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February 16, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A federal judge in Salt Lake City fined a New York City company $150,000 for broadcasting pornographic movies by satellite to 30,000 subscribers across the country. Home Dish Only Satellite Networks Inc., operator of American Exxxtasy Channel, pleaded guilty to a single count of broadcasting an obscene film and agreed to destroy such movies as "Hard-Core Girlfriends" and "Hot Shorts." Movies were beamed to a satellite by a firm in Murray, Utah. Subscribers paid $260 a year.
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February 16, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A federal judge in Salt Lake City fined a New York City company $150,000 for broadcasting pornographic movies by satellite to 30,000 subscribers across the country. Home Dish Only Satellite Networks Inc., operator of American Exxxtasy Channel, pleaded guilty to a single count of broadcasting an obscene film and agreed to destroy such movies as "Hard-Core Girlfriends" and "Hot Shorts." Movies were beamed to a satellite by a firm in Murray, Utah. Subscribers paid $260 a year.
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February 19, 1990 | From Associated Press
Obscenity charges have been issued against a satellite adult-movie channel and three other companies, including GTE Corp., over broadcasts of what officials described as hard-core sex movies. Four companies and 10 individuals were indicted by a Montgomery County grand jury over the movies, which authorities said were picked up on home satellite dishes and, in some cases, recorded and viewed by teen-agers. Among those named in the 18-count indictment unsealed Friday were GTE Corp.
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November 30, 1990 | SUE ELLEN CHRISTIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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November 30, 1990 | SUE ELLEN CHRISTIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 4, 1990 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
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.
NEWS
May 14, 1989 | SIOK-HIAN TAY KELLEY, Times Staff Writer
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."
BUSINESS
February 19, 1990 | From Associated Press
Obscenity charges have been issued against a satellite adult-movie channel and three other companies, including GTE Corp., over broadcasts of what officials described as hard-core sex movies. Four companies and 10 individuals were indicted by a Montgomery County grand jury over the movies, which authorities said were picked up on home satellite dishes and, in some cases, recorded and viewed by teen-agers. Among those named in the 18-count indictment unsealed Friday were GTE Corp.
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