Vivid Entertainment Set To Launch VividTV Europe Linear Channel on Nov. 1st
LOS ANGELES (October 7, 2014) – Vivid Entertainment, the world’s leading adult film company, will launch VividTV Europe on November 1st. The new 24/7 channel will deliver Vivid’s unmatched adult content combined with the highest quality European content available. The new channel will compliment Vivid’s existing broad European Video On-Demand distribution.
VividTV Europe will be led by Tony Cochi, Executive Vice President Worldwide Distribution of VividTV, and Stephen E. Walter, Senior Vice President of Business Development for Canada and Europe.
Bill Asher, co-chairman of Vivid Entertainment, said distribution deals with several major European operators will be announced shortly. VividTV launched its 24/7 linear channel in 2013 and it quickly became the top performing adult service in over 70 million homes across North and South America. Vivid extended its US service to Europe in April of this year.
“In order for any channel to truly be successful it must have a local flavor and appeal to the constituency of the territory,” Mr. Asher said. “VividTV Europe is designed specifically for the European market. The channel will deliver the most popular content in Europe, both through acquisitions as well as programming from Vivid Entertainment, owner of the largest single adult studio archive,” said Mr. Asher. He noted that the new European service comes on the heels of last week’s announcement of a Vivid partnership with VanessaTV in Canada to create a truly local channel. VividTV Canada launches October 28th.
European viewers will receive exclusive, never-before-seen footage from the Vivid Celeb line, which includes sexually explicit videos starring Kim Kardashian, Tila Tequila, Pamela Anderson, Kendra Wilkinson, Montana Fishburne, etc., plus pop icon superhero parodies, award winning series like Brand New Faces and 100% Real Swingers, big budget features and much, much more. Vivid has won more awards for its movies than any other company in the history of the industry.
VividTV Europe will be available on Astra 1L 19.2° East as well as via fiber.
About Vivid: Founded in 1984, vertically integrated Vivid Entertainment, known as the leading source for quality erotic film entertainment, has created wide brand-name awareness through its films, innovative marketing and licensing programs. Vivid-branded products range from condoms to vodka to apparel to gentlemen's clubs. Vivid's movies are seen online, in DVD, VOD and on VividTV worldwide. Its Vivid-Celeb imprint made "celebrity sex tape" a household word and helped launch the Kardashian phenomenon in the process. Vivid is the most awarded studio in the history of the industry. Vivid Radio—Vivid’s 24/7 radio channel—is available on vividradio.com and the SiriusXM app.