Young viewers of kids TV shows in North Carolina got a glimpse of something far more risque than their favourite cartoons when a cable glitch broadcast two hours of the Playboy channel.
“Due to a technical malfunction, some adult programs had been diverted on children’s networks,” said Alex Dudley, vice president of public relations at Time Warner Cable.
“We sincerely apologise,” he added.
The equipment failure took place between 6:15am and 8:15am on Tuesday (local time).
Previews of adult shows with scantily clad women striking suggestive poses and talking dirty were broadcast into a portion of the ‘Kids on Demand’ and ‘Preschool on Demand’ channels, local media said.
The cable operator reportedly learned of the glitch when worried parents alerted them to the problem.