Canada Approves Adult Pay TV Channel

OTTAWA, Ontario — The Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission has approved an application filed by Montreal-based Sex-Shop Television Inc. to license a pay TV channel that will feature adult, erotic content.

Named “Vanessa,” the French-language channel will broadcast programming with "themes of sex appeal, sensuality, eroticism and sexuality."

The CRTC, an independent commission that regulates Canada’s broadcast and telecommunications industries, issued the license allowing documentary and new programming to be broadcast, as well as dramatic and comedy series, animated shows, mini-series, made-for-TV films, variety and game shows, and public service announcements.

However, the terms of the license restrict channel operators to broadcast any infomercials or any “corporate or promotional videos,” limiting the advertising potential for the channel.

The commission requires also that Vanessa comply with "general community standards within the context of a discretionary service intended for an informed public."

The commission stated further that, “due to the adult nature of the programming, [it] may only be distributed at the specific request of the subscriber and that distributors are not permitted to package the service in such a way that subscribers are obligated to purchase it in order to purchase any other programming service, other than an adult programming service.”

The license also requires distributors to take measures to fully block the reception of both the audio and video portions of the service to subscribers who request it not to be receivable in their home.

During the application process, the CRTC received “interventions” from only two individuals who felt that adult programming “offends their sensibilities and goes against their personal values.”

There was no further information indicating a projected launch date when Vanessa would begin broadcasting.


Copyright © 2024 Adnet Media. All Rights Reserved. XBIZ is a trademark of Adnet Media.
Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without express written permission is prohibited.

More News

Tahlia Paris Crowned 2023 Penthouse 'Pet of the Year'

Penthouse has announced that model, DJ and influencer Tahlia Paris has been named its 2023 Pet of the Year.

Eye of Love Candles Featured at 'Patti Stanger: The Matchmaker' Launch Party

Eye of Love's pheromone candles were featured this week at the New York launch party for the CW reality show "Patti Stanger: The Matchmaker."

MixedX Releases 'Kitsune's Love Illusion'

MixedX has released "Kitsune’s Love Illusion," starring May Thai, Kate Quinn and Christy White.

Tonga Expands Dreamtoys Startroopers Collection

Tonga has added six more anal stimulation toys to its space-themed Dreamtoys Startroopers collection.

LELO Surveys Top 10 Countries With the Best Sex Ed

LELO has revealed the results of its recent study ranking the 10 countries with the best sex education.

Jewelz Blu Makes Her Anal Debut With Brazzers

Jewelz Blu performs her first anal scene alongside Scott Nails in "Obsessive Anal Thoughts," from Brazzers.

Robby Echo Fully Rebrands as 'Robby Apples'

Performer and creator Robby Echo has formally announced that he will be using the name “Robby Apples” going forward.

Brenna McKenna Makes Her Hookup Hotshot Debut

Brenna McKenna has made her Hookup Hotshot debut, alongside Nade Nasty.

Marvin Love, Jimmy Lopez Launch The Bakery Talent Agency

Director Marvin Love and production manager Jimmy Lopez have launched a new talent agency, The Bakery.

Lilly Bell Crowned April Bang! Babe of the Month

Paysite has named Lilly Bell as its "Bang! Babe of the Month" for April.

Show More