Home > News > Valenti: NakedSword, AEBN to Share Revenue on VOD • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options

NEWS STORY

Valenti: NakedSword, AEBN to Share Revenue on VOD

Valenti: NakedSword, AEBN to Share Revenue on VOD
Get XBIZ News
XBIZ Research
What will be the biggest segment of virtual reality adult entertainment?
Recorded video content
  29.31%
Live cams
  40.23%
3D rendered virtual worlds
  30.46%
Out of 174 votes. Results based on votes submitted by members of XBIZ.net social network.
XBIZ London - Sept. 15-18
Jan 9, 2007 4:50 PM PST    Text size: 
SAN FRANCISCO – On the heels of announcing that the two companies have merged, gay video-on-demand company NakedSword and AEBN have disclosed the terms of their agreement and plans for mutual ownership and profit sharing of their combined VOD libraries.

NakedSword owner Tim Valenti told XBIZ that while both companies will remain independent entities in Charlotte, N.C. and San Francisco, he called it a “clean merger” that combines assets and gives NakedSword a solid stake in the vast AEBN network, which is unparalleled in terms of traffic and brand-building power.

Valenti and partner Greg Lindberg will report directly to AEBN President Scott Coffman

The tradeoff, Valenti said, is a windfall of gay content for AEBN, which prior to the merger already had a gay library but now will have access to NakedSword’s premium brands from studios like COLT and Falcon, to name just a few.

“We really wanted to make sure that the culture we’ve been able to cultivate is able to foster and grow in partnership with AEBN,” Valenti said. “We’re a unique group, and we’ve built a very successful web development company with very close ties to the community.”

One of the main provisos of the deal with AEBN is that NakedSword will continue to build out its brand, in addition to overseeing the strategy and branding of gay content for both companies. NakedSword will retain its own technology and programming team, and no layoffs will occur as a result of the merger, Valenti said.

Additionally, NakedSword will shift from a membership model to the same pay-by-minute model as AEBN. NakedSword also will rollout retooled membership sites and more niche-oriented content.

NakedSword, which launched in 1997 under the stewardship of Valenti and Lindberg, maintains a library of more than 4,000 full-length titles from more than 100 studios.

“One of the reasons I got into serious negotiations with AEBN was because I respected him [Coffman] on a personal level as well as a competitive level,” Valenti said. “AEBN has always responded to us and treated us well. I don’t think we could have found a better situation.”

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 !

QUICKBITE FEATURES

Web Depot: Design Wordpress Themes In Photoshop

Bringing the power of SiteGrinder 3 to WordPress, the SG3xpress Photoshop to WordPress plugin, targets designers creating WordPress themes using Photoshop, with SiteGrinder’s layer naming system... More »

Owning Your Craft: Working in the Pleasure Products Biz

If you have this issue of XBIZ in your hot little hands while you’re reading this, chances are good that you’re in the adult industry. Yes, the adult industry. I like using that term because... More »

Web Depot: Become a Coding Titan With Titon Toolkit

Power users will appreciate Titon Toolkit, an extensible front-end HTML, CSS, and JavaScript user interface component library for building responsive, mobile-first sites. Feature-rich and engineered for... 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.
Access the latest issues of the industry's leading trade publications in digital form. View online or download for offline viewing.

UPCOMING EVENTS

QWEBEC Expo 2015

Aug 06 - Aug 09
Montreal, Canada

EXXXOTICA Dallas

Aug 07 - Aug 09
Dallas, Texas

Sexhibition

Aug 21 - Aug 23
Manchester, U.K.

Gentlemen’s Club EXPO

Aug 23 - Aug 26
New Orleans, Louisiana
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!