April 27, 2000 10:54pm
Penthouse to disrobe on Brazil pay TV
by: Marcelo Cajueiro
(RIO DE JANEIRO) -- More sex is coming to Brazil. Local pay-TV programmer Starwave will launch adult-entertainment channel Penthouse TV in Brazil and has plans to expand to other Latino countries.
The 24-hour channel, to showcase Penthouse-produced pictures from the U.S. and other soft-core porn, will be the first channel in international markets to feature Penthouse-branded programming, Starwave's commercial director Ivan Barcellos said.
Starwave has dubbed into Portuguese more than 100 Penthouse films made in the USA. The channel will also feature purchased pictures from the U.S. and Europe, as well as shows produced in Brazil, Barcellos said.
Starwave already produces hardcore adult channel Cinesex in Brazil, with about 50,000 subs, as well as two regular film channels. It also publishes the Brazilian edition of Hustler and has acquired the rights to launch an edition of Penthouse, scheduled for this year.
It will launch the round-the-clock Penthouse channel on May 25.