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

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

Bluebird Films Selects Private Media Group for Exclusive Global Content Distribution

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

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BLUEBIRD FILMS SELECTS PRIVATE MEDIA GROUP FOR EXCLUSIVE GLOBAL MULTI-CHANNEL CONTENT DISTRIBUTION

BARCELONA, Spain, October 6, 2009/PR Newswire/ — Private Media Group, Inc.(NASDAQ: PRVT) a worldwide leader in premium-quality adult entertainment products today announced its partnership with adult movie production company Bluebird Films for the exclusive management of Bluebird’s content distribution worldwide, via all media channels, using Private’s global content distribution network.

Under the terms of the five year agreement, Private is in charge of bringing Bluebird’s content to market across Private’s distribution network, which includes broadcasting (Sat-TV, Cable, IPTV, DTT, etc.), mobile, Internet e-commerce, DVD and Blu-ray platforms.

Following Private’s announcement that it would open its distribution network to a select group of American and European high quality studios, this partnership is to date the most substantial in a series of deals to manage other studios’ content. This collaboration reaffirms Private’s position as the most comprehensive global content distributor in the adult space. No other company has access to such a broad array of channels and the capabilities to effectively distribute through them.

“Bluebird has the catalog we have been seeking, yet the studio has not gained the traction it deserves,” noted Private CEO, Ilan Bunimovitz. “With our access to global markets, we can rapidly catapult Bluebird to international success. They have the content and we have the market reach and the ability to manage it across multiple channels globally. It is an elegant match where Private can satisfy increased demand from our new media channels and Bluebird gains unparalleled global distribution. Going forward, we expect this arrangement to have a significant impact on our bottom line.”

With a newly produced catalog of unreleased quality adult movies in excess of 175 titles, a production schedule of 10 movies per month and an extensive library of HD content, Bluebird Films was highly sought-after by major distributors.

“When you’ve invested over $14M to develop your catalog, you take a good hard look before you partner with anyone to distribute it,” said Bluebird Films CEO, Nicholas Steele. “There was simply no one with the combination of services Private offers: they have a proven track record on brand management, they understand the emerging channels across the world, they fathom the particularities of producing content for a global audience, and, with Gamelink, they are leaders in online distribution. Initially, our intention was to carry out the distribution on our own, but when we saw that Private has a suite of top-notch services and its global distribution network ready to go, time to market, quality and reach were the deciding factors for us.”

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 over 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, please see 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, distributing premium quality adult content globally via multiple platforms, including broadcasting (cable, satellite, IPTV and DTT), mobile, Internet, as well as DVDs and print publications. 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. Private’s acquisition of San Francisco-based GameLink LLC and its related companies in January 2009 further increased the Group’s digital technology development capabilities and online retail reach. Established in 1993, GameLink is a leading adult Internet retail site, focusing on the digital distribution of adult media and merchandise delivered through its retail website. It is the third largest VOD platform in the US, and currently offers over 70,000 movies in all major formats. The company has established an industry-leading reputation for innovative online retail and eCommerce solutions. Visit prvt.com and 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
simon.jordan@private.com

SOURCE: Private Media Group

A Real Swinger’s Orgy – Groundbreaking First New Release from Private Independent

Posted on October 9th, 2009 in Adult Industry News,GameLink,GameLink Press Releases,Porn Movies by admin

BARCELONA, Spain, October 5th, 2009, Private Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ GM: PRVT) a worldwide leader in premium quality adult entertainment content, today announced the October release of “A Real Swinger’s Orgy”, the first title on its recently launched “Private Independent” label

“Swinging” is back with a slap on the ass! Or did it ever go away? Now more popular than ever, attracting singles, couples and the media, everyone from top politicians to celebrities to the young couple across the street are admitting they do it. But what really goes on at one of these gigs.

Private was invited to film at a swinging party in San Francisco where 80 amateurs and 20 porn stars fucked each other’s brains out. A Real Swinger’s Orgy pulls back the curtains on an underground and secret polyamorous society where its members might enjoy watching their partner get fucked by someone else while they screw with multiple strangers.

But you never know who you might “bump” into at one of these orgies. The film follows Mark who goes to the doctor for a check up and makes small talk with her while she goes about examining him. Later that week at the swinging party he frantically fucks a masked lady from behind only to discover after, to his embarrassment that he just screwed his family doctor.

One of the amateur female participants in “A Real Swinger’s Orgy” who wants to remain anonymous explained why she loves swinging. “I am a young married mother with 2 small children and a well paid job in a law firm but when I go to one of these parties I feel sexually liberated and just love to fuck everyone. I do things I wouldn’t do normally. I love lesbian sex, I take it in the ass and I love to get double penetrated while my husband watches. Don’t worry! He has a hell of a time too.”

Directed by Kink, “A Real Swinger’s Orgy” is the first movie title on the brand new “Private Independent” label which is to feature content with an indie film feel aimed at women and couples. “A Real Swinger’s Orgy” has a strong emphasis on situational authenticity while giving off an intense sexual energy that creates some compelling adult entertainment that has a distinctly different air about it.

A promotional site where trailers, fotos and cast will be available to coincide with the release in October

http://www.private.com/promo/a_real_swingers_orgy

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

SOURCE: Private Media Group