Despite not being popular, and having low production values, Babestation produced many clones that can all be seen as originating from its format; see televised sex line.
Babestation (Sky ch 906)(Freeview ch 177 (–0600))(Freesat ch 870), Babestation Xtra (Get Lucky TV (Sky ch 908)), Babestation Blue (Lucky Star (Sky ch 909)), Babestation Xtreme (online) previously Game Network UK, You TV, Game Network Italia Babestation is a British TV sex line which has aired since 2002.
The first show of its kind in the UK, it allows viewers to communicate live with female presenters via a premium-rate telephone number or text messaging.
The presenter might alternate between the three women throughout the show.
The programme proved profitable to the channel and Babestation's makers.
It is broadcast daily, and since 2006 has had a dedicated channel on Sky.
Its sister stations and websites are of a hard core pornographic nature.
In time, Babestation was given bigger time-slots, becoming a three- and then four-hour-long show (11pm-3am), increasing the number of presenters to four or five per night, and improving the technology (the director could now put women on 'full-screen', having only been able to show them on one-sixth of it before, and hand-held cameras were introduced, replacing the poorer-quality static remote-controlled ones used originally).
Babestation is now owned and operated by Cellcast PLC, a company was co-founded by Andrew Wilson and Bertrand Folliet in 2002.
Babestation was a unique style of TV programme in Britain.