) is a style of pornographic television programming that has developed in Europe since 2001.Broadcast live from a studio, the shows usually feature female presenters advertising a phone sex line at a premium rate, through which callers can also see the woman they are talking to on the screen.A transcript in the Telegraph showed Hackwood’s frustration after he was continuously stalled by one of Sky’s operatives, Rachael, while talking to her online.
Viewers can rarely hear the phone conversations, although some programmes have presenters talking, unscripted, to the camera, and responding to viewers' text messages and camera phone photos.
Many almost-identical programmes have established themselves in Europe (mainly on Hot Bird) since 2001, and in the United Kingdom (mainly on Sky) since the beginning of Babestation in 2002.
Our method of communication has evolved and has shifted from moving pens and papers unto moving messages through electronics and the use of world-wide web.
We all know how important our communication lines are, and how often they should be open, but there is nothing more superior to being able to have sex via Skype anytime anywhere by using the palm of our hands.
Because he has already cancelled part of his subscription — Sky’s Movies package — he is unable to have two cancellations going at once, he is told.
At that point, Hackwood loses his patience and tells Sky that he will be forced to take legal proceedings against it.“I have now been on this chat session for an hour and we are no further forward,” he writes.
info: You are now connected with Rachael info: ** Please do not share your credit card information, security code or CVV during this chat ** Rachael: Hello, you’re chatting with Rachael, a Sky expert, may I take you name please? Rachael: I am sorry you feel that you can get a better deal with another provider, have you discussed this with anyone at Sky to see if there is anything we can do to help? Rachael: It is a big saving but that is usually because you are losing certain packages that you get with Sky, because at the end of the day Virgin by their channels from us, so they can not continue to make it cheaper than us without it being more limited.
You: Account number: ************ You: Hi Rachael, I would like to give you 31 days notice to cancel my services please. You: I don’t think Sky will be able to match this deal. Although you maybe surprised at what Sky can do to make sure that you get all the channels you enjoy at a cost that you find manageable.
When Hackwood says that he doesn’t want to change his broadband provider because of the speed of his network, he is told that he probably doesn’t need such a fast connection unless he is doing something illegal with it.“You do not have to have the broadband in with the package,” writes Rachael.
“Although very few people in the UK actually need 152mb, unless you have over a dozen computers in your house all downloading illegally, streaming and online gaming on multiple devices all at the same time.”After trying for over an hour to sell Sky’s packages to Hackwood, he discovers that Sky is unable to cancel his subscription anyway.
However regulation of adult TV channels has not been devolved to the Advertising Standards Authority. In the US, Playboy TV started Night Calls, a phone-in show where viewers could 'direct' the presenters (all female porn stars) in sexual acts on the air.