Sky apologises after ‘Homeland’ finale cut short

Satellite channel Sky has apologised to thousands of Homeland fans after the pre-record system inadvertently cut off the final half hour of the show’s end-of-series episode.

Despite receiving increasingly vocal criticism for its lack of rational plot-lines in the US terrorist-thriller’s second season, Tuesday night’s cliffhanger on RTÉ was still hotly anticipated.

However, people who chose to pre-record it on their Sky boxes faced the grim realisation yesterday that the final 30 minutes of the show was missing.

As a result, it meant people who have shown a slavish commitment to the at-times confusing series have been left in the dark over what happened.

It is believed the pre-record error occurred because the season-two finale episode lasted an hour and a half instead of the usual 60 minutes.

However, in a statement, a Sky Ireland spokesperson this has not yet been confirmed.

“Sky regrets any inconvenience caused to customers who experienced problems recording last night’s episode of Homeland.

“We are looking at the possible causes and how to avoid any recurrence in the future,” she said.

Avid fans of the US terrorist-thriller series can still catch the final, full-length episode on Channel 4 this Sunday or on the RTÉ Player any time.

While some fans voiced their anger about Tuesday night’s systems glitch, others saw the funny side.

One user who goes under the avatar-name @nottheRTEguide wrote: “The last 10 minutes of Homeland is only available to people who have paid their TV licence”.


Lifestyle

Columnist and trained counsellor Fiona Caine offers guidance to a woman who’s growing resentful of her widowed mum’s needy behaviour.Ask a counsellor: My mother is so clingy since losing my dad – what can I do?

More From The Irish Examiner