Internext Archives Available

Gretchen Gallen
With only four months to go before the next widely anticipated Internext tradeshow, AVN Media Network took steps this week to make it easier for the adult industry webmaster community to access valuable seminar information from past Internext tradeshows.

Formerly ia2000, Internext is the world's largest and most popular adult industry tradeshow event.

Through a deal with X2K Media Services Group of Encino, all Internext attendees past and future will be able to access archived streaming feeds of taped seminars dating as far back as the Summer 2002 show.

AVN will charge a $14.99 fee per seminar.

According to Stephen Bugbee of X2K, his company started filming Internext seminars a year and a half ago with a four camera television-quality effect. X2K finalized its deal with AVN in June to handle all ongoing production work for future seminar archives, said Bugbee.

"Most of us are on the floor during these events and don't have time to see all the seminars," said Bugbee. "You can't beat being able to see this stuff when so much of it is really important."

Each seminar feed is encoded in a beta version Windows Media 9 and is compatible with Mac OS X platforms. A third party wrapper ensures digital rights management and each user has 24-hours to view the archived footage before being denied access, Bugbee told XBiz.

AVN currently has ten tradeshow seminars in the can, which include Summer 2002, four seminars from Winter 2003, and two from the recent Summer 2003 Internext show in Florida.

Seminar content covers topics ranging from marketing, technology, billing, and legal issues.

Three more seminars taped at the Summer 2003 Internext will be posted by the end of the year, AVN reported.

According to Tom Hymes, editor of AVN online, the release of more archives is going to be an ongoing project. "We're improving them and making them more multi-media," he told XBiz.