TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) – A cable television provider has apologized to Tucson-area customers over a 30-second porn interruption during the Super Bowl. Philadelphia-based Comcast issued a brief statement Monday saying the company is “mortified” and is conducting a thorough investigation.
Comcast spokeswoman Jennifer Khoury says the initial investigation suggests that the interruption was an “isolated, malicious act.”
The company says only customers in the Tucson area receiving the standard definition feed – not high definition – were affected.
Tucson media outlets reported that they received calls from irate viewers about the porn, which aired just after the Arizona Cardinals’ Larry Fitzgerald scored on a long touchdown reception during the game’s final minutes.