Disruption in Germany’s most popular television series “Tatort”: At the beginning of the crime thriller “Zerrissen” there is music to be heard, but no voices. ARD apologizes and explains the breakdown.
Breakdown in the home cinema of millions of households: There were sound problems in the first few minutes of the broadcast of the latest Stuttgart “crime scene” at prime time. The ARD wrote in the evening on An average of 8.39 million (28.0 percent) sat in front of the television when the “crime scene” broke down.
A spokeswoman for First German Television explained to the German Press Agency that evening that there had been a nationwide problem with the playback of the Dolby Surround multi-channel sound system for almost nine minutes. The center channel, on which the voices and dialogues can be heard, was disturbed. According to ARD, there were no problems with stereo TV.
Shortly after 8:15 p.m. on the platform
And that’s what the case was about, which started without dialogue for many viewers: Shortly before closing time, a jeweler in Stuttgart is robbed. A customer dies.
The robbers’ actions are similar to an attack known to the police and so a family comes into the focus of the investigators Thorsten Lannert and Sebastian Bootz (Richy Müller and Felix Klare), but above all a teenager who is under the age of criminal responsibility and who was a scammer.
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