ZON TV Cabo heating up

Iñaki Ferreras

Portugal's main pay-TV operator ZON TV Cabo will add adult channel Hot TV.

The country's telecommunications regulator ERC approved the launch, with Hot TV replacing another adult channel, Venus. The regulator considered the project of the owners of the channel is possible because they promised a positive free cash flow from the channel’s second year of economic activity, by launching a pay-per-view service.

But the ERC rejected the launch of Hot Night, which the operator proposed would replace porno channel XXL, saying "the economic viability of this broadcaster is not clear".