VIVID STUDIO INSIDER FOR OCTOBER 17, 2014
VIVID WINS FOUR NIGHTMOVES AWARDS! —Vivid won awards in both the Fan Choice and Editor’s Choice categories at the 22nd annual NightMoves ® Awards held in Tampa this past. Vivid was recognized with the Editor’s Choice award as the Best Production Company in the adult entertainment industry. Vivid’s movie The New Behind the Green Door won the Fan Choice award for Best Feature Production; Captain America XXX won Best Parody-Superhero Fan Choice award and Spiderman XXX 2 got the Editor’s Choice award in the same category. Both movies were directed by Axel Braun, who also won Best Director-Parody. He is a member of the NightMoves Hall of Fame. “We are delighted that both reviewers and fans have honored us with this prestigious recognition. The NightMoves Awards weekend attracts more top talent and gets bigger and better and is more fun each year. It’s been exciting for us to be part of it,” said Steven Hirsch, Vivid’s founder/co-chairman.
BILL ASHER TALKS TO MULTICHANNEL NEWS ABOUT RESURGENCE OF ADULT – Vivid Co-chairman Bill Asher was interviewed last week by MultiChannel News about the state of today’s adult on-demand business. Bill’s comments to interviewer R. Thomas Umstead included these thoughts: “For a while, people were panicking that the sky was falling with regard to adult content on TV because you have free porn on the Internet — it’s hard not to find it. The numbers were coming down on the TV side. But all of the sudden they leveled off over the past couple of years. There are a lot of people who want to get free porn, and I get it, but if you make unique and good, quality content, you don’t have to give it away free on the Internet…It’s almost like there’s a resurgence of adult content on television. It sounds kind of funny, but now it’s more high-end porn, if you will. There are two kinds of consumers and two kinds of marketplaces: the free stuff on the Internet, where it’s used to generate traffic to sell to other sites, and there is quality adult content. The number of people who watch tons and tons of stuff on the Internet has leveled off. I think people are coming back to more traditional TV viewing.” And of these viewers, Bill said: “First, there are the older and wealthier viewers who are traditional TV viewers that continue to view adult [content] on television. But then there’s a general audience who really enjoy adult. Our generation equated that with the dirty old guy in the raincoat. What you’re seeing now are young people who enjoy adult content openly, and they talk about it amongst each other — it’s just a different attitude around adult. They look at it as part of their sex life. They will pay for exactly what they want to watch.”
100% REAL SWINGERS: BIG BEAR 2 NOW OUT ONLINE AND WILL BE IN STORES OCT. 28 -- 100% Real Swingers: Big Bear 2 is now online at www.vivid.com and will be in stores nationwide on October 28th. In the new movie Phil Varone, America’s best known swinger, hops into an RV with his friends and heads to the mountains around Big Bear Lake in California for another round of swapping under the sequoias. It’s the latest in Vivid’s popular 100% Real Swingers series. Varone’s philosophy is all about showing what real swingers do when they get together. The series showcases totally authentic members of “The Lifestyle.” Maybe it’s the mountain air or the excitement of having sex before a camera, but these swingers are ready for non-stop action and let no fantasy go unfulfilled while Phil’s camera catches all of it for his fans.
VIVIDTV EUROPE WILL LAUNCH WITH M7 GROUP -- M7 Group, one of the fastest growing operators of TV platforms in Europe, has concluded an agreement with Vivid Entertainment for the launch of VividTV Europe. The roll-out in Europe in partnership with M7 Group begins November 1st and follows the successful introduction last year of VividTV in North and South America, now reaching over 70 million homes. VividTV Europe is specifically designed for the European market. The channel will deliver the most popular content in Europe, both through acquisitions as well as programming from Vivid Entertainment. As part of the agreement, M7 Platform Services provides VividTV with a turn-key solution allowing European operators to safely receive and redistribute the channel to its subscribers. Bill Asher, co-chairman of Vivid Entertainment says: “We are very pleased with the agreement with M7 Group, allowing us to rapidly build-up our household reach in Europe via direct-to-home, IPTV and cable distribution. M7 Group’s European business focus combined with the excellent, cost-efficient technical distribution solutions they provide, makes M7 Group a natural partner for our European roll-out.” Marco Visser, CEO of M7 Group adds: “We are very honored to be selected as Vivid Entertainment’s European launch partner and we look forward to a fruitful cooperation. This agreement reconfirms our capability for providing content providers with professional, end-to-end distribution solutions, in addition to offering an extensive consumer household reach.”
ALEXIS TEXAS PERFORMS AT VIVID LIVE GENTLEMEN’S CLUB IN HOUSTON -- Vivid Radio host and adult superstar Alexis Texas is scheduled to perform at Vivid Live Gentlemen’s Club in Houston October 16th through the 18th. The gorgeous Alexis is a 5’8”, all natural, cornflower blue-eyed blonde who is known for her 34C-27-40 curvy figure. “I think she has a woman’s body and it’s beautiful. It’s very rare that you see a woman’s body like that these days,” says adult star Belladonna. While working at a college bar she met some people working in adult entertainment on the “Shane’s World” series. She soon agreed to appear in her first Shane’s World movie and many other movies and awards followed. She was nominated as Best New Starlet by AVN and XRCO; she won Favorite Ass Awards from F.A.M.E. and Night Moves and Performer of the Year from CAVR (Cyberspace Adult Video Reviews.) With her extroverted personality Alexis is a popular host on Vivid Radio on Mondays from 5-6pm PT. Fans can tune in to hear her at VividRadio.com. She’ll be performing nightly at the club and will be posing for snapshots and signing autographs.