The Uk's leading broadcasters have admitted they're having discussions with the operators of some of the world's largest pornography websites for guidance on streaming content.
Representatives from the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Five have held joint talks with sites like XVideos, Slutload and XHamster, to look at ways of making their online catch-up services more user friendly.
"At the moment, anyone plugged straight into a broadband line is ok, but there's a growing number of people using mobile dongles which can't really cope with our requirements." Elise Matthews from the group explained.
"However, after extensive research, we identified that videos streamed by pornography sites don't have the same problems. So it makes sense for us to look at how they do things and learn any lessons we can."
The admission came on the first day of an industrial tribunal in London, where an internet manager at Channel 4 is sueing his former employer for constructive dismissal.
Adrian Hendricks says he was told to watch porn as part of his job, and for the broadcaster to have sacked him for inappropritae use of a work inetrnet connection is unjustified.
The case continues.