A ‘specially-prepared’ edition of Underbelly which screened to viewers in New South Wales last night may have carried different audio, but the Closed Captions which accompanied it were identical around the country.
Tell Them Lucifer was Here had been altered by Channel Nine due to a pending legal case in New South Wales, principally changing the names of certain characters.
But the Closed Captions, which provide subtitles for the hearing impaired, used the original names of the characters as seen by viewers in other states of Australia.
Nine had been sensitive to legal issues by revoicing some scenes, using CGI, withholding media DVDs and limiting cast for interviews, especially in New South Wales.
The error could carry significant legal ramifications.
Last night a Nine spokesperson declined to comment on the matter to TV Tonight.
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