VIVID STUDIO INSIDER FOR OCTOBER 3, 2014

  VIVIDTV AND VANESSA TV PARTNER FOR NEW CANADIAN NETWORK - Canadian adult broadcaster Sex-Shop Television Inc. will rebrand its popular Vanessa TV service as VividTV in a new partnership venture with Vivid Entertainment, effective October 28. The companies made the announcement last week, noting that Sex-Shop Television chief executive officer Anne-Marie Losique will head the channel. With programming in both French and English, the channel will provide the most popular Vanessa TV programming, along with content from Vivid. Says Ms. Losique: “In collaboration with Vivid Entertainment, we will be able to offer what will be unquestionably the broadest and highest quality adult viewing packages in Canada. This is an exciting new venture for our company. Our viewers will get the best of both worlds.” Vivid co-chairman Bill Asher said: “Vanessa TV is without a peer in Canada as a provider of fine adult programming. We are delighted they are taking the lead in bringing VividTV to audiences throughout the country. Because Anne-Marie knows the market so well, she’ll be able to package the best of Vanessa TV and VividTV.” Sex-Shop Television Inc. The owner of Vanessa TV is licensed by the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to provide “television programming service devoted to the themes of charm, sensuality, eroticism and sexuality." News of the new venture was quickly picked up by mainstream, trade and adult media in North America, ranging from Le Journal de Montreal to Multi Channel News. PornBizNews began its coverage of the story this way: “In another example of Vivid taking over the porn streaming market place – Canadian adult broadcaster Sex-Shop Television Inc. will rebrand its popular Vanessa TV service as VividTV in a new partnership venture with the multichannel television division of Vivid Entertainment at the end of October.” A promotional clip for the new VividTV Canadian channel is available as http://goo.gl/XcZ5lD.

 DOMINATRIX MISTRESS C TO BE GUEST ON CHRISTY CANYON’S VIVID RADIO SHOW - One of the country’s leading bondage/fetish personalities, Mistress C, will be the featured guest on Christy Canyon’s Vivid Radio show on Thursday, October 9th from 2-4pm PT. Legendary Vivid Girl and adult superstar Christy will interview the “Goddess of Femdom Wisdom,” who will share all things BDSM with listeners. It is her second appearance on the show. Says Christy: “The book Fifty Shades of Grey became a best-seller and made the general public more aware of how hugely popular the fetish community is. Dominatrix Mistress C takes us inside this lifestyle and leads us way beyond Christian Grey in describing her own adventures in decadence.” Mistress C has been a professional model, produced and hosted both radio and cable shows and has appeared on reality TV shows. She also created “Dungeons” for the EXXXOTICA and AVN/AEE fan expos. Says Mistress C: “Obey me now! I am your reason for living. I want anyone who wants to discover and maintain sex control to tune in on October 9th because I promise that you won’t be disappointed.”

 TERA PATRICK EXTENDS GUEST HOSTING GIG ON VIVID RADIO – Responding to fan demand, VividRadio.com has extended Tera Patrick’s guest hosting gig for another month. The legendary performer will continue her one hour call-in show from 4-5pm PT on the five Wednesdays in October, the 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th. Says Vivid Radio V.P./General Manager, Farrell Hirsch: “Tera really enjoys having a relationship with her fans and so we thought she’d be a natural host for her own show on Vivid Radio. Her frequent traveling and constant round of personal appearances enables her to be in touch with fans in different locations. Radio gives her an even bigger reach and we’ve heard from her fans across the country who wanted her to be on the air longer. We’re delighted that she rearranged her schedule for us.” In addition to her extended radio gig, Tera will be making a special appearance at Excitement in Woodland Hills, CA (19841 Ventura Blvd.) on Saturday, Nov. 15th at 7pm PT. She’ll be reading from her first book, “Sinner Takes All” with her co-author Carrie Borzillo and Shawna Kenney. Says Tera: “Vivid Radio has created the most intimate environment ever for listeners. I really think we’re breaking new ground. I’m excited to be part of this radio family. I love the connection to my fans here.” News of Tera’s Vivid Radio extension was covered widely in the adult press.

VIVID/IGGY AZALEA SEX TAPE STORY HAS LEGS - More than two weeks after it was disclosed that Vivid was interested in acquiring an Iggy Azalea sex tape the story continues to pique the interest of the media. In recent days, the sex tape story has been the subject of dialogues on major radio stations including KGO in San Francisco, which updated listeners on “the sex tape that everybody’s talking about, starring the girl whose name rhymes with Ziggy.” TMZ set off the original media storm with an article about Steven Hirsch reviewing images from the tape. Television stations around the country, in major markets and smaller ones, and the major syndicated shows were all over the story.