Virgin Media’s Censorship Goes Haywire, Blanks Out Harmless Words

In what could be termed as an embarrassing glitch on the part of the telecom giant, Virgin Media's electronic programme guide (EPG) has found itself at the receiving end of some over-the-top censorship, which eventually resulted in even perfectly normal names being filtered as they sound somewhat similar to swear words.

Virgin Media's electronic programme guide has been filtering programme names such as "Jarvis C**ker's Sunday Service", or Manchester City v A**nal" highlights etc. The blunder didn't stop there. The EPG went on filtering the names such as Charles Dickens, Alfred Hitchcock, Will Smith featured movie Hancock etc.

The glitch was however, brought into Virgin Media's notice and the company says that they are working hard to fix the issue as soon as possible. "The altered titles have been swiftly analysed and we're fixing any remaining glitches," said a spokeswoman of Virgin Media, according to a BBC News report.

'Over the weekend a temporarily over-zealous profanity checker took offence at certain programme titles,' she added.

Discussions on the glitch eventually found their way all the way to numerous online forums, as well as Twitter.

Find the censor in action below [Courtesy: Mirror UK]