Thursday, December 21, 2006

The Cable Porn Biz, Pt. 1...

What up, pervs.

If ya ever wanted 2 know how porn is makin' $$$ on cable/satellite nowadays, well then, check out the roundup below, courtesy of Adultfyi.com.

Just tryin' 2 educate u pervs on some shit.




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Adult Programmers Roundup
Who's who in cable


1) HUSTLER TV: Launched: 2004

Ownership: LFP Broadcasting (that's Larry Flynt's company)
Distribution: Available in 40 million households worldwide via VOD and PPV
Management: Michael Klein, president, Hustler TV and LFP Broadcasting
Programming: Targets men; available as individual titles as well as three and six-hour blocks
Level of explicitness: XX


2) INPULSE TV: Launched: 2004

Ownership: Inpulse Digital TV Group
Distribution: 5 million subscribers worldwide via on demand
Management: Shirley Rohn-Saito, chairman/CEO; Kimberly Wilson, founder/CEO
Programming: Targets women and couples; eight titles on offer now, with more to follow
Level of explicitness: Edited to fully explicit/hard core


3) PENTHOUSE TV: Launched: 2006
Ownership:
Penthouse Media Group
Distribution: Pending, starting with VOD; also planning linear channel
Management: Marc Bell, CEO, Penthouse Media Group
Programming: Targets men with high-budget ($100,000-plus) movies; has almost 600 titles in library
Level of explicitness: NC-17 to XXX


4) PLAYBOY TV: Launched: 1982
Ownership:
Playboy Enterprises Inc.
Distribution: Available in 46 million households; linear premium channel, offered in combination with SVOD
Management: Christie Hefner, chairman/CEO, Playboy Enterprises Inc.; Bob Meyers, president, media, Playboy Enterprises Inc.
Programming: Targets men
Level of explicitness: NC-17


5) PLAYGIRL TV, WICKED TV, CHERIE TV:

Launched: Playgirl TV in 2004, available in 17 households, targeting women and gays;
Wicked TV in 2005, available in 17 million households, targeting men and couples;
Cherie TV, launching soon, targeting men and couples with international content.
All channels on demand.
Ownership: Trans Digital Media (Wicked TV is a joint venture with Wicked Pictures)
Management: Geoff Lurie, CEO, Trans Digital Media
Level of explicitness: Mostly XX


6) SPICE DIGITAL NETWORKS: Launched: 1988
Ownership: Playboy Enterprises Inc.
Distribution: Four on-demand channels available in 100 million households cumulatively
Management: Christie Hefner, chairman/CEO, Playboy Enterprises Inc.; Bob Meyers, president, media, Playboy Enterprises Inc.
Programming: Targets men; recently revamped nine channels, streamlining them to four
Level of explicitness: Various


7) TEN (THE EROTIC NETWORKS): Launched: 1998

Ownership: New Frontier
Distribution: Seven on-demand channels available in over 125 million households cumulatively
Management: Ken Boenish, president, TEN and New Frontier Media; Michael Weiner, CEO, New Frontier
Programming: Targets men; 100 hours per channel per month
Level of explicitness: Various


8) 2 HEARTS ENTERTAINMENT: Launched: VOD launch expected in 2007

Ownership: 2 Hearts Entertainment
Distribution: Expects to have 3.5 million U.S. subscribers by the end of the first quarter 2007 Management: Sandra Staggs, founder/CEO; Anne Aaronson, founder, COO
Programming: Targets women and couples; 10 hours refreshed every month
Level of explicitness: Ranges from X to unrated and uncensored


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Well, there it is...

These r the major playaz in "fuckin'-on-film" biz.

I always thougth that Hugh Hefner would b dead & buried b4 Playboy ever went hard-core.

I guess $$$'s tight & Hef does need 2 pay 4 his ho's...

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