Hustler TV is a Canadian English language 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. The channel's name is licensed from the American men's magazine Hustler. The channel is owned by Ten Broadcasting, a company owned by Stuart Duncan (80.01%) and LFP Video Inc. (19.99%).
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.
In June 2003, TEN reached a deal with LFP (owners of Hustler magazine) to rename TEN - Channel 1 as Hustler TV upon launching the channel. The was subsequently launched in July 2003 as Hustler TV initially on Star Choice (now called Shaw Direct).
It was Canada's first 24 hour subscription specialty service devoted to explicit adult content. Since that time, several other similar channels have launched including Red Hot TV, which is also owned by Ten Broadcasting, and several other channels by various other owners. Although before its launch, Playboy TV (USA) was readily available across Canada.