids programming.

    probably wasn't another 20-30 minutes until one of the previews cycled in during a commecial break...

    Just guessing, but that is my take on what was reported.
     
  10. Stewart Vernon

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    This is a valid thread topic, but let's please avoid going down the road of details and innuendo. Remember this is a family-friendly forum.
     
  11. dirtyblueshirt

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    I'm gonna veer off real quick... but did you finally get the second round of Pepsi Throwback there? :grin:
     
  12. Stewart Vernon

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    I don't think so... I did get another case of Mountain Dew the other day but the grocery store (Food Lion) was almost out. I need to keep hunting as I'm scraping the bottom and need my sugar throwback fix soon!
     
  13. dirtyblueshirt

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    Same here, it's scarce at Vons, but plentiful in the 20oz variety at the local liquor store.
     
  14. James Long

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    For those interested in the thread topic ...
    http://www.kfwb.com/Time-Warner-Sorry-for-Airing-Playboy-TV-on-Kids-Ch/6596055

    There is an appropriately blurred video of what people saw.
    It was on two OnDemand channels ... 6:15am-8:15am.

    The OnDemand menus are on the left and bottom of the screen. The video is a loop that shows in the upper right the entire time the channel is tuned. (These were not insert ads in a regular channel ... this was a continuous loop of PlayboyTV that belonged on an "adult" content menu.)

    KFWB reported that the Time Warner engineers saw a black screen when they went to fix the problem ... which delayed the fix as they didn't know who was affected and what plugs to pull to get that video off.
     
  15. matt

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    ""technical malfunction"" LOL
     
  16. BubblePuppy

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    Stuff happens. I guess the importance of this snafu is in direct proportion of the mountain people will make of this cotton ball incident. Soon the angry masses will be screaming for a government investigation into why little Johnny's eyes have been burned out.
     
  17. Nick

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    The...
    "He should be able to come in here, eat a pop-tart and watch Sponge Bob."

    ...or, the child could be fed a healthy breakfast at the kitchen table, then be allowed to watch 30 minutes of tv, perhaps on the Discovery channel or NatGeo. :rolleyes:
     
  18. Stewart Vernon

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    These kinds of mistakes are bad... and there need to be consequences in order to encourage companies to try NOT to make them...

    ..but

    at the same time, whatever happened to parental responsibility? Too many people are using TVs as pseudo babysitters... without finding out what their kids are watching... and that I put squarely on the parent.
     
  19. phrelin

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    The Raleigh News & Observer story to me makes it clear that the world won't come to an end because of the mistake:
    I suppose if you plop your kid down in front of a 103" plasma he or she might have some questions. But if you had the kid in front of a 26" TV, he or she would have to put his or her nose against the screen to see much. And most kids that age would be busy pushing buttons to get to Spongebob.

    Still, one has to wonder how bad your luck has to be to get the Playboy Channel in the screwup instead of the Discovery Channel.
     
  20. dpeters11

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    Likely not everyone thinks NatGeo is age appropriate either. I must have been an odd child...I watched The Today Show, PBS kids shows if I was home later. If it were still on, I'd probably still watch 3-2-1 Contact, and my idea of a Cartoon are classics like Looney Tunes and Flintstones. That makes me feel a bit old...
     

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