Johannesburg - TopTV has been given the green light by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa to broadcast three adult content channels, according to reports.

However, the company may only broadcast the porn channels - Playboy TV, Desire TV and Private Spice - between 8pm and 5am, Icasa reportedly ruled on Wednesday.

Icasa approved the application on the basis that TopTV will ensure that the programming will not be broadcast before the watershed period and that security measures, including a double pin code as outlined in the application are in place to “safeguard children’s rights”, a statement said.

Icasa’s statement said that the decision followed an extensive public consultation process and that there was “no law of general application prohibiting the production and distribution of adult content”. - IOL