Employee believed the image from Assassin's Creed was of Damascus' skyline.
Danish television channel TV2 has apologised for using an image of Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed to illustrate a news report about Syria.
The channel's head of news, Jacob Nybroe, said to the Times of Israel on Sunday that the mix-up was a terrible mistake and a "reminder to us all of the importance of verifying the sources of pictures."
Nybroe said the channel only learned about the mistake last week and said an employee for the network found the image online and believed it to be a photo of Damascus' skyline.
The shot from Assassin's Creed was broadcast behind news anchor Cecilie Beck on February 26.
In another news report about Syria last year, the BBC broadcast the logo of Halo's fictional United Nations Space Command in a report about the very real United Nations Security Council.
I live in the middle east and personally I'm getting sick of everyone and their grandmother thinking we live in some random Indiana johns/transformers/ insert random stereo type about the middle east movie..
honestly most movies are fiction and others are just plain stupid/insulting, we don't live in tents in the desert most middle east countries have places that would put 90% of the cities in USA or Europe to shame, the middle east just looks like everywhere else, we have cars and cells and iphones and roads and chairs and TVs
people in the west (in general) should grow out of the stereo typical bullshit Hollywood has fed them when they were young . People in the west are so detached from the real world I could fake an alien invasion right now and most of them would fall for it.
it's pretty obvious it's computer generated I know they think we live in tents which is true lately but we are not cartoons.
ITV's gaffe i can understand, Arma's visuals are pretty realistic..
but how dumb does a guy in the BBC have to be to not be able to identify the UN's logo ?????
It's alright, Danish news channel. Syria doesn't need an apology, and Assad could use a visit from Altair right about now.
This makes me very proud of being Danish. Well, not really. ^^
Today the same News Channel is covering the election on Greenland, and meant to show the flag of Greenland in the right lower corner. It was a good idea, but they used the Japanese flag instead by accident. They look familiar, but come on~! c:
News update, many citizens have reported seeing a hooded figure jumping off tall buildings and landing in their carefully gathered hay stack. Farmer's claim it to be the works of teenagers from the local gangs being high on "hash".
Breaking news, several key members of the Kingdom of Jerusalem were murdered in what was thought to be a re-initiation rite for a hashashin member who has fallen from grace. More on this at the 9 o'clock news...
Why are you surprised. Working in news business only require ability talk BS 24/7 and support those who fund your BS.
News is about money, it is not about relevance or providing solid information.
This does not justify the mistake. AC picture is from the ages of the crusade and cities nowadays look more modern. If the news agency cannot tell whats the difference between 12th century and now, how can they be trusted?
Im from Denmark, and what the F*** HAHA,
But they should be prould of giving the people top quality News ;P
I don't know if i should be be shocked or not...but its pretty funny. The Halo united nations one is epic too!
(1) Ubisioft should be proud for creating a realistic render of my city
(2) I don't recall my city suffering from anti-aliasing issues.
LOL this sounds like a story that should be on The Onion!! You know whoever did this is getting fired lmao.
You know that guy is getting ripped a new one for that...his buddies at the station will never let him live this one down.
Hilarious! We can expect SimCity simulated cities now to be used as stand-ins for news channels background scenes.
Martin Gaston you dawg!!! lol funny i read this very same exact article on IGN yesterday including the last part about the BBC and Halo, the only thing you didnt copy from IGN was the link to the BBC story
Considering Syria's been in a civil war for a while now, I would have expected them to use a shot of a skyline from Gears of War.
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