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Globovisión: Break in transmission was a human error

The legal counsel of the private news TV channel attributed the occurrence on Thursday to a "spontaneous event" that will be investigated

An inquest will be conducted to ascertain whether the action was deliberate (File photo)
GABRIELA TURZI VEGAS |  EL UNIVERSAL
Friday November 16, 2012  04:33 PM
Ricardo Antela, the legal counsel of private news TV channel Globovisión, affirmed that the break in the obligatory simultaneous broadcast on Thursday during a ministerial council led by President Hugo Chávez, was out of human error by the master operator.

Antela pointed out that its client forwarded a letter to the director of the Venezuelan National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel), Pedro Maldonado, and set up a telephone contact to explain that around 4:28 pm, the TV channel representatives noticed that the transmission would stop for about three seconds.

The glitch occurred, according to the attorney, while recording the program "Con todo y Penzini." In the meantime, one of the films of the Harry Potter saga popped up.

Furthermore, he vowed to investigate the event to elucidate whether the operator acted knowingly. Despite a "spontaneous event," he added, it was "gross error."

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Translated by Conchita Delgado
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