History[ edit ] Babestation began in late , as a post- watershed two-hour programme 11 pm — 1 am on computer game channel Game Network UK. Babestation featured two women taking calls unheard by the TV audience whilst the rest of the screen was filled by viewers' text messages and one presenter, who improvised and reacted to the messages. The presenter might alternate between the three women throughout the show. The programme proved profitable to the channel and Babestation's makers.
In time, Babestation was given bigger time-slots, becoming a three- and then four-hour-long show 11 pm — 3 am , increasing the number of presenters to four or five per night, and improving the technology the director could now put women on 'full-screen', having only been able to show them on one-sixth of it before, and hand-held cameras were introduced, replacing the poorer-quality static remote-controlled ones used originally.
Babestation was also sometimes broadcast on the Italian feed of Game Network. Despite not being popular, and having low production values , Babestation produced many clones that can all be seen as originating from its format. These programmes all differ slightly in format and explicitness — Babestation generally does not show genitals or sex toys , or contain very strong language; since camera phone technology has been used to allow viewers to send in pictures of themselves; and the show has always featured adverts for similar services in its commercial breaks.
But the idea is the same — live,simulated sex interspersed with unscripted conversation, advertising a premium rate number to phone the girls, which makes it a profitable business.
Charlie Brooker of The Guardian accused both presenters and viewers of being "thick" and referred to viewers "begging them to blow kisses and jiggle about a bit". He found them to be articulate with considerable personality, a necessity for the success of such channels.
A night show with more raunchy content was broadcast on Babestation 2 every so often. Masti Chat was axed in early and many of the girls left. Some of the girls remain on Babestation Daytime. Dirty Wives[ edit ] Dirty Wives was a show on the Sky version of Babestation 2 that was on once or twice a week in the night hours. The show no longer airs on TV or online. This section does not cite any sources.
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Friendly TV was originally in the — channel numbers on Sky, but on 28 February it moved to ch. This channel has been shut down and merged with Babestation. Babestation 2 was broadcast on ch. Babestation 2 features one or two Babestation presenters; now, instead of dividing up the screen of Babestation, its makers can put women on the extra channel. That channel has since been renamed Babestation Blue. The program has since been renamed Babestation Daytime and Babestation Daytime Xtra, both of which continue to air to this day.
The program changed its name to Babestation X in , but now goes by the name BSX the current name launched in The channel airs from Babestation Unleashed is an online-only channel featuring more ranchy content including sex toys and more strong profanity than the normal program can. Even though it is online only, the BSX channel airs programs from Unleashed sometimes.
It was originally known as Sexstation.