Swedish news is hardcore.
While a TV news anchor reported a segment on Syria to a national audience Monday, porn mistakenly aired in the background for a full 10 minutes, English-language outlet The Local reports.
TV4 management eventually pulled the plug, explaining that the station is owned by a company that also broadcasts adult films on other channels. A computer mixup likely led to the steamy footage playing. TV4 editor Andreas Haglind said the station would do its best to ensure something like this would not happen again, The Local reports.
The newscaster was halfway through the broadcast when the explicit action popped up on a monitor behind her.
"I thought I was mistaken, but it soon became pretty clear when I saw how they moved," one viewer told Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet, the Daily Mail notes.
One YouTube viewer clearly entertained by the mixup commented to the effect of: "What's news doing on my porn?"
According to the station, TV4 is "easily the most-watched TV channel in Sweden among the main target group." Given recent events, we have a feeling those numbers might grow even more.
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