Icasa approves TopTV porn channels

TopTV will now be able to air three porn channels at night.

TopTV will now be able to air three porn channels at night.

JOHANNESBURG - The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) on Wednesday gave the green light for three new channels which would broadcast adult entertainment.

The decision followed fierce opposition from some quarters, as well as public hearings.

TopTV will now be able to air Playboy TV, Desire TV and Private Spice.

The programmes will only air during a 'watershed period' between 8pm and 5am.

Icasa spokesperson Paseka Maleka said there were several other security measures in place to protect children and all objections were taken into account.

"We had to make sure we consider each and every submission made, no matter how small."

Icasa said there were no laws in South Africa to prevent production or distribution of adult material.