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Porn appears in Dish Disney DVR playback

Sept. 19, 2012 at 3:17 PM   |   Comments

FAIRVIEW, N.C., Sept. 19 (UPI) -- A North Carolina woman said 6 minutes of pixilated pornography appeared in a recording of the Disney Channel on her Dish Network-issued DVR.

Georgie Brown of Fairview said she recorded "Lilo and Stitch" from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 7 on the Disney Channel and played the recording for her children -- ages 5, 3 and nearly 2 -- Sept. 10, WHNS-TV, Greenville, S.C., reported Wednesday.

Brown said the recording displayed a message at one point saying there had been a signal loss and 6 minutes of pixilated pornography then appeared, followed by another message that accompanied the return of the Disney cartoon.

David Guttey, a Dish Network contractor who looked at Brown's receiver, said the incident could not have been caused by the channel being changed. He said other customers may have experienced the same problem when watching the program.

"I've been in the TV industry for 15 years and I've never once seen that," Guttey said. "It kind of had me astonished."

Dish Network issued a statement saying the incident was being investigated.

"We have technology in place to help ensure we deliver the content that subscribers want to watch," the statement said. "We are working with various partners and our customers to better understand what occurred."

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