The GDPWM, the joint committee of the German media authorities, have decided to study the ever increasing number of “adult entertainment” channels that now flood the airwaves. At the moment over fifty such channels are available as DTH services on Astra, both from German and foreign broadcasters. Most of these channels show adult videoclips in order to lure people into calling premium phone lines.
The aim of the investigation is to see if they comply with German media laws and regulations. At the same time the committee will also investigate the programming of channels that offer health advice, especially the claims that are made during the broadcasts.