Porn TV: MultiChoice ponders 24-hour channel for adult content

2010-02-24 00:00

CAPE TOWN — MultiChoice is considering broadcasting pornography and the possibility of creating new pornography channels on DStv’s satellite service.

“MultiChoice has been inundated with requests for adult content on DStv over the past few months,” Jackie Rakitla, general manager of corporate affairs at MultiChoice, said yesterday.

“At this stage we’re merely doing research to determine the extent of interest in adult content, and we’re looking at the feasibility of implementing such a service.”

MultiChoice is using e-mail for market research purposes to test the interest in various broadcasting options, such as broadcasting “mixed pornography” (hard porn between 9 pm and 5 am and soft porn between 5 am and 9 pm), hard porn 24 hours per day, or soft porn 24 hours per day.

Respondents are also asked what they think the impact will be on the brand image of MultiChoice and DStv.

The free e.tv broadcasting service, which recently stopped broadcasting late-night erotica on Fridays and Saturdays, said yesterday this was done because “e.tv is constantly revising programme content”.

e.tv spokesperson Vasili Vass would not comment on reports that e.tv’s e.Sat, which supplies DStv with the eNews Channel, is working on the possibility of providing porn channels for MultiChoice.

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