Spice Networks

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The Spice Networks were a group of adult pay-per-view channels first launched in March 1994. The services are available via cable, IPTV, and satellite services, and available in more than 72 countries including the United States and formerly in New Zealand. The networks broadcast adult content or pornography content. Originally built and owned by Playboy Enterprises, the Spice Networks, along with the namesake Playboy TV channel and the operating rights to Playboy's websites (excluding the Playboy Cyber Club, which was later shut down) were sold to Manwin (now MindGeek) in late 2011.[1] The Playboy.com domain was later bought back from MindGeek, while the Spice networks were rebranded with the names of brands owned by MindGeek.

As of 2018: Spice Networks operate four channels under brand names owned by MindGeek: RKTV (formerly ClubJenna and The Hot Network), Brazzers TV (formerly Fresh! and Spice), BangU. (formerly SKiN TV, Shorteez & Spice 2) and Mofos (formerly Spice Xcess and The Hot Zone).

Outside of North America, Spice Networks branded channels are operated by other subsidiaries like Playboy Plus. Channels that broadcast outside of the US include Adult Channel and Babes and Brazzers (United Kingdom and Ireland), Brazzers TV Europe (Most European countries, formerly Private Spice), RKTV (Benelux, Central and Eastern Europe), Spice TV (Korea) and formerly a New Zealand version of Brazzers TV.

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  1. ^ "Playboy CEO: Nudity Could Completely Vanish From the Brand". 2 December 2014. Archived from the original on 17 May 2015. Retrieved 14 June 2015.

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