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

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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 (www.Sky.com) offers a wide selection of free-to-air adult TV channels, such as Babestation 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.

Also, you'll need to make sure parental controls are turned off, if they aren't already. You can find this option settings of your Sky Q box.

Virgin Media Adult TV

Virgin Media (www.virginmedia.com) 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 get the Adult Collection, which bundles those three channels together at a substantial discount.

There are also channels, such Red Hot TV, that you can watch on a 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.

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TalkTalk Adult TV

A number of adult channels is available as part of a TalkTalk (www.TalkTalk.co.uk) Plus TV package. These include Babestation 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).

BT Adult TV

BT (www.BT.com) 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. By default, BT hides hides these channels, so you'll need to head to Settings > Parental Controls > Ristrict Rated Programmes to unblock them.

Adult TV deals

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

Best buy deals
  • Entertainment + Superfast Fibre + Weekend Calls
    £100 BT Reward Card - see BT's website for further details
    • Online Exclusive
    • Average speed* 50Mbps
    • £19.99 up-front costs
    • Weekend calls inc.
    • Offer ends
    • £44.99 per month
    18 month contract
  • Sky Entertainment + Fibre Unlimited
    Sky Q box
    • Average speed* 36Mbps
    • £39.95 up-front costs
    • Pay as you go phone
    • Offer ends
    • £40.00 per month
    18 month contract
  • Player TV Bundle
    V6 TiVo Box
    • Average speed* 54Mbps
    • Weekend calls inc.
    • Offer ends
    • £32.00 per month
    12 month contract
  • TV & Unlimited Broadband
    5GB data boost!
    • Average speed* 10Mbps
    • £10.00 up-front costs
    • Pay as you go phone
    • £30.50 per month
    18 month contract

*Average speeds are based on the download speeds of at least 50% of customers at peak time (8pm to 10pm). Speed can be affected by a range of technical and environmental factors. The speed you receive where you live may be lower than that listed above. You can check the estimated speed to your property prior to purchasing.

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.

The Playboy channel is available on a pay-monthly or pay-per-night basis from Virgin Media. It's part of the Adult Collection, or can be added to your package as a standalone channel.

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. If you want it, a quick Google search will do you right.

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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