The folks at Time Warner Cable had lots of apologizing to do yesterday after viewers in some parts of North Carolina were treated to footage of naked ladies on what are listed as two different children’s channels.
For about two hours on Tuesday, Time Warner customers in the Cary, NC, area who went to look at either the Kids On Demand or PreSchool On Demand channels got an eyeful of nubile nudes playing in the preview window next to all the selections for the little ones.
“We’re very, very sorry it happened. We know parents are concerned,” Says a rep for TWC, “Basically, we had a piece of equipment fail and what happened is some previews for the Playboy Channel actually got diverted into the preview box on our Kids on Demand and our PreSchool On Demand… It took about an hour or so once we were notified of the problem to actually get it fixed.”
And considering the error occurred during the hours when kids are most likely to have the TV on while getting ready for school, the rep admits, “Unfortunately it hit at the worst possible time on the worst possible channels.”
While TWC believes that only a small number of young people actually viewed the adults-only footage, the rep concedes, “But one’s too many!”