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Channel 1 Releasing

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Channel 1 Releasing is your one-stop shop for gay porn fans, featuring live cams,  DVD releases and much, much more.

Main Category: DVD Porn
Sub Categories: Hardcore Sex ,Jocks/Frat Boys ,Live Webcams ,Muscle
Site type: Pay Site
Launched: Dec, 1998
Reviewed: Apr 09, 2010

The Manhub Review of Channel 1 Releasing

First Impression

Channel 1 Releasing is one of the big names when it comes to gay porn. Helmed by one of the best and most prolific directors in the entire adult world Chi Chi Larue, this company has managed over the last few years to become the most successful company in the gay adult business. They are like the Weinstein Brothers of the porn world, and after buying out both Allworlds and Catalina have amassed the largest library of superior products anywhere. With so much material to choose from, when you first log onto the site all of the options, graphics and search engines may appear to be a little overwhelming, but once you get into the meat of the site, you will be absolutely thrilled by the quantity and quality of


The site is broken down into a few basic categories including model searches, members options, on demand videos, and the onsite store which allows you to purchase DVDs toys and other products. In all fairness there is so much stuff to look at and experience that I can imagine that it is hard to organize it all into one place, but I do have to say that the site is a bit daunting and a little confusing for a casual observer. That being said, the abundance of extraordinarily hot men and the variety of sex and material to choose from more than makes up for any design flaws.


The On Demand feature allows you to search the archives for hundreds of movies and thousands of scenes featuring some of the most beloved sex stars of all time. With membership you get a 25% discount and can rent or buy the features for your viewing pleasure, and pleasure is definitely something that you get. The videos are clear and the sound is extraordinary allowing you to feel like you are part of the show. The movies, however, are only part of your membership. You also get full access to over 1650 Live and Raw web shows that are updated about once a week with a new episode featuring some of the top names in the business including Jeremy Billings, Johnny Hazzard, Benjamin Bradley and more. Unfortunately, the live shows are not a major asset to the site. The camera work is very stagnant, many of the older videos were recorded without sound, and the picture quality is extremely cheep and grainy. This is pretty surprising given the fact the company is so well known for their exceptional videos and beautiful locations, but I guess with so much going on something has to take a hit.

The videos are two to three hours long and depending on who the performers are, this extensive time period can go very quickly with hot unbridled sex, or can drag with lots of mindless talking and excessive breaks. Many shows are like glorified interviews where the guys end up stripping down and having hard-core sex. You won’t see that on Oprah. When the shows are live, the picture quality is better and the viewers are allowed to interact with the boys, so that is a major plus. Along with the extensive Live and Raw collection, you also get access to the Dirk Yates Live library, which adds an additional 780 episodes. The quality is about the same, and there haven’t been any updates in the last few months, but the military theme is certainly something that will appeal to any fetishist. With crappy lighting, videography scenery and picture quality, it is hard to appreciate just how beautiful the models are and just how amazingly sexy some of the scenes can be.

With each model there is an extensive beautifully shot photo gallery of the model in action with layouts, and stills from each movie. Each scene also comes with a stills gallery and the quality and quantity of the pictures is unmatched by any other site I have ever experienced, which definitely lives up to the Channel 1 branding.

Guys And Sex

The guys of are by far the biggest draw to the site, with their diversity, beauty and sexual appetites. Chi Chi Larue has a knack of finding stunning men who not only look exceptional in pictures, but also know how to have amazing sex in front of the camera. With a stable of almost 6,000 models of exclusives, one timers and industry favorites, this is by far the best place to find the stars you want to see performing at the top of their game in unique pairings. Despite some of the technical let downs, Channel 1 is unmatched when it comes to  providing the best gay sex, period. The scenes are full of passion and movement, interesting positions, sounds and lust bursts off of the screen. If you want great sex with hot guys, this is the place to find it. Unfortunately if you want good sound and quality picture, there are much better sites to visit.


For about $25 a month or $60 quarterly, you get access to thousands of hardcore trailers from the extensive library of movies, all of the Live and Raw and Dirk Yates shows, endless photo galleries and model bios, discounts at the on line store, and 5 free full length pre-chosen movies a week. You also get access to the site blogs and press releases that keep you up to date on your favorite boy’s latest adventures, plus you get 30 free minutes a month that can be used on any On Demand movie. It is a pretty great deal, and with the endless variety of great material to choose from, you are certain to be completely satiated with hot sex.

Overall Impression

Channel 1 movies make my cock stand up immediately, and having them all in one place at discount prices really made my mouth water with delight. I was however, very disappointed by the quality of the Live and Raw web cam shows which don’t seem to have caught up with the industry standard. Since most of the membership is based on the live shows, I would hope that they updated their equipment and make it more appealing to the audience. As I have said before, however, the guys and the sex are definitely worth a peek.

Bottom Line is packed with video material, pictures, discounts, and up to date information about the hottest models and latest industry events. While the sex and the guys are certainly a draw, the quality of the live videos leaves a lot to be desired and is somewhat of a let down from such a huge and usually so quality driven company.

Site Details for Channel 1 Releasing

Update frequency: Weekly
Exclusivity: Mostly Exclusive
Number of videos: 2500 (avg. 90 minutes)
Maximum Video Resolution: 640x480
Videos have watermarks
Download limit: Yes
Video DRM: None
Video Formats: Flash
Video Type: Streaming
Number of galleries: (avg. pics per gallery)
Pictures have watermarks
Only one picture size
No slideshows
No zip files





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