Here’s an archived blog that was found on @BabeTV's old Tumblr page. We hope you’ll enjoy the trip down memory lane, throughout Babestation’s memorable moments as well as iconic events from the other babeshows.
Yvette as a hot dominatrix on The Chat’s daytime set.
Mistress Yvette made an excellent dom as she introduced the hardcore Party Girls domination section on the set of the daytime babeshow, The Chat. Party Girls was located immediately next to The Chat in the same studio. Yvette adopted a seductive and ladylike pose despite being in an intimidating outfit. @BabeTV mentioned that he has always enjoyed the facial close-ups on the babe channels, but for some reason or another, he found Yvette’s section particularly alluring. Yvette and Dani O'Neal smashed the Party Girls record for text requests made to the show on this particular night (20th and 21st January 2009). The record has never been broken.
Reede Fox in the Sexstation lift on Partyland
The old lift at the Sexstation studio was often used for photoshoots but @BabeTV waited a long time to get a video recording of a real live section that was shot in the lift. On a very warm but rainy Friday on June 26th 2009, the opportunity finally materialised just over three months into the Partyland series. They began by filming the approach and entrance to the lift. The model was Reede Fox, and the sequence was an aesthetic explosion with an unbelievably dark and Gothic atmosphere that complemented Reede's persona wonderfully.
Early BS Xtra rarities
One hot sunny day, Yvette can be seen with Paige Tyler on an early episode of BS Xtra. What makes this unusual? You'll know right away if you call them. Yes, the primary image was taken during the brief time when BS Xtra didn't have a phonesex number. The very first BS Xtra broadcasts have already been covered by @BabeTV, but the 're-launched' version of the text-only show that is shown below hasn't been fully documented. This was the only Freeview-aired babe channel that purposefully omitted a phone number from the graphics for the duration of the entire show. The original, text only version of BS Xtra lasted just seven nights, from 27th-28th Oct 2009 to 2nd-3rd Nov 2009. The original show did have a phone number on screen, but the number only accessed the other three BS channels, via options 1, 2 or 3.
An usual moment occurred when two BS producers could be seen shifting a motorcycle in the first inset while Reede Fox presented on the mic. It had a rather "strange" quality. Because the changeover slideshows could not be used on the small streams, viewers saw these typically hidden sequences. The second version of BS Xtra was essentially a typical cheap phone sex night show with a little text chat thrown in. The second version did have a direct phone number, and it too was only available from 9th November for one week.
Another unusual moment cropped up due to a rampant staffing problem, Geri, a backstage voice over presenter, had popped onscreen as a one-off to answer calls. Since it was previously used on the Party Girls revival show, the phone number used was different from the one in the original edition. The BS Xtra Mk.III was introduced on the night of November 10th 2009. While the Mk.III version of the show was text-only, unlike the original, it lacked a phone number and instead simply said, "TEXT THE SHOW!" where the number would have appeared in the graphics. Also, BS1, BS2, and Partyland live streaming insets were replaced by a single live international 3G stream and along with regular BS adverts. BS Xtra Mk.III only lasted three weeks until 1st December 2009, at which point the direct phone number was re-introduced. Texting was completely eliminated not long after.
There were subdivisions with minor graphic updates even within the basic versions Mk.1, Mk.II, and Mk.III. Mk.IV launched on 2nd December 2009 with British porn star Dionne Mendez and Alex Adams hosting. After only one night, the entire design was revised! Prior to Christmas 2009, the calls-and-presenting-on-the-same-couch idea continued, but after that, Xtra drastically altered into a standard phone chat programme, involving naked or girl-on-girl encounters. By that time, the design had settled into something that looked like Mk.II, complete with a pop-up text box.
Dionne Mendez hangs a bra off her nipples
As a miscellaneous moment of note, Dionne Mendez decided to use her nipple as a bra hook on Bang Babes in 2010. What a spectacular show.