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Adult HDTV Comes to DIRECTV

The satellite TV service will launch a weekend block of high-def adult movies following the Super Bowl, TVPredictions.com has learned.

By Phillip Swann


Washington, D.C. (Jan. 27) -- Not sure how to end your Super Bowl soiree this Sunday night? Well, DIRECTV may have an interesting party idea for owners of High-Definition TVs.


Shortly after the game, the satellite TV service will kick off its first offering of adult movies in HDTV, TVPredictions.com has learned. The films, which will come from Playboy and the Spice channel, will be available on DIRECTV's Pay-Per-View channel from midnight to 6 a.m. ET.


Following Super Bowl Sunday, DIRECTV's adult HDTV block will air every Thursday through Sunday from midnight to 6 a.m. ET.


Robert Mercer, a DIRECTV spokesman, said he was not sure how much DIRECTV will charge for the six-hour block. However, since the films will be in HDTV, the price will likely be slightly more than regular adult PPV blocks, which run up to $12.


This could be the first launch of adult HDTV in the United States. Cablevision's VOOM satellite TV service has announced that it will carry the Spice HD channel, but has yet to reveal a launch date.


Many industry experts have speculated that HDTV could be a new revenue driver for the adult industry. The format's incredible picture is so life-like that it's been compared to looking through a window, which could heighten the sensation of watching an adult film.


However, Playboy TV president Jim English sounded a note of caution last summer when asked if adult films would fare well on HDTV.


"A lot of the girls are not that pretty. You can only do so much with hair and make-up," English said in an interview with TVPredictions.com. "HDTV is perfect for National Geographic and the National Football League where you don't expect people to be pretty. But adult films are all about the close-up. With surgeries and implants, I don't know if you want to see everything in HDTV."


Phillip Swann is President & Publisher of TVPredictions.com and a weekly columnist for Television Week. He is also the author of "TV dot Com: The Future of Interactive Television." If you would like to contact Mr. Swann, he can be reached at [email protected] .
 

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However, Playboy TV president Jim English sounded a note of caution last summer when asked if adult films would fare well on HDTV.


"A lot of the girls are not that pretty. You can only do so much with hair and make-up," English said in an interview with TVPredictions.com. "HDTV is perfect for National Geographic and the National Football League where you don't expect people to be pretty. But adult films are all about the close-up. With surgeries and implants, I don't know if you want to see everything in HDTV."
LMAO... ;)


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BEV has been providing adult HDTV for about 2 months now. It is intermittently provided on the VUHD channels. But this will be the first opportunity for us southern Canadians to see adult HDTV.
 

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*wretch*


Philip Swann sounds forth yet again?
 

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It gives a new meaning.. well a couple new meanings I suppose, to simply hoping it's not too soft.
 

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Thank god for Phillip Swann, if he wasn't on the job where would we get our info? Oh wait, this has been discussed here for almost a week.


Do these jokers (Swann and the like) make money off this sort of "prophecy", or is it just seeing their name in print?


I think I missed the boat, my 9-5 just seems so unfulfilling. Maybe I can start an HDTV Psychic Hotline and get Dionne Warwick to hawk it for me. Hell if people gave Miss Cleo money, why not me.


Sorry to vent, just hit me the wrong way this AM.
 

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Adult HDTV Comes to DIRECTV

The satellite TV service will launch a weekend block of high-def adult movies following the Super Bowl, TVPredictions.com has learned.

By Phillip Swann
"Has learned", eh? Perhaps from AVSFORUM a week ago?
 

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I'm sure glad that they are filling something else in that spot that is actually more watchable than the crap they put on that channel now for PPV movies. I just looked at the schedule for March and there isn't one HD release on HDPPV. Even if there was, the selections possible are all quite terrible.


Viva la porn!
 

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I'm curious, is this soft or hard core porn? I haven't seen Spice, I did subscribe to Playboy TV for awhile but canceled it since most of the movies were soft porn. Is this different?
 

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gps....... actually it has gotten hardcore......The directors cut movies at 11pm are hardcore.....
 

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They won't have a money shot. DirecTV doesn't air those, as they are illegal in 7 states. I haven't checked out any of their non-playboy channels to see if they have them on those channels, but there is never the truly full on hard core on Playboy, even on the director's cut films.
 
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