MBC, which was criticized for inappropriate material photos and subtitles during the broadcast of the ‘2020 Tokyo Olympics’, made another subtitle mistake during the baseball broadcast.
MBC broadcast live the match between Korea and Israel in the first round of baseball group B at the ‘2020 Tokyo Olympics’ starting at 7 pm on the 29th.
At the beginning of the 6th inning, Korea and Israel faced 2-2, Israel’s attack continued, and Ryan Labanway hit a two-run home run against Choi Won-jun. Israel came back 4-2, and MBC sent out the caption, ‘Israel 4-2 Korea’, saying ‘The first round of Tokyo 2020 Tokyo Olympic Baseball Group B match is over’.
Unlike the KBO League, Olympic baseball has a cold game winning rule, so it can be finished before the 9th inning, but it is far from this game because it is more than 15 points in the 5th inning and more than 10 points in the 7th. Netizens who saw the subtitles reacted absurdly to MBC, which sent out the subtitles for ‘End of Match’ in episode 6. Fortunately, Korea won a difficult victory over Israel 6-5 on that day.
MBC has been on the cutting board due to frequent data and subtitle errors during the ‘2020 Tokyo Olympics’.
When the Ukrainian delegation appeared at the opening ceremony on the 23rd, he was at the center of controversy for using inappropriate images to introduce each country, such as including a photo of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.
On the 25th, when Romanian player Rajvan Marin scored an own goal in the men’s soccer group B qualifying match between Korea and Romania at Kashima Stadium in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan, the phrase “Thank you Marin’s own goal” was displayed in the upper right corner of the advertisement on the 25th. It floated and caused problems.
When criticism flooded in for the rude mistakes made in broadcasting the Olympic sports festival, MBC President Park Seong-je held a press conference on the 26th and apologized to the public.
President Park Seong-jae bowed his head, saying, “As the chief executive of MBC’s content, I bow my head and apologize to the people of the country who were hurt by the broadcast that lacked consideration for participating countries and to the viewers who were disappointed.” However, even after that, mistakes such as subtitles continued, adding to the disappointment.
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