Ever lament the lack of gay content on pay TV? Sick of tragic dating shows where the girl always gets the guy?
From crazy road-trips to all-gay weddings, Out TV is a 24-hour-a-day feast of gay television, offered as a part of the Select TV subscription service.
Based in Canada, Out TV screens gay and lesbian films, lifestyle programs (including Sydney’s own Queer TV), documentaries and talk shows.
It’s part of Select TV’s Curve TV package, which has packaged regular pay TV channels of particular interest to a gay and lesbian audience.
This is 24/7 for the gay and lesbian community, Select TV’s marketing coordinator Catalina Espinosa says.
Although most of Out TV’s programs are from Canada, the network is currently looking for Australian features to increase its local content.
Read OUT: Matthieu Chantelois (pictured) presents the best gay and lesbian authors, in a chatty, fun forum.
Cover Guy: Chantelois searches for a Canadian cover boy for About Magazine, in a series of live heats and finals.
Fairy Tale: Billed as the world’s first gay and lesbian dating series, Nelson Tome mixes and matches couples (and the occasional threesome) looking for gay, lesbian, or bisexual relationships.
Chris And John’s Road Trip: Chris and John (pictured) are on a mission to save the world -“ one gay at a time.
The Crystal Lite Show: More than your ordinary talk show, Crystal Lite is Canada’s first talk-show host in drag. Guests range from A-list Canadian celebrities to up and coming stars.
I Now Pronounce You: In a wedding show with a queer slant, Trevor Boris follows same-sex couples before, during and after marriage. After the wedding, couples take away a video camera to film the first three weeks of married life. Couples have included Lynn and Alex from The Amazing Race and four Israeli couples looking to try to change Israeli law.
BUMP: Charlie David travels the world looking for gay life in unlikely places.
Curve TV’s packages include 21 channels and costs $39.95 per month. Select TV reception requires a satellite unit. More information is available online at www.outtv.com.au.