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    ITV HD own Goal - they miss Englands goal by going to advert

    ITV managed a spectacular own goal on their HD channel with their flagship World Cup game, Englands first game of the 2010 world cup competition.

    Just before Steven Gerrard scored, ITVHD went into advert mode and a Hyundai advert appeared. ITVHD viewers rejoined just in time to see Gerrard celebrating the goal, having missed the goal "live".

    At half-time, ITV presenter Adrian Chiles briefly apologised to viewers for the "interruption" - a move that only worsened the anger of fans.

    Those watching the ordinary standard definition ITV feed were unaffected and saw the goal.

    Television presenter Richard Madeley posted on his Twitter account: "Anyone else watching on ITV HD – they played a commercial OVER THE FIRST GOAL!"

    He later ridiculed the ITV apology, saying: "'Interruption in coverage' Adrian - ITV HD missed the ******* goal with a bloody advert!!!!There must have been near-riots in the pubs!"

    It also appears that ITV1HD are having technical problems with the HD feed and are infact using a SD upscaled feed for their ITV1 HD channel.

    ITV had to apologise after football fans missed Everton's winning goal against Liverpool after they cut to an ad break during their coverage back in February 2009.
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    Re: ITV HD own Goal - they miss Englands goal by going to advert

    According to one of the papers

    "Bookmakers Paddy Power had offered pre-tournament odds of 8/1 for the broadcaster to show any ad during play of any match in South Africa with pressure on ITV following their infamous Tic Tacs moment in February 2009.
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    Re: ITV HD own Goal - they miss Englands goal by going to advert

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    Re: ITV HD own Goal - they miss Englands goal by going to advert

    Tweets on ITV HD missing Englands World Cup Goal.

    Timwellspent tweeted: "ITV HD missed England's goal because it was playing an advert. A joke and embarrassment quite frankly."

    Another viewer, andrew_allison, was even angrier, tweeting "ITV is inept, amateurish and a b***** disgrace", while big_blue_wolf moaned that "ITV certainly know how to screw things up".

    Non-ITV HD viewers responded in much better humour, with alcnl tweeting: "Just wondering if ITV HD could go to an ad break now please, another goal would be nice."
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    Re: ITV HD own Goal - miss Englands goal by going to adverts

    One viewer writing in the ITV.com forum said: "I'm watching the game on Freesat HD and ITV cut to adverts just before England scored the first goal."

    Another wrote: "That was a disgrace, I miss the first England goal of the World Cup as ITV cut us to an advert break on ITV1 HD!!!"

    Those watching ITV1 were unaffected by the error.

    An ITV spokeswoman said: "A transmission problem temporarily affected ITV1's HD service during the England/USA match.

    "ITV standard definition service continued uninterrupted. We apologise for the interruption in transmission."

    Last year's FA Cup glitch led to 1,000 complaints.

    ITV boss Michael Grade described it as "inexcusable".
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    Re: ITV HD own Goal - they miss Englands goal by going to advert

    1966 England World Cup Win if shown by ITV!!!

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    Re: ITV HD own Goal - they miss Englands goal by going to advert

    ITV apologised "unreservedly" for the "unacceptable interruption" to the game when human error led to high-definition viewers missing about 20 vital seconds of football.

    A statement from ITV said: "An error by ITV's transmission providers, Technicolor, meant that ITV1 HD's coverage of the England v USA match was interrupted for approximately 20 seconds. ITV1's standard definition coverage was unaffected.

    ITV immediately investigated this issue and a preliminary report has indicated that the cause of the problem was human error at Technicolor, in London.
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    Ofcom receives 750 complaints over ITV World Cup goal gaffe

    Ofcom has received more than 750 complaints over a transmission glitch that saw around 1.5 mnillion fans miss England's opening goal in the World Cup tie with the USA, bringing the total number of complaints about ITV's broadcast to almost 6,000.

    The media regulator has received a total of 773 complaints about the incident which saw an ad aired as Steven Gerrard struck a fourth-minute goal during ITV's high-definition broadcast. ITV said it has received about 5,000 complaints about the incident which it put down to "human error" at transmission supplier Technicolor.

    Ofcom will now assess the complaints to see if there has been any breach of the broadcasting code.

    Bookie Paddy Power had taken "less than a dozen" bets at 8/1 on the market that ITV would show an ad during play of any World Cup match. There are not thought to have been any major winners from the glitch, which the Daily Mail insinuated might have been caused deliberately. "We have not ruled anything out but there is nothing to suggest that this is the case," said a spokesman for ITV.

    Paddy Power has now opened several new markets where punters can bet on another glitch occurring, with lengthened odds on the basis ITV will be running a very tight operation. The bookmaker is offering 20-1 that another ad is aired during play in any match or 50-1 that ITV misses airing another goal.

    There are even odds on which ad it would be that interrupted play – the glitch on Saturday night saw sponsor Hyundai's ad appear – if there was another transmission problem.

    Source: mediaguardian
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