Home > News > Web / Tech News > South Africans Want Their Porn TV • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options

NEWS STORY

South Africans Want Their Porn TV

South Africans Want Their Porn TV
Get XBIZ News
XBIZ Research
Will virtual reality headsets like the Oculus Rift revolutionize adult entertainment?
Yes
  53.73%
No
  46.27%
Out of 134 votes. Results based on votes submitted by members of XBIZ.net social network.
XBIZ Miami - June 1-4
Feb 1, 2013 7:30 AM PST    Text size: 

CAPE TOWN — Record numbers of South African citizens and organizations have told the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) that they want pay TV operator TopTV to be allowed to broadcast porn.

The formal public authorization request that outlines TopTV's plan — usually boring and routine — has shattered the local TV industry record with 285 submissions to the broadcasting regulator. The outpouring marked the largest number of submissions ever received.

TopTV has applied to run a bouquet of three 24-hour adult subscription channels that includes Playboy TV, Desire TV and Private Spice in an effort to pull it our of financial troubles.

On Digital Media (ODM), which runs the struggling TopTV service, voluntarily backed out of a public hearing at the beginning of 2012 when it filed a similar application. At that time, company brass failed to deliver answers to ICASA regarding its porn bouquet and encryption plans.

TopTV reportedly took a hit to its brand as a result of the failed attempt at providing the adult service. The new channels would help the struggling company, but it said it still needs private investment to keep it afloat.

Subscribers under the new service would have to use a double PIN to access the channels and it would be restricted to users 18 and over.

The regulator now has to decide when a public hearing will take place as South African law currently prohibits the broadcasting of porn by pay TV operators. "We are currently analyzing all the submissions," an ICASA official said.

More ways to get XBIZ News:  RSS Feeds  |  E-Newsletters  |  Desktop Widget  |  Mobile
Looking for porn star news and behind-the-scene videos? Check out XFANZ.com !

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Alternative Payments Overcome Obstacles

The alternative payments market is becoming a bit of a misnomer because many aspects of what used to be considered “alternatives” are now being absorbed into the heart of mainstream payment... More »

Selecting the Right Billing Company

When adult online first began, there was a dearth of processing solutions available and early pioneers of digital porn scrambled to find ways to help willing consumers to become paying customers. Over... More »

Transaction Truths: Same Old E-Commerce? Not Even Close

Have you ever wondered when payment processing became all about rates? Perhaps it was a few years back when a recession hit the U.S. economy. Perhaps, at some level, it’s always been about rates. Although,... More »
XBIZ NEWSLETTERS
Stay informed of the latest industry developments. Get XBIZ newsletters delivered to your inbox. Subscribe today!
Enter email address:

* To manage existing subscriptions click here.






POPULAR PRODUCTS & SERVICES
Submit your press release to
multiple news outlets with 1 click.
Subscribe to RSS news feeds or
add free content to your website.
Access XBIZ news and articles
with your mobile device.
Access the latest issues of the industry's leading trade publications in digital form. View online or download for offline viewing.

UPCOMING EVENTS

The X Run

May 30 - May 30
Virginia Key Beach Park, FL

XBIZ Miami

Jun 01 - Jun 04
Miami, Florida

Camming Con

Jun 04 - Jun 07
Miami, Florida

EXXXOTICA Chicago

Jun 12 - Jun 14
Chicago, Illinois
Everyday thousands of business professionals browse XBIZ's industry directory for quality products and services. Not listed yet? Your company could be losing potential new business. Submit your company today!
Use XBIZ RSS feeds to stay informed of the latest industry developments or as a content syndication tool for your website!