Adult TV channels: What you can watch and where you can watch it

ByDuncan Heaney
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There are over 30 adult channels available on UK TV, including Playboy TV, the Adult Channel and Television X. Some you can even pause, fast-forward and rewind. What are the best options?

Sky Adult TV

Sky ( offers a wide selection of free-to-air adult TV channels, such as Babestation, Northern Birds and Playboy TV chat. These channels are available free with any Sky package.

There are also a range of premium channels, such as Television X and Playboy TV, which are subject to daily or monthly subscription charges.

Bear in mind that although your Sky TV package will give you access to all free-to-air channels, including adult channels, their availability is out of Sky's control. This means that the adult TV channels available to you could be added or removed without notice.

See all Sky channels

Virgin Media Adult TV

Virgin Media ( offers a selection of adult TV channels on pay monthly plans and on-demand. You can add an adult channel - Playboy TV, the Adult Channel or Televsion X - to your package for a monthly charge.

Alternatively, you can watch these channels, and a few more, including Red Hot TV and Freaky, on a pay-per-night basis.

If you would like to get any of Virgin Media's adult TV channels, first choose a TV package. You will be given the option to add adult channels to your basket later in the order process.

See all Virgin Media TV channels.

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TalkTalk Adult TV

A number of adult channels is available as part of a TalkTalk ( Plus TV package. These include Babestation, Blue and Television X. Bear in mind that some channels charge a monthly or daily fee to view.

To find adult channels on TalkTalk YouView, go to the adult section in the electronic programme guide (EPG).

Find out more about TalkTalk TV

BT Adult TV 

BT ( doesn't have much in the way of unique adult channels - you get what's available with standard Freeview. That means you can get Television X, Blue, Smile and more.

Find out more about BT TV

Adult TV deals

Here are some of the best TV deals currently available. Adult channels can be watched or subscribed to through each.

TV and broadband deals

Virgin Media
The Original Bundle + Broadband Unlimited Big Easy Plus TV TV Starter + Unlimited Broadband + weekend calls
Monthly cost £14.00 (for 12 months, then £30.00 per month thereafter) 1st year cost: £184.95 Monthly cost £15.00 (for 12 months, then £24.00 per month thereafter) 1st year cost: £189.99 Monthly cost £10.00 (for 12 months, then £20.00 per month thereafter) 1st year cost: £126.75 Monthly cost £5.99 (for 12 months, then £24.00 per month thereafter) 1st year cost: £128.83
Up To 17 Mb Up To 50 Mb Up To 17 Mb Up To 17 Mb
Pay as you go Weekend calls inc. Day, eve & wknd calls inc. Weekend calls inc.
Channels 113 Channels 91 Channels 83 Channels 84
Call Sky on 0800 151 2878
Mon to Sun 8am-10pm
Call Virgin Media on 0808 168 6088
Open 24/7
Call TalkTalk on 0800 049 7843
Mon to Thurs 8am-10pmFri to Sun 8am-9pm
Call BT on 0800 783 5390
Mon to Sun 8am-6.30pm

Popular Adult TV channels  

Popular adult channels in the UK include:

Playboy TV: Perhaps the world's best known provider of adult programming and magazines. It all began with the magazine and that famous logo, but the empire has grown and it now offers entertainment on a dedicated TV channel.

Playboy content is available on-demand from BT Vision (available via YouView and BT Vision+ set top boxes) and YouView from TalkTalk. The Playboy channel is available on a pay-monthly or pay-per-night basis from Virgin Media.  It's also available on Sky as part of the 'Adult Pack', which also gives you the Adult Channel, Climax, ExGirlfriends, and access to online on-demand content.

TVX: Also known as Television X, this channel broadcasts adult programming every night. Monthly subscriptions are available for Sky, Virgin Media, and YouView from TalkTalk.

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