Private Releases First Six Movies in Collaboration with BlueBird Films

Posted on December 3rd, 2009 in Adult Industry News,GameLink Press Releases,Porn Movies by admin

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PRIVATE RELEASE THE FIRST SIX BLUEBIRD TITLES INCLUDING BEN DOVER’S YUMMY MUMMIES

BARCELONA, Spain, December 2, 2009. Private Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ GM: PRVT), a worldwide leader in premium adult entertainment, announced the first six titles being released in a landmark agreement to exclusively manage Bluebird Films via Private’s unparalleled global distribution network.

Private further extends its market reach by creating and distributing its own content but also the content from top European and U.S. studios such as Bluebird Films whose exceptionally high production values meet the premium standards that the Private brand and its customers have come to know and expect.

Private’s cross platform new media distribution allows it to continue to explore opportunities to work and partner with the best adult content producers worldwide. Moreover, Private´s new business strategy also incorporates building tech solutions, developing exclusive partnerships and acquiring companies to strengthen its leading position in the adult entertainment industry.

The first Bluebird Films titles for release are Ben Dover’s Yummy Mummies, Black Beauty Vol 1, Murder Mystery Weekend, Séance, Secret Garden and Stromtroopers.

In its very first year, Bluebird Films released only 30 movies and was nominated for a staggering 24 awards by AVN, including Best New Video Production Company.

With an impressive schedule of ten new productions per month, Bluebird Films has invested $14M to build a catalogue of more than 300 quality productions across genres and emerging niches starring top international talent.

The first film is from Ben Dover, an undeniable member of the porn world’s elite. Yummy Mummies reinforces why he has been up to his nuts in the most beautiful ladies for more than 20 years. In this production, he seduces sexy middle-aged women and attractive pregnant mums-to-be and gives them all a major pounding.

Black Beauty Vol 1 follows the turbulent life of Jodie Vincent, a vulnerable street girl with a murderous secret trying to escape the city and abusive clutch of a violent pimp. There is plenty of action as she has sticky, messy, sweaty sex with people she meets along her travels. She eventually finds her soul mate in a horse. Can you guess its name? AVN nominated Black Beauty for Best Foreign Feature and its director Peter Lee as Best Director of a Foreign Feature.

A XXX whodunit, Murder Mystery Weekend Act 1 introduces 12 guests as they embark on a weekend of flamboyant hardcore sex that gives way to brutal hardcore murder. Not only did AVN nominate this production for Best Foreign Feature moreover its director Peter Lee as Best Director of a Foreign Feature. It has also been put up for the Best Special FX nomination.

Secret Garden awakens a dark and lustful sensation in an enchanting and ravaging tale about a sweet fairy Bluebell as she tries to balance the forces of good and evil while enjoying plenty of hard and passionate honey dripping sex. A pixie love fest and an orgy in a secret garden are just on the other side of the gate. Secret Garden was nominated for two awards for an adult production, Best Special FX and Best Original Song.

Séance is a dark and deeply sexy movie. In it, a mysterious and perverse witch offers her power to women to attain their dreams. The price is uncontrollably fierce sex that never seems to stop… and why would you want it to anyway?

Stormtroopers is a futuristic BDSM fantasy of bouncing sex hungry sirens, busty cutthroat pirates, domination, discipline and incredibly hot off-world sextrionics.

About Bluebird Films
Bluebird Films is global producer of premium adult content. The Company is backed by London playboy and financier, Paul Chaplin, and has studios in England and the United States. The Company has one of the largest wardrobes in adult, six sound stages, set design by academy award winning talent and a state of the art post-production facility. To date, the Company has invested $14 million to develop a catalogue of more than 300 films with marquee talent from around the world. AVN award-winner producer, Nicholas Steele, guides year-round production on both continents and oversees an aggressive production schedule that spans cinema gonzo to high-end features. See http://www.bluebirdfilms.com for more information.

About Private Media Group
With its 44 year track record, NASDAQ listed Private Media Group is a brand-driven world leader in adult entertainment and distributes premium quality content globally via multiple platforms including broadband internet, mobile, IPTV, cable, and broadcast. Private Media Group owns the worldwide rights to its extensive archive of high-quality content, and also licenses its Private and “Silver Girls” trademarks internationally for a variety of exclusive consumer products. Private’s acquisition of San Francisco based GameLink LLC and its related companies in January 2009, created the world’s leading adult content and distribution company in the digital media sector. GameLink is the technology and development leader in the adult Internet retail space and focuses on the digital distribution of adult films and media delivered over the Internet through its state of the art retail website, which is the third largest VoD platform in the US and currently offers 70,000 movies in all popular and major formats. The Company has established an industry leading reputation for innovative online retail and eCommerce solutions.
Visit http://www.prvt.com and http://www.gamelink.com for more information

Disclaimer
This release contains, in addition to historical information, forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which reflect the Company’s current judgments of those issues. However, because those statements are forward-looking and apply to future events, they are subject to such risks and uncertainties, which could lead to results materially different than anticipated by the Company.

For further information, please contact:
Simon Jordan
Marketing Department
Private Media Group
Tel +34 93 620 80 90
simon.jordan@private.com

Also information can be found on:
www.private.com
www.privatereleases.com

SOURCE: Private Media Group

Private announces Managed Services Deal with BlissBox

Posted on November 12th, 2009 in Adult Industry News,GameLink,GameLink Press Releases by admin

PRIVATE ANNOUNCES MANAGED SERVICES DEAL WITH BLISSBOX.COM

Barcelona, Spain – October 22, 2009 – Private Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ GM: PRVT) is pleased to announce its property GameLink.com has acquired its fourth major Managed Services deal this year to manage the Video On Demand business of an established adult e-tailer using their flexible e-commerce and VOD platform. PMG announced early in 2009 that it would open its global distribution channels and internet sales platform on GameLink.com to other brands, and Blissbox.com, a UK website launched in 2002, is the latest in a string of companies to leverage the asset.

GameLink.com is providing a custom white-label VOD solution to Blissbox.com that will accept multiple currencies. In addition to the white-label custom catalog, GameLink.com will manage services including personalized merchandising, promotions and advanced email campaign management. Blissbox’s deal with GameLink.com has allowed them to greatly increase the number of adult movie titles offered and expand on the formats the films are available in, and since the launch Blissboxvod.com has quickly surpassed all expectations with very high conversion rates to sales and new customers.

Mike Carroll from Blissbox.com raves, “We selected GameLink.com because they have a superior video player to all other VOD providers. Add to this their ability to manage and market our entire VOD platform and we knew this would be a successful relationship. Sales out of the box have shown this was the right choice.”

“Blissbox is an ideal candidate for our platform,” notes Private’s Vice President of Online Services, Andrew Sullivan. “It’s a win for everyone: Blissbox gets a premium solution that cost many millions and took years to develop, and they leverage our extensive experience in growing and managing an online business. They see increased revenues, reduced cost, higher margins and emerge with greater business focus, and we gain revenues and market-share. Both parties see gains in efficiency and profitability. It’s the beauty of economies of scale and complementary strengths.”

“Although we’re getting interest from companies in the mainstream to use our platform, we’re focused on the adult industry for now,’” continued Sullivan. “There is simply too much opportunity in our market as retailers realize that they are better off letting us manage the intricacies of an e-commerce operation while they remain focused on business-facing issues.”

GameLink.com’s enterprise ecommerce platform was developed over the past eight years using ATG Dynamo as the core ecommerce engine. The system is widely considered to be the most sophisticated, flexible solution in the industry and was only recently made available to other brands. GameLink.com’s Managed Services solution is much like a market vertical for the solutions that amazon.com provides by extending its platform to other brands, only GameLink.com’s platform comes with additional services such as Search Engine Marketing, Search Engine Optimization, personalized merchandising, promotions and advanced email campaign management services. PMG offers the only complete global content distribution and sales solution in the adult industry.

Private Media Group acquired eLine Inc., a systems integration and professional services firm as part of a January deal that included the acquisition of GameLink LLC, a major US VOD platform. eLine designed and built the GameLink platform and was responsible for many major mainstream systems, including work for some of the largest publishers and most recognized luxury brands in the world (see eline.com). The acquisition helped enable PMG’s strategy to transition from a single brand-driven production and distribution enterprise to the industry’s only full-service global content distribution and sales solution.

For additional information, contact: Jeff Dillon, Business Development Director, (415) 865-5143, (415) 575-9708 fax, jeff@gamelink.com

About Private Media Group
With its 44 year track record, NASDAQ listed Private Media Group is a brand-driven world leader in adult entertainment and distributes premium quality content globally via multiple platforms including broadband internet, mobile, IPTV, cable, and broadcast. Private Media Group owns the worldwide rights to its extensive archive of high-quality content, and also licenses its Private and “Silver Girls” trademarks internationally for a variety of exclusive consumer products. Private’s acquisition of San Francisco based GameLink LLC and its related companies in January 2009, created the world’s leading adult content and distribution company in the digital media sector. GameLink is the technology and development leader in the adult Internet retail space and focuses on the digital distribution of adult films and media delivered over the Internet through its state of the art retail website, which is the third largest VoD platform in the US and currently offers 70,000 movies in all popular and major formats. The Company has established an industry leading reputation for innovative online retail and eCommerce solutions. Visit www.prvt.com and www.gamelink.com for more information.

Disclaimer
This release contains, in addition to historical information, forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which reflect the Company’s current judgments of those issues. However, because those statements are forward-looking and apply to future events, they are subject to such risks and uncertainties, which could lead to results materially different than anticipated by the Company.

For additional information, contact: Jeff Dillon, Business Development Director, (415) 865-5143, (415) 575-9708 fax, jeff@gamelink.com

Further company information can be found on:
www.private.com
www.prvt.com

SOURCE: Private Media Group

Private Media Group Completes Acquisition of Leading Online Distribution Platform Sureflix

Posted on November 3rd, 2009 in Adult Industry News,GameLink Press Releases by admin

BARCELONA, Spain, November 3, 2009,
Private Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ GM: PRVT) announced on October 29 it finalized the acquisition of Sureflix Digital Distribution (“Sureflix”), the world leader in digital distribution of premium gay content and owners of maleflixxx.tv, splashshots.com. The acquisition provides Private with a leadership position in the lucrative gay market.

Commenting on the Company’s decision to make this acquisition, Ilan Bunimovitz, Chief Executive Officer of Private explained: “With Sureflix, we extend our platform into yet another new market and broaden our leading position in the adult industry into the gay space. Together, we offer the most comprehensive catalog to affiliates and consumers. This is an accretive acquisition and it will act as a strategic accelerator for both parties, enabling growth into new markets and territories while opening up new business relationships.”

Speaking about the synergies between Sureflix and Private, Eric Jonson, President of Sureflix, said: “It is hard to imagine a better fit. As part of Private, we will be able to offer members of the industry the best distribution network. This deal opens many revenue channels and allows us to deliver the distribution muscle of a storied international brand to our premium catalog.”

The acquisition agreement was signed on October 9, 2009 and the agreement provides for the issuance of 3,900,000 unregistered shares, or 6% of total shares outstanding following issuance, of Private common stock to the owners of Sureflix and related companies upon completion of the acquisition, and up to an additional 2,100,000 shares of Private common stock based on earnout targets. The combined pro-forma revenue of the two entities for the six months ending June 30, 2009 was USD 19.3 million compared to USD 16.0 million in revenue for the same period for Private alone, a 21% difference.

About Sureflix
Sureflix is a leading global supplier of adult programming. Sureflix operates a vast network of pay-per-view VOD Websites and has a North American broadcast presence. Sureflix represents premium production studios in the various worldwide television broadcast markets (cable, satellite), mobile, IPTV as well as the various Internet VOD markets. Sureflix has not only in-depth knowledge of adult programming, but also significant VOD technology and marketing expertise. Sureflix launched its flagship site in 2001 and has continued, with steady growth across all markets since this point.Visit sureflix.com for more information.

About Private Media Group
Founded in 1965, NASDAQ listed Private Media Group (PRVT) is a brand-driven world leader in adult entertainment, operating a global content distribution network with a wide range of platforms including mobile telephone handsets via 85 network operators in 36 countries, digital TV via 35 platforms in 18 countries, broadband Internet, television broadcasting, DVDs and magazines. Private Media Group owns the worldwide rights to its extensive archive of high-quality content, and also licenses its Private and “Silver Girls” trademarks internationally for a select range of luxury consumer products. Private is the world’s preferred content provider of adult entertainment to consumers anywhere, at any time and across all distribution platforms and devices. Corporate site: prvt.com, consumer site: private.com

Disclaimer
This release contains, in addition to historical information, forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which reflect the Company’s current judgments of those issues. Forward-looking statements in this press release include expectations about the timing of the merger and the satisfaction of closing conditions to the transaction, including the receipt of regulatory approvals. Actual results may differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements in this press release. Private undertakes no obligation to, and does not intend to, update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after this press release. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. In addition, because those statements are forward-looking and apply to future events, they are subject to such risks and uncertainties, which could lead to results materially different than anticipated by the Company.

For further information please contact:
Simon Jordan
Marketing Department
Private Media Group
Tel +34 93-620 80 90
simon.jordan@private.com
SOURCE: Private Media Group

‘Pirates,’ ‘Billionaire’ Big Winners at Hot d’Or Awards

Posted on October 21st, 2009 in Adult Industry Events,Adult Industry News,Adult Movie Awards by hunterlee

VIA XBIZ.com | News & Articles:  ‘Pirates,’ ‘Billionaire,’ Big Winners at Hot d’Or Awards.

Congratulations to all the winners & nominees!

Private Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Sureflix

Posted on October 14th, 2009 in Adult Industry News,GameLink,GameLink Press Releases,Porn Movies by admin

PRIVATE MEDIA GROUP SIGNS DEFINITIVE AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE LEADING ONLINE DISTRIBUTION PLATFORM SUREFLIX TO ENHANCE GLOBAL DIGITAL DELIVERY POSITION

BARCELONA, Spain, October 14, 2009, Private Media Group (PMG), Inc. (NASDAQ GM: PRVT) announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Sureflix Digital Distribution (“Sureflix”), the world leader in digital distribution of premium gay content and owners of maleflixxx.tv, splashshots.com, as well as its extensive international affiliate platform, in exchange for common stock of Private. The acquisition extends PMG’s position as the leading global distributor of premium adult content and gives the company a leadership position in a key vertical market. This acquisition follows the January acquisition of Gamelink, a global leader in VOD, and adds a new market segment to PMG’s enviable distribution channels in IPTV, Broadcast, Mobile, and DVD.

Commenting on the Company’s decision to make this acquisition, Ilan Bunimovitz, Chief Executive Officer of Private explained: “This acquisition is the next step in the ongoing expansion of our global digital media platform. It adds another dimension to our platform and broadens our market knowledge. In 2009 we entered the VOD and US markets through the acquisition of GameLink. We completed a joint venture with BlueBird Films, utilizing our distribution platform to bring their movies to market in multiple channels worldwide. With Sureflix, we are extending our platform and expertise into the gay market. We will continue to expand our reach by building solutions, partnering when necessary, and acquiring companies that enhance the value of our platform. Sureflix was an important deal, but it must be viewed in the context of an aggressive growth plan fueled by solidifying our position in emerging markets, completing accretive acquisitions that fill strategic gaps and growing our share in existing markets by aggregating premium content for our global network.”

Speaking about the synergies between Sureflix and Private, Eric Jonson, President of Sureflix, said: “It is hard to imagine a better fit across all aspects of a deal. Sureflix wanted stronger penetration into distribution channels that Private dominates. Private wanted a strong entry into our vertical and access to territories we have been developing for years. Sureflix wanted access to Private’s core product with a broad ecommerce platform. The list of complementary attributes goes on and on. As part of Private, we will be able to offer producers the most developed distribution network in the industry and like Private, we occupy far more shelf space in our existing channels by delivering a broad catalog of premium content. This deal opens many revenue channels and allows us to deliver the distribution muscle of a storied international brand to our premium catalog.”

The definitive acquisition agreement was signed on October 9, 2009 and the transaction is expected to close in November 2009. The acquisition agreement provides for the issuance of 3,900,000 unregistered shares, or 6% of total shares outstanding following issuance, of Private common stock to the owners of Sureflix and related companies upon completion of the acquisition, and up to an additional 2,100,000 shares of Private common stock based on earnout targets.

The combined pro-forma revenue of the two entities for the six months ending June 30, 2009 was USD 19.3 million compared to USD 16.0 million in revenue for the same period for Private alone, a 21% difference.

About Sureflix
Sureflix is a leading global supplier of adult programming. Sureflix operates a vast network of pay-per-view VOD Websites and has a North American broadcast presence. Sureflix represents premium production studios in the various worldwide television broadcast markets (cable, satellite), mobile, IPTV as well as the various Internet VOD markets. Sureflix has not only in-depth knowledge of adult programming, but also significant VOD technology and marketing expertise. Sureflix launched its flagship site in 2001 and has continued, with steady growth across all markets since this point.
Visit sureflix.com for more information.

About Private Media Group
With its over 40 year track record, NASDAQ listed Private Media Group (PRVT) is a brand-driven world leader in adult entertainment, operating a global content distribution network with a wide range of platforms including mobile telephone handsets via 85 network operators in 36 countries, digital TV via 35 platforms in 18 countries, broadband Internet, television broadcasting, DVDs and magazines. Private Media Group owns the worldwide rights to its extensive archive of high-quality content, and also licenses its Private and “Silver Girls” trademarks internationally for a select range of luxury consumer products. Private is the world’s preferred content provider of adult entertainment to consumers anywhere, at any time and across all distribution platforms and devices.

Corporate site: prvt.com, consumer site: private.com .

Disclaimer
This release contains, in addition to historical information, forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which reflect the Company’s current judgments of those issues. Forward-looking statements in this press release include expectations about the timing of the merger and the satisfaction of closing conditions to the transaction, including the receipt of regulatory approvals. Actual results may differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements in this press release. Private undertakes no obligation to, and does not intend to, update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after this press release. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. In addition, because those statements are forward-looking and apply to future events, they are subject to such risks and uncertainties, which could lead to results materially different than anticipated by the Company.

For further information please contact:
Simon Jordan
Marketing Department
Private Media Group
simon.jordan@private.com
SOURCE: Private Media Group