November 30, 1990 |
The Justice Department turned off the nation's only satellite pornography network Thursday, obtaining an agreement from its owners to plead guilty to felony obscenity charges and to cease operations. The American Exxxstasy station was pioneering a potential new market by broadcasting hard-core adult movies daily to 30,000 nationwide subscribers equipped with their own satellite dishes. The service cost $300 a year.
May 4, 1990 |
No Dishes Off the Dish: A Bible Belt prosecutor in Montgomery, Ala. has pulled the plug on a national X-rated TV channel that beamed movies like "Ramb-Ohhh! Sex Platoon" and "Hardcore Girlfriends" to satellite dish owners. Civil libertarians are alarmed by the ease with which Dist. Atty. Jimmy Evans drove New York-based Home Dish Satellite Networks Inc. out of business.
May 14, 1989 |
More than a week after sexually explicit programming was introduced amid a storm of protest, some residents are incensed that Foothills Cablevision has failed to distribute information about blocking out the service. Beginning May 1, about 10,000 subscribers in Glendora, La Verne, Monrovia, San Dimas and parts of Bradbury have been able to phone in orders for movies on the Tuxxedo Network on a pay-per-view basis. The new offerings include films such as "Big" and "Gorillas in the Mist."