The incident took place during a morning broadcast on the 24-hour Swedish news channel TV4 News, while the presenter was interviewing the station’s Moscow correspondent for the reaction in Russia to the Syrian president’s speech at the weekend.
As the two journalists discussed Russia’s support for the Syrian regime, an erotic film began playing on one of the TV screens located behind the anchor, the Local reported.
The pornographic film could be seen playing behind the presenter for about 10 minutes during the TV news broadcast.
TV4 news editor Andreas Haglind confirmed that the adult film had been shown live on TV4 News, but claimed that it didn’t mean that an employee was actively watching porn.
She said that rather the screen was likely tied to a computer server elsewhere in the studio connected to other channels operated by TV4-owned C More Entertainment (formerly Canal+), some of which broadcast erotic content.