Comcast credits unfortunate viewers


The Comcast carriage of KVOA-TV’s Super Bowl program was interrupted by a brief clip of pornography. The cable system has ruled out any kind of equipment malfunction and is still investigating what has been determined to be a malicious prank. The television station is completely in the clear, as are all other area MVPDs. Comcast is giving any customers who call in to complain a $10 credit, and continues investigate the matter. The FCC says it has not received any format complaints as yet.

RBR/TVBR observation: Good move on Comcast’s part. As for any ramifications, we sincerely hope that Comcast is seen as a victim here, not a culprit. There is no such thing as 100% foolproof security, and it does no good to prosecute media companies for this kind of malicious attack.