Disgruntled ITV viewers have taken to social media offended at the truth that their TVs have ‘deleted’ Viewpoint before they’d had chance to watch it.
The new five-part thriller was all set to come to an finish on ITV on Friday evening however after, allegations of great misconduct have been levelled at its lead actor Noel Clarke, the channel took the choice to pull it from schedules.
BAFTA winner Clarke, additionally star of Sky drama Bulletproof, was accused of sexual harassment and bullying in allegations reported in Thursday’s Guardian and, with hours before Viewpoint’s remaining episode was due to air, ITV launched an announcement saying: “ITV has a zero tolerance coverage to bullying, harassment and victimisation and sturdy procedures in place to examine and take care of any complaints. We strongly imagine that everybody deserves to work in a supportive and protected atmosphere.
“In gentle of the very severe nature of the allegations in opposition to Noel Clarke raised by 20 girls within the Guardian’s report, ITV has determined it is now not applicable to broadcast the ultimate episode of the drama Viewpoint on ITV principal channel this night.”
The ITV assertion ended with the information that Viewpoint’s remaining half could be out there to watch on ITV Hub for “a restricted time”, with it later confirmed viewers would have till the tip of Sunday, May 2 to watch the final half or the entire collection in its entirety.
However, unaware there was such a short while body to watch it, irate viewers have not been left disillusioned not solely on it being swiftly eliminated from the Hub but additionally deleted from their Sky planners, regardless of the actual fact they’d set collection hyperlinks for the entire show or downloaded it all, not simply the cancelled remaining half.
One irritated viewer and Sky subscriber took to Twitter to rant: “Downloaded #Viewpoint however will not trouble watching since my sky field has auto deleted them. Surely if on the field go away them on for longer than 3 days?”
A member of Sky’s Help Team swiftly responded to the tweet to reply: “Hi, any content material that’s eliminated from your Sky field is due to licensing durations expiring. This is an ITV show and ITV management Catch Up & On Demand facets of their service. They could have extra information should you do have any additional questions relating to programming on ITV.”
Taking purpose at ITV, the identical viewer replied: Thank you Sky staff. @ITV why trouble having a catch up service if the programme deletes so rapidly.”
An equally irritated viewer tweeted: “After watching 4 episodes of viewpoint, I downloaded episode 5 after itv took it off, solely to discover out that sky had deleted my planner episode.”
Other followers of Viewpoint instructed these affected they might discover episode 5 on YouTube, however the hyperlink now exhibits an error message.