Germans are already tearing their hair out over TV violence. Starting today, they’ll be faced with a new television evil — hardcore sex.

Porn star/producer Teresa Orlowski’s scrambled satellite sex station bows today, much to the consternation of Hannover’s district attorney, who has vowed to do “everything in his power” to stop it. The station, broadcasting to Germany from the Netherlands via the Astra bird, is dubbed VTO-Pictures.

The station bows unscrambled and softcore. Per spokesman Gerd Rombke, hardcore broadcasts begin in early April when Orlowski will supply one hour of programming per week. Subscriber households must buy a $ 250 decoder. VTO hopes soon to be airing three days per week.

VTO, which runs a multimillion-dollar porn vid and film industry in Germany, has invested approximately $ 1 million in the TV project. Station’s goal is 50, 000 subscriber households.

The legality of VTO has caused endless debate here, as German youth protection laws collide with EC free trade regulations. Other European countries have thus far been powerless to block satellite transmissions of hard-core porn originating from the Netherlands.

Both sides expect a long court battle. Meanwhile, the publicity backlash has considerably heightened consumer interest in VTO.

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