French studio Jacquie & Michel has launched its own television channel, J&M TV, exclusively on the Canal+ network.
Beginning on June 23, Canal+ network subscribers will be able to access J&M TV on Canal+ channel 222. Every night, from
midnight to 5 a.m., the channel's air time will be dedicated to X-rated content including the latest releases from the Elite label , exclusive previews, reports, interviews and on-set making of sequences of adult productions.
J&M TV will be
available in various pacakges and also available for stand alone subscription. J&M TV will be available online through the myCanal Adult Area (Espace Adulte).
Babecall is interactive adult chat advertising broadcast on the service Meet the Babes, which is available as part of a standard satellite subscription package. The content consists
of presenters inviting viewers to contact them via premium rate telephony services (PRS).
Meet the Babes is available without mandatory restricted access and is situated in the adult section of electronic programme guides
('EPGs'). The licence for the service is held by Escape Channel Limited.
Ofcom received a complaint about physical interaction between a presenter and a member of the production team. The presenter -- who was nude apart from ankle
boots and red bra-style lingerie which provided no cover over her breasts -- was positioned on all fours side-on to the camera and appeared to touch her genital area on several occasions during the broadcast. At 00:12:40 the presenter removed the red
A section of dialogue was followed by several shots of a partially obscured man (the producer), positioned behind the presenter. Only the man's clothed arm and chest were visible intermittently. Over a period of eight
minutes the man stroked and lightly slapped the presenter's buttocks. During this eight-minute period the presenter appeared to simulate that she was engaging in sexual acts with the producer who was positioned behind her and, briefly, in front of her,
as she knelt in front of him.
Ofcom considered BCAP Rule 4.2:
Advertisements must not cause serious or widespread offence against generally accepted moral, social or cultural standards.
Ofcom decision: Breach of BCAP rule 4.2
Ofcom's published guidance on the advertising of PRS adult chat services (the Chat Service Guidance) sets out what Ofcom considers to be acceptable to
broadcast on these services post-watershed. The Guidance states that licensees should: at no time broadcast images of any real or simulated sex acts; take particular care if two or more presenters appear together on-screen. If there is any contact
between the presenters of an erotic or sexual nature (for example kissing, stroking or contact between thighs, breasts or genital areas) or any miming or simulation of a sexual act performed by one presenter on another, in Ofcom's view there is a high
risk of causing serious or widespread offence against generally accepted standards; and at no time broadcast anal, labial or genital areas or broadcast images of presenters touching their genital or anal areas either with their hand or an object.
In this case, while the producer was not a presenter, in Ofcom's view the female presenter clearly intended viewers to think that she was taking part in sexual acts with a partner. This was reinforced by the presenter's statement
before the physical interaction occurred. Further, the presenter was nude and positioned on all fours, side-on to the camera with the producer behind her. The Licensee disputed the strength of the physical contact between the presenter and producer and
considered that it considered the material complied with requirements of BCAP Rule 4.2. In our view the contact was clearly intended to be sexual in nature given the other relevant factors, in particular: the presenter's preceding statements to camera,
the position of the producer behind the nude presenter and the reaction of the presenter once the producer joined her on set (i.e. thrusting and rocking) to imply interaction of a sexual nature
Our Decision is that this material
was in breach of BCAP Code Rule 4.2
Leading European studio Marc Dorcel brings its brand into a whole new region of the world with the launch of new TV channel Dorcel TV Africa, available exclusively on Les Bouquets CANAL +, which is carried in over 25 African countries.
Touted as the first 100 percent African XXX channel in Africa, the new outlet adds to the studio's portfolio that includes Dorcel TV and Dorcel XXX in Europe, which boast over 3 million subscribers across the continent.
Dorcel TV Africa is currently available on the EVASION+ package on channel 405, and can only be accessed using a parental code. The content is broadcast in French and English 24 hours per day, or between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m., depending
on country regulations.
According to the studio, the content on the new channel is shot entirely in Africa with local producers, directors and performers. The Marc Dorcel company has developed exclusive partnerships with several
African producers to produce films that accurately adhere to our ethical code of conduct, notably through the protection of the actresses and actors. All programs are produced in safe sex conditions.
Playboy TV has tapped leading European company Marc Dorcel to manage its television business in multiple overseas regions, effective May 1.
The deal, which includes linear channel programming, exclusive distribution and management of VOD content, will
cover Europe (except UK, Spain and Portugal), Africa and the Middle East.
The programming offered under the deal will include the best of Playboy TV's content library, as well as select Marc Dorcel titles.
We are happy to foster the
emblematic brand of Playboy TV in Europe, Marc Dorcel CEO Gregory Dorcel commented. We will use all our local expertise to fulfill one goal: make Playboy TV Europe as attractive as possible for the European viewers. We share many of the same universal
values and we are happy to bring this to life through content to the widest audience by leveraging Playboy TV's brand power with our European know-how.
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