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Portland TV expands portfolio with online platform launch

September 20, 2019

The married couple behind a portfolio of broadcast channels from shopping to late night programming are launching, a new subscription only streaming service seeking to redefine adult entertainment. is a secure online platform available on desktop, mobile and tablet, and features a library of original British-made films promoting healthy relationships between adults. It’s the first platform of its kind to be aimed at couples, and features an extensive library of British made adult entertainment which is female and couple-friendly, featuring real but not graphic depictions of sexual relations between adults.

Anna Kieran and Chris Ratcliff acquired Portland TV from a management buyout from Northern & Shell in 2016. They run the company’s portfolio of six broadcast channels, and have over 25 years of experience in broadcasting and production. The couple have been transforming Portland TV in line with their vision for the business and to reflect changing consumer demand. responds to a gap in the market for adult content aimed at couples, and reflects Kieran and Ratcliff’s belief in the need for couples of all ages to have a safe place where they can enjoy sensual and erotic entertainment together.

Anna Kieran, founder and director of says: “Growing numbers of women consume adult movies, but there are many who are put off because of the graphic depictions of sex. responds to this by offering a new brand of grown-up fun, with couple-friendly films designed to arouse and entertain both women and men.”

“We want to challenge the negative ideas that exist about the adult entertainment industry and its content, by offering a new take on adults in the bedroom which is sensual and sexy. There’s nothing shameful about sex – we want couples to enjoy what they see, without feeling embarrassed or dirty. is all about giving space for women just to have a bit of fun with their partners.” is subscription only, and its secure nature means that there are no pop ups and ads, and discretion for users is guaranteed.

Chris Ratcliff, CEO of Portland TV and co-founder of, says: “Britain as a nation may have reticence to discuss it, but sex is big business. It’s an industry turning over £1 billion a year in the UK – and we’re a key part of this booming sector. The launch of reflects our journey as a business, while celebrating something as simple and universal as pleasure.”

“We’re a British business and we showcase just how different Britain does adult entertainment. is sexy, it’s fun, it’s inclusive, and best of all it’s got a uniquely British sense of humour. In the middle of a political showdown and an uncertain future, we’re proud to be unveiling a business that doesn’t rely on imports.”

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