European countries with the greatest number of adult TV channels 2019

An adult television channel refers to a channel airing programs only suitable for an adult audience in the sense of pornographic content. According to the source, the United Kingdom (UK) had the greatest number of adult television channels, at 32. Bosnia and Herzegovina came second in the ranking with 16 adult channels available. Essentially speaking, one in twelve channels in the United Kingdom was adult themed and one in just over five Austrian channels were of an adult persuasion.

Favorite Genres

Compared to other television channel genres, the number of adult channels available in Europe fell well short. The total number of adult channels across European countries amounted to 155 as of December 2018. The most popular genres included film & TV fiction and sports, which had almost 1.8 thousand channels between them.

TV usage

In the United Kingdom, the average adult spends approximately 3.7 hours per day watching television. There is a clear correlation between the amount of time spent watching TV and a person's age, with people over 65 spending the most time watching TV per day. Although the older generation consumes more TV per day, if they are watching adult entertainment it will be through the TV and not via the internet.

Number of adult television channels available in European countries as of December 2019

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Release date

November 2019



Survey time period

December 2019

Supplementary notes

The source defines the concept of a TV channel established in one country as follows:
- The TV channel broadcasts in the targeted country’s main language(s) (dubbing or sub-titling).
- The TV channel licence explicitly mentions the targeted country.
- The TV channel has offices in the targeted country, implying there may be advertising sales and/or local production.

This table includes extra-European channels available in Europe.

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