In December 2000, TEN Broadcasting Inc. was granted approval for a television broadcasting licence by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission+ (CRTC) for a channel called ''TEN - Channel 1'', described as "a national English-language Category 2 specialty television service devoted to adult entertainment programming, including adult entertainment films, talk shows, phone-in shows and other programming on the theme of sexuality. This will range from entertainment material to educational and analytical material on sexuality and health."
It was Canada's first 24-hour subscription specialty service devoted to explicit adult content. Since that time, several other similar channels have been launched including Red Hot TV+, which is also owned by Ten Broadcasting, and several other channels by various other owners. Before its launch, Playboy TV+ (USA) was readily available across Canada.
On August 30, 2013, the CRTC approved Ten Broadcasting's request to convert Hustler TV from a licensed Category B+ specialty service to an exempted Cat. B service.
In mid 2014, due to Larry Flynt Publications+ and Hustler Video+ reducing the amount of titles produced, Ten Broadcasting effectively dropped the Hustler TV brand. The channel rebranded soon afterwards as '''Exxxtasy TV'''.
Exxxtasy TV+ Exxxtasy TV is a Canadian English language exempt Category B specialty channel. It is a pay television adult entertainment television channel consisting of explicit adult material, primarily pornographic films, aimed at male audiences.