An Irish TV channel aired a station promo of a monster kicking a caravan over a cliff and into the sea, directly before their news coverage of a storm in which a woman died when her caravan was blown into the water.
TG4 aired the uncanny on Wednesday night which showed three giant beast-like figures as they made their way to the coast. One can be seeing fishing in the sea, another drags a caravan along the ground, while the third kicks a caravan into the ocean.
Unfortunately, the promo was directly followed up by a news program - in the country’s native Irish language - which opened with headlines about Storm Ali. The storm claimed the lives of two people including a Swiss woman who died after her caravan was blown off a cliff in Galway.
Many viewers picked up on the “truly bizarre” oversight and took to social media to virtually shake their heads at the channel. A spokesman for the channel apologised for the “auto scheduled” promotional sequence, designed to identify the station to viewers - known as an ‘ident,’ and said they removed it from rotation immediately after it aired.
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“The ident is one of a series of six idents, running since 2013, which are auto scheduled. The ident broadcast ONCE yesterday, and was immediately removed from the schedule,” a spokesman told The Irish Sun.
“TG4 sincerely apologise for the unfortunate scheduling of this ident and any undue stress caused.”
Eyes On Events.com has reached out to the channel for comment.
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