Home > News > Porn Magazine Launched for British Mobile Phones • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options

NEWS STORY

Porn Magazine Launched for British Mobile Phones

Get XBIZ News
Aug 11, 2004 1:13 PM PDT    Text size: 
FAREHAM, England — A mobile content provider of adult material is launching what is reportedly the first online mobile-based adult magazine. The popular British production company Bend Over is branding the weekly magazine for mobile phone end-users in the United Kingdom. The magazine is set to debut in mid-August.

Symbios Group, which developed the mobile magazine, is collaborating with Bend Over in the venture. Subscribers will reportedly be able to view licensed content that includes adult videos, news features, regular short stories, exclusive stills, interviews with leading stars and unique location photography on their cell phones.

Symbios’ Sales Director Martin Montague said, “Increasingly, people live and work with a new set of habits regarding time, using the mobile phone. With this in mind we feel that the services will prove just as popular as the late night subscription or traditional purchase method for adult material via newsstands and TV channels.”

Montague told XBiz, “This is a world-first for the adult industry. We already are in discussions with major non-adult companies who want to use the technology. I’m sure that this model will replace paper-based material over the next 5-15 years,” predicted Montague, who referred to the mobile project as “one-stop shopping.”

“The target market for the mobile magazine is 18-to-45-year-old mobile phone users,” Montague continued. "As for resolution, it depends on the make and model of the mobile phone.”

Mobile operators such as O2 U.K., Orange U.K., T-Mobile Germany, Spain’s Telefonica Moviles and Vodafone Portugal offer adult content services. The Italian operator Wind derives up to 80 percent of its data revenues from its sex channel, dating and flirt Short Messaging Service (SMS) services.

Symbios eventually plans to offer its mobile magazine beyond the British Isles. “The market is very strong in Europe due to the technology. The U.S. will be an emerging market over the next few years,” Montague told XBiz.

Symbios reportedly plans to build and publish a portfolio of unique mobile-based programs aimed at the consumer phone markets in the U.K. The Fareham, England-based company plans to provide licensed programs to other countries. This includes tailoring products geared toward the growing U.S. market.

“Basically the customer subscribes using text, and then our billing system sends them a password and a Wireless Application Protocol address,” Montague told XBiz. “When they access it our WAP site detects what phone is browsing and gives them the best stills or video that the phone can receive so we can cover 100 percent of all color mobiles content,” the Symbios sales director said.

Montague went on to say, “This also applies to 3G phones as well as Java ones. It is possible for every brand or company to have its own mobile magazine. The income is recurring as the customer will get a new one each week until they unsubscribe.”

More ways to get XBIZ News:  RSS Feeds  |  E-Newsletters  |  Desktop Widget  |  Mobile
Looking for porn star news and behind-the-scene videos? Check out XFANZ.com !

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Dissecting an $11.9M Affiliate Marketing Judgment

The Federal Trade Commission scored another major win in early October when the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling, requiring LeadClick Media LLC to pay an $11.9 million award. The... More »

Legal Protection for Amateur Shoots

Any adult industry professional who creates video content with actual first-time amateurs will come to an early knowledge that later performer regret is commonplace. Recognized performers who regularly... More »

Legal Options to Address Pirated Cam Performances

Many webcam performers have experienced a new trend in online piracy — the illegal recording and publication of live webcam performances. The “business model” is disturbingly simple:... More »
XBIZ NEWSLETTERS
Stay informed of the latest industry developments. Get XBIZ newsletters delivered to your inbox. Subscribe today!
Enter email address:

* To manage existing subscriptions click here.






POPULAR PRODUCTS & SERVICES
Submit your press release to
multiple news outlets with 1 click.
Subscribe to RSS news feeds or
add free content to your website.
Access XBIZ news and articles
with your mobile device.
Subscribe to XBIZ World magazine, the industry's leading e-commerce trade publication, delivering in-depth coverage of the online, mobile and ancillary digital markets.

UPCOMING EVENTS

XBIZ 2017

Jan 09 - Jan 13
Hollywood, CA

XBIZ Awards 2017

Jan 12 - Jan 12
Los Angeles, CA

ANME Founders Show

Jan 14 - Jan 15
Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport

Everything To Do With Sex Show

Jan 20 - Jan 22
Montréal, Québec
Everyday thousands of business professionals browse XBIZ's industry directory for quality products and services. Not listed yet? Your company could be losing potential new business. Submit your company today!
Use XBIZ RSS feeds to stay informed of the latest industry developments or as a content syndication tool for your website!