Here’s how the UN was doing it wrong. On the left is the UN logo. On the right, the one from Halo. Source: Supplied
The BBC displayed a logo from Halo, while newsreader Sophie Raworth presented a report on the deadly unrest in Syria. Picture: BBC Source: Supplied
THE BBC apologised to viewers after mistakenly showing a graphic from the hit computer game Halo in place of the UN Security Council logo.
In a report last week on the continuing deadly unrest in Syria, the British public broadcaster ran a large graphic behind presenter Sophie Raworth as she read the news, The Guardian reported.
Unfortunately, instead of the Security Council logo, viewers were shown the badge of the United Nations Space Command, the military agency depicted in popular interstellar war game Halo.
Viewers quickly spotted the error and posted pictures on social media sites, The Sun reported.
A BBC spokesperson said: “BBC News makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of all images broadcast, however very occasionally mistakes do happen.
“Unfortunately an incorrect logo was used during a segment on last week’s News at One bulletin and we apologise to viewers for the mistake.
“The image was not broadcast in our later bulletins.”