ITV strike again! Another gaffe as viewers left watching news not extra time in Madrid
23:41 GMT, 25 April 2012
ITV were left red-faced again on Wednesday night after they were forced to apologise for another gaffe during their live football coverage.
At the start of extra time of Bayern Munich’s Champions League semi-final clash with Real Madrid, ITV1 HD cut from the match to their news studio, where Mark Austin was shown preparing to read the 10pm bulletin.
The broadcaster later tweeted apologising for the mistake.
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Gaffe: ITV HD's Champions League coverage cut to newsreader Mark Austin in the studio by mistake
'A technical fault in extra-time resulted in a brief break in transmission for some viewers in the south east, for which we apologise’.
It’s the latest in a long list of howlers by the broadcaster.
It is the latest FA Cup gaffe to hit the channel.
The broadcaster infamously missed Dan Gosling's extra-time winner for Everton against rivals Liverpool in 2009 after cutting to an advert break.
And a year earlier ITV bosses were left red-faced after Histon's historic FA Cup giant-killing against Leeds was marred by swearing and full-frontal nudity.
At the last World Cup, fans watching England's opening group game against the United States in HD, missed Steven Gerrard's goal after the channel cut to an advert.