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Porn appears on rugby programme

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Some New Zealand rugby fans were shocked by unexpected pornography

New Zealand rugby fans watching a regular sports programme found themselves viewing hardcore pornography instead on Sunday afternoon.

Four minutes of pornography interrupted sports coverage on the Prime Television channel, after what a spokesman described as a distribution mix up.

The pornographic footage was meant for an adult pay-per-view channel.

Instead, it found its way onto a regular free-to-air programme called Grassroots Rugby.

Rival television channels reported that some viewers were angry about the broadcast, which may have been seen by children.

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