AEBN, short for Adult Entertainment Broadcast Network, is an Internet pornography company that specializes in delivering material through streaming video in a video on demand format. At the time, video-streaming technology was still in its infancy. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, AEBN offers more than 100,000 titles and includes material from at least 1,500 different studios with 10 million subscribers worldwide, aebn affiliate of 2011. Internet pornography companies on the Web.
The merger gave AEBN a windfall of gay content from studios such as COLT and Falcon, as well as a strong brand name in the gay market. In 2009, AEBN merged with another gay adult company, Raging Stallion Studios, and its sister label, Pistol Media. The merger also included Pistol Media’s Gunzblazing affiliate program. Raging Stallion Studios is also based in San Francisco and is one of the world’s largest producers of gay adult films. On December 19, 2010, AEBN purchased Falcon Studios for an undisclosed sum.
AEBN merged Falcon Studios and Raging Stallion, although the company said that both brands would remain distinct and AEBN’s output would remain constant at 60 DVD titles per year, with 40 originating from Raging Stallion. Falcon CEO James Hansen would remain with the company as the chief financial officer of Falcon Studios. AEBN launched Xobile in April 2005. Xobile made adult material available on mobile devices. AEBN announced plans to host the first annual VOD Awards in 2005. The awards’ winners are chosen based on the viewing habits of the sites’ users and on per-minute sales in theaters during the preceding calendar year. 300,000 users in its first eight months.
Representatives for the company demonstrated the device at the 2009 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas and it was released in November 2009. Since 2006 AEBN has its own award program to acknowledge videos, performers, and studios based on their popularity as selected by their customer base. The awards recognize «each year’s most popular films and stars based on viewing habits of the millions who visit the company’s network of VOD theaters». The awards cover a range of genres along with an award for Studio of the Year. Categories include: Performer of the Year, Best Newcomer, Best Overall Movie, Amateur, BDSM, Feature, International, Lesbian, Series, and Transsexual. Taking Stock in the Future: Vision and perseverance pay off for VOD pioneer AEBN». Archived from the original on 27 August 2009.
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