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Playboy Hopes Mag Will Break Even By 2011

Playboy (NYSE: PLA) President Alex Vaickus opened up the company’s Q4 earnings call with a big “thank you” to pop singer John Mayer, whose c…

Playboy Talking To Iconix About Possible Sale

Playboy (NYSE: PLA) is in discussions with Iconix Brand Group to sell itself, Bloomberg News reports, citing unnamed sources. The report is…

paidContent’s Quick Hits For Saturday

»  With a market valuation of $419 million and $370 million in cash, is incremental innovation for the sake of it, and fighting bi…

Virgin Denies Interest In Playboy

Richard Branson is throwing cold water on the word that Virgin Group was considering a bid for Playboy Enterprises (NYSE: PLA). A spokespers…

Sky To Launch Mobile Betting In UK

UK pay TV giant Sky is readying plans to offer Sky Bet as a mobile service, which will be an extension of the companies existing online, int…

Earnings: Playboy Execs: Yes We Can…Hope

A tough quarter for Playboy Enterprises … during the Q1 conference call with investors and analysts, Bob Meyers, Playboy’s (NYSE: PLA) EVP…

iPhone Catches Porn Publishers' Attention

The launch of the iPhone raised the visibility of mobile content and services among the general public — and it apparently caught the atten…

Giant Prevails In Lawsuit Against LFP

Giant Mobile has won its case against Larry Flynt Productions, after the pornography producer terminated a mobile distribution contract. The…

Playboy Launches Ad-Funded Mobile Web Site

Playboy is trying an ad-funded model for the mobile web…people who go to Playboy (NYSE: PLA).com on a mobile phone will see a pared down p…

Swamble Takes Mobile Bets In US

TechCrunch has picked up on a US mobile gambling site dubbed Swamble — although, since mobile gambling is illegal in the US the site only a…

Cometa Closes $2 Million First Round Funding

Cometa Wireless Gaming Systems (previously Cometa Games) has closed its first round of funding, bringing in one million pounds (US$1.98 mill…

Earnings: Playboy In Q1 Profits; Digital Up

Playboy Enterprises announced its Q1 earnings today, and reported a profi that beat Wall Street estimates, helped by strength in the compan…

Japanese Carriers Promoting Filtering Services

Japanese carriers have offered services restricting access to adult content for years, but apparently less than half of the adults in the co…

Telus Stops Offering Adult Content

Just as quietly as Telus started selling adult content it has decided to stop selling adult content, according to RCR Wireless. The content…

Telus Offers Adult Content

Canadian telco Telus has added an “adults only” section to its portal, making it the first in North America to do so according to the New Yo…

Earnings: Playboy’s Q4 Profts Slump;

Playboy Enterprises’ Q4 earnings dipped 20 percent as its magazine business continued to lose money and earnings fell at its TV business. Ne…

Location Filter To Enable Mobile Gambling

Most of the announcements touting “mobile gambling” have refered to WiFi devices that are used inside casinos, but this one in the Casino Ci…

Penthouse Signs Asia-Pac Distribution Deal

Penthouse, via its subsidiary General Media Communications, has signed “a multi-year, exclusive agreement with Nomad NetworX…to distribute…

Mobile Content Companies Secret Porn Services

One of the big mysteries in mobile content (at least for me) is exactly how much of it is adult-orientated…the figure varies dramatically…

Respond Mobile Launches Adult Mobile TV Platform

Respond Mobile has launched “the world’s first dedicated multi-channel adult mobile TV delivery platform, Rhythm TV”. It’s not specified, bu…

FHM Expands Mobile Offering

Men’s magazine FHM is expanding its mobile presence, and has signed up mobile developer MIA to launch new WAP sites specific to the territor…

RyanAir Aims To Offer In-Flight Mobile Gambling

European discount airline RyanAir is planning to offer mobile gambling on their flights, pending regulatory approval of mobile phones on air…

Spiral Solutions Acquires Ki-Bi Tech

Spiral Solutions has bought the Ki-Bi card technology from Zone-IP (formerly known as Ki-Bi Mobile Technologies)…Ki-Bi cards sell content…

Russian VAS Services Up 36%

The percentage of income for Russian operators from additional services has risen to 14.2%, with the revenue for the first six months of thi…

Penthouse To Go Mobile With Waat

Penthouse Media Group has signed an exclusive, multi-year agreement with Waat Media to distribute Penthouse content on mobile phones through…

Aussie Telcos Worried About Filter Regulations

Participants at the Australian Interactive Media Industry summit concluded that attempting to filter out certain content from the web in gen…

Moving “Steamy Bits” To New Media

Here’s an interesting article about TV stations offering content over the internet and mobile phones that they wouldn’t be allowed to show o…

Courting the Adult Viewer

The global mobile adult content industry has been predicted to hit $2.1 billion by 2009 (prediction by Juniper Research). At the moment a lo…

Mobile Watershed Dropped

The proposal in New Zealand to port the watershed from free-to-air television to mobile video (where carriers could stream adult content (nu…

Rok Targets Gambling Via Mobile TV

Rok (currently only in the UK but keen to expand in other countries) has a beta version of something refered to as Rok Bet, which works with…

3G Mobile Regulations

“Australia’s Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, Senator Helen Coonan has announced that new legislation will…

Asian Nations Attempt To Block Mobile Porn

From completely banning 3G in Cambodia to the “light touch” approach of Singapore, Asian governments are attempting to stop their citizens v…

Mobile Gambling Set To Explode

“Juniper Research analyst Bruce Gibson has forecast huge growth for the mobile gambling industry, predicting that the value of bets placed w…

Mobile Content Shakes Up Broadcast Market

Interesting…Richard Gale, marketing director at Playboy TV, has revealed that it now “shoots all its content in a fashion that is directly…

Cambodia Bans 3G Phones In Morality Drive

“Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen Friday declared Cambodia should ban 3G (third-generation) mobile phones for a further decade after receivi…

Firms Target Cellphone Pornography

The WSJ has an article about blocking pornography sites on mobile phones, pointing out that the leading companies in the industry are differ…

Hustler Countersues Giant Mobile

LFP (Hustler) has “filed an answering statement and cross-demand for arbitration against Giant Mobile, a Santa Monica-based mobile content p…

Macquarie Bank Company To Edit UK Mobile Porn

This story is interesting for the fact that it is a story. “Red Bee Media, a former arm of the BBC now owned by Macquarie Capital Alliance G…

Mobile Gambling Football Game

Cometa has released a football-based gambling game in time for the FIFA world cup. “World Cup Shootout challenges players to beat the goalke…

Adult Domain Plans Shelved

Plans for .xxx domain name has been shelved again, dealing another blow to the US-backed addressing system Icann.
Amidst various pressures f…

Mobile Scratch Cards

UK company Telescratch have developed “the world’s first scratch card for mobile phones”…consumers can request the scratch card via SMS or…

Adult Education For Cellcos

This is the best feature on mobile adult content that I’ve come across for a while — it mentions all the hyped up ideas but adds the counte…

AskMeNow Moves Into Gambling Via Acquisition

AskMeNow has announced plans to buy Karrell, the holding company for a fully licensed Australian wagering services company, Capital Play. It…

Private Media Group Launches Mobile Portal

Private Media Group has launched a direct-to-consumer WAP site for its adult content, including “Private stars, Private’s popular DVD blockb…

Ron Jeremy Launches Truth Or Dare, Or Stimulator?

Adult mobile content publisher Kitten Digital has launched a mobile game — Ron Jeremy’s Truth or Dare. Now there’s someone you don’t want t…

3G Live Sex Chat Ready For Europe

Spanish company 3OOOH (better known here for their Mooobile brand) has announced a new service: seamless two-way video livesex on a 3G mobil…

Interview With An Ex-Sex Text Worker

This interview with someone who used to do sex-text work for a company called “Box-69” is mostly focused on labour union issues, but it did…

Cell-Phone Sex; Will It Play In Peoria?

I think the answer is “yes, but no-one is going to admit it”. The recent Mobile Adult Content Congress focused mainly on age-verification sc…

Porn is not the Only Sticky Mobile Content

Tom Gordon from mobile content provider Alien Pants has written a reply in the Mobile Weblog to the story in the Register disputing the idea…

Crazy Frog Scapegoat Finds Solace In Porn

Don’t worry, Crazy Frog hasn’t gone pornographic…the article is about mBlox (of the Crazy Frog fine) making the move into adult content. E…

Bico To Buy Vegas Wireless Entertainment

Bico Inc has signed a letter of intent to acquire Vegas Wireless Entertainment, which creates and distributes mobile gambling software produ…

Glu Signs World Series Poker Deal

Glu Mobile has signed a worldwide, multi-year deal with Harrah’s to create and publish World Series of Poker branded mobile content — inclu…

Playboy CEO Says No Plans Playboy.com IPO

Playboy Enterprises CEO Christie Hefner said at the Reuters Media and Advertising Summit that there are no plans to Playboy.com IPO, despite…

Assess My User-Generated Content

When people from SceneWorx saw the Assess My Breasts website which is associated with lad-mag Nuts the first thing they thought (well, one o…

Mobile Gambling Set To Take Off In Asia

Governments across Asia are lifting restrictions on gambling on mobile phones…according to Informa Telecoms & Media global revenue from mo…

South African Mobile Porn Regulated

The Wireless Application Service Providers Association (Waspa) in South Africa has released a voluntary code of conduct concerning mobile po…

NY Times On Mobile Pornography

I was a bit dissappointed to find the NYT had followed the trend and published an article on adult content on mobile phones (the initial hea…

More Movement In Adult Mobile Content

GlobeAndTechnology.com has published a fairly sensationalist article warning of an invastion of mobile pornography…to set the tone it star…

Family Group Presses Wireless Content Issues

“The National Coalition for the Protection of Children and Families (NCPCF), a group that has been active in media decency issues, and the N…

Preloaded Porn Promotes Phones

Techdirt has pointed to an interesting story…some mobile phone retailers in China are demonstrating the capacity of multimedia phones with…

Ringtone Regulation

I’ve been thinking lately about the fact that laws and contracts haven’t caught up with advances in mobile technology (for example, I just f…

Mobile Erotica On The Slide

Carlo Longino has put up an interesting post at MobHappy about yesterdays Teaze Not Sleaze (which said that maybe mobile content wasn’t goin…

Tease Not Sleaze On Mobile Phones

The mobile porn hype is dead…we can only hope. For a long time we’ve been disputing the idea that pornography will drive mobile phone cont…

Aspinalls.com To Launch Mobile Casino

Aspinalls.com (the online version of the physical Aspinalls of Mayfair, London) is going mobile. Aspinalls Mobile will offer casino-style ga…

SmartVideo Launches Vegas-Style Sports Action

SmartVideo has teamed with Neolink Wireless have teamed up to launch mobile sports scores and betting odds services. “With this alliance, an…

Maxim Mobile Expands

“Mowave has announced plans to expand the reach of Maxim Mobile to 20 countries. Maxim Mobile content includes ringtones, wallpapers, video,…

Xobile Streams Porn Clips To 3G Phones

Another company has entered the mobile adult market, streaming videos at 124 kilobits per second to 3G phones in the US. Xobile provides two…

Private Signs XXX Mobile Content Deal

Adult entertainment company Private Media Group has signed up MindMatics to make its material available to 220 million users spread across G…

O2 Launches Betting Exchange On Xda II

UK operator O2 has partnered with online betting exchange Betfair to bring a community gambling service on its Xda ll handsets.
It sounds l…

Mobile Games More Valuable Than Porn

Hallelujah, an analyst firm that doesn’t think mobile content will be driven by porn. Informa Telecoms and Media has predicted that the mark…

Porn Star Starts Mobile Advice Column

I don’t know where this is going…computer animation firm DA Group has created a “digital caricature version” (read: avatar) of Ron Jeremy,…

Mobile Porn Scandals: Cellfirms Can Mint Money!

This is an interesting twist to the MMS porn story (Mallika Sherawat – in the pic – was in the spotlight as her look-alike was featured in a…

Personalised Adult Ringtones

Adult ringtones are becoming a dime a dozen, so Orgasmatones are differentiating their service by offering “personalized” orgasmatones. “The…

Playwin Lottery On Mobile Too In Mumbai

Online lottery company Playwin Infravest has launched the Mobile Lotto in Mumbai. Currently the service is available to the subscribers of O…

Mobile Gambling Taking Off

It’s pleasant to see things kept in perspective for once…it’s also good to see mobile gambling not refered to as “gaming”. Anyway, “A popu…

Call To Help Protect Consumers As 3G Takes Off

A law firm has called for action to close loopholes in UK and EU mobile telecommunications law to help protect consumers, and particularly v…

Mobile Gambling Approved in Nevada

(via Hollywood2020) We don’t cover much of mobile gambling, but this one might have larger implications: In Nevada (home to Las Vegas), a ne…

UPDATE: Australia Outlaws Mobile Porn

This is an unexpected development…The Australian Broadcasting Authority (ABA) has released a code which “prohibits mobile content classifi…

Korean Press Still Excited Over Mobile Porn

The phenomenon of hyperventilating over porn on mobiles is certainly not restricted to the Korean press, but they do seem to draw a lot of f…

Zone4Play Partner With Two Way TV Australia

Zone4Play has received $1.75 million from Australian company Two Way TV to “distribute Zone4Play’s advanced SMS-TV solution, iTV solutions a…

Sports Illustrated Wallpapers Go Gold

Sprint PCS Vision customers have bought over 500,000 wallpapers based on Sports Illustrated at $2 a pop. I think in the music biz that would…

PlayGirl Goes Mobile

PlayGirl has moved to increase the number ways it can tittilate women, including (naturally) mobile phones. The offering includes “a package…

Paris Hilton Mobile Strip Poker Lets You Cheat

Pimento Mobile has decided to enter the increasingly crowded mobile porn market on the back of Paris Hilton, or the infamous video of her th…

Become Rich Through Mobile Porn

Wi-Fi TV Inc has come to the conclusion that mobile porn offers a “get rich quick” scheme that’s not to be missed. The company has formed a…

Ann Summers Launches WAP Site

Ann Summers (a high street store that sexual toys and things) has launched a WAP site featuring a downloadable voucher offering £5 off a £…

Perfect 10 Magazine Goes Mobile

Fonestarz — the company that brought us Hollyoaks — has signed a deal with Perfect 10 Magazine to put images and videos of the magazines “…

US Ratings System In Works For Mobile Content

US telcos, hamstrung by their insistence to be in the middle of any interaction with their customer combined with nervousness over offending…

More Mobile Gambling

Finnish digital gambling company EGET (European Game & Entertainment Technology Ltd Ab) has added mobile lotto to its lottery product line.…

JackpotJoy Plans Move Onto Mobiles

JackpotJoy, one of the UK’s biggest casual gambling sites, is to launch on mobile, saying a deal with a major network operator is just weeks…

3 Hands Football Content T0 UKBetting

Online bookmaker UKBetting’s football content site Football365 has launched a stand-alone soccer channel on the 3 portal, offering free and…

Stringfellows Arouses Interest Of Virgin Mobile

Caberet nightclub Stringfellows will launch “glamorous colour photographs of both men and women” from the club on Virgin Mobile Bites. “Virg…

500,000,000 Hits To Adult Content Site

“Adult mobile content provider PhoneBox Entertainment announced that traffic on PhonErotica.com exceeded 500,000,000 hits in February 2005.…

The Business Of Putting Flesh On Phones

The salacious undertones of reporting on adult content means its often hard to get past the *nudge, nudge — wink, wink* aspect of stories.…

The Body Beautiful

Whether or not you believe the claims that adult content will drive uptake of mobile services in the same way it drove uptake of the Interne…

Ron Jeremy Offers Favorites

For those of you who haven’t heard, Ron Jeremy is the “world’s most famous adult entertainment star” – although I’d restrict him to male sta…

Pokerroom.com Launches Mobile Poker

Textually.org has linked to a story about a mobile poker game that allows people to play other people over the mobile phone network, for eit…

Adult Content Restriction A Boon For Providers

Initiatives by UK operators to restrict access to adult content to those people who prove they are over 18 are a boon to providers of adult…

Durex Makes Women Judges

Durex has a campaign to promote its new line of condoms that involves women sending mobile “brownie points” to their lovers – if they were g…

FHM Goes Mobile

FHM (For Him Magazine) has made the move onto mobiles in the United States, initially by selling wallpapers of the covers and ringtones. Fro…

CTIA To Set Adult Content Guidelines in US

The wireless carrier trade association CTIA has agreed to produce guidelines for managing wireless porn, even as porn giant Larry Flynt anno…

Hustler Moves Into Nth American And Asia

Hustler – the company that removed the euphemisms from descriptions of porn – has announced that it intends to offer Hustler Mobile to North…

Sad, Lonely? For a Good Time, Call Vivienne

Artificial Life is back in the news for V-Girl, which has apparently now been named Vivienne (which has its roots in the Roman word for “ali…

FCC Wants Children Shielded from Cellphone Smut

The Federal Communication Commission in the US is urging operators to launch an education campaign to inform parents what their children may…

Cherrysauce Hits A Million – Monthly

Cherrysauce has seen hits to its mobile portal pass 1 million per month this year, with around 12-15% of visitors continuing on to paid serv…

Adult Content Boosts Wireless Web Services

Mobile phone users around the world will spend $1 billion a year on pornography sent to their handsets by 2008, according to Yankee Group……

For Your Eyes Only

(reg. req.) A very good overview of adult mobile content market, from a European perspective, in the latest Mobile Communications Internatio…

Mobile Phone Adult Mag

British adult director/performer Ben Dover has teamed his production company with mobile content provider the Symbios Group, to launch what…

Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Porn

As Hustler magazine nears its 30-year anniversary, Larry Flint reflects on how technology has changed the adult entertainment business…”Te…

Adult Mobile Television Network?

Well, seems like it…XTCMobile, an adult mobile software/content company, has tied up with Wicked Pictures to launch a slew of wireless str…

Adult Content to Hit $6.5B

Two new studies from Juniper Research conclude that Gambling and Adult based content have the potential to generate revenues in excess of $6…

At 50, Playboy Uses Web to Stay Young

The futile (in my view) attempts of Playboy Enterprise to re-invent itself for the digital age…”As technologies grow in terms of digital c…

Online Competition Hurts Adult Magazines

After 35 years in the business of titillating and offending, pornographer Al Goldstein stopped publishing Screw magazine and filed for Chapt…

New Life for .XXX?

Is the adult domain TLD ready for a comeback? “Although a .xxx extension has not been formally adopted, some companies have begun offering i…

Playboy Online in Profits

Playboy Online has swung to profit of $500,000 in Q3, from a year earlier loss of $2.2 million, driven by a 40 percent increase in subscript…

Sites Reconsider X-Rated Domain

Porn site operators have mixed feelings about a long-standing proposal to create a dot-xxx domain exclusively for adult content. But legal p…

Playboy Launches 3G Services

Had to happen sooner rather than later…Playboy Enterprises has announced a global content deal has been signed to give 3 exclusive, multi-…

Playboy in Profits, Riding Online Group

Playboy Enterprises has swung into profit, on the strength of its website and television operations. Profits came in at $600,000, compared t…

Visa’s Porn Crackdown

Conspiracy theories are going around the industry following new rules Visa U.S.A. imposed late last year requiring adult content Websites to…

The Adult Online World of Europe

If you still had doubts that the adult industry online had become mainstream, read this: the Network for Online Commerce, the telcom trade a…

Streaming Adult Won’t Sell

Streaming adult services such as pornography will generate just five percent of mobile content revenues in 2008, dispelling the myth that se…

3G Network May Carry Adult

3G Network May Carry Adult Video: Britain’s newest mobile phone network, 3, which was soft-launched Monday, is planning to use the technolog…

The Great Wall Redux: Though

The Great Wall Redux: Though pornography may prove to be the killer content that drives 3G adoption around the globe, it remains to be seen…

Mo’ Smut in Japan –

Mo’ Smut in Japan – Porn and Prostitution: The Japanese mobile Internet is popular after midnight, showing that people might be skipping the…

Adult Cable, Net Provider Cuts

Adult Cable, Net Provider Cuts Jobs: So it happens to adult companies as well: adult Internet and cable-TV company New Frontier Media, has a…

WES Ogles U.S. Market For

WES Ogles U.S. Market For Playmates: The Playboy Playmates are coming to mobile phones in North America. That’s according to Wireless Enter…

Net Gambling Bill Fans E-cash

Net Gambling Bill Fans E-cash Fears: “After seven years of trying, lawmakers are widely expected to crack down on illegal Internet gambling…

O2 Unveils Protection Plan for

O2 Unveils Protection Plan for Mobile Adult Content: O2 has launched a formal consumer protection scheme for the introduction of mobile adul…

P*r-n Strategy: Share and Snare:

P*r-n Strategy: Share and Snare: The p*r-n industry is learning a lesson the music industry refuses to hear: Piracy doesn’t have to be a dir…

Mobile P*r-n ‘Could Generate £2.5bn’:

Mobile P*r-n ‘Could Generate £2.5bn’: A more elaborate story on the statement by the CEO of Private Media Group, reported yesterday. He rec…

Mobile firms eye ‘Playboy’ services:

Mobile firms eye ‘Playboy’ services: Something which was only a matter of time: Mobile phone companies in UK are turning to soft porn in a b…

Press O for Orgasm–Audio Erotica

Press O for Orgasm–Audio Erotica Goes Wireless: This one is interesting (perhaps I should start an “adult paid content” category, though tr…

Revenues from the Adult Content

Revenues from the Adult Content Industry: eMarketer estimates the revenues from the adult content industry, and reports on the challenges in…

Private Media Group to Launch

Private Media Group to Launch Adult Content Chip for PDAs: As usual, the adult industry is two steps ahead of the mainstream media companies…

Credit Cards Start Charging New

Credit Cards Start Charging New Fee From Adult Subscription Sites: NYTimes.com does a fascinating story on how credit card companies are now…

RealNetworks’ May Consider Porn, Again:

RealNetworks’ May Consider Porn, Again: After a rather public backtracking few months ago on plans to start an adult channel on RealNetworks…

RealNetworks Denies Planning for Adult

RealNetworks Denies Planning for Adult Content: This one went down the drain faster than you could say cheese. RealNetworks has denied that…

RealNetworks Planning an Adult Subscription

RealNetworks Planning an Adult Subscription Channel: RealNetworks is considering adding adult programming to its multimedia subscription ser…

Prepaid Cards for Adult Content?:

Prepaid Cards for Adult Content?: Toronto-based Yourbrain Media has launched pre-paid cards for access to adult content. The card, which wor…