For those who care, Jenna’s probably in Vegas right now for all the big industry parties that go down for the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo this weekend.
On a more sour note, the same industry that paid for Jenna’s lips, boobs, hair, hands, legs & whatever else she had surgically implanted after she struck porn star gold, is currently having serious distribution issues. As more & more horndoggs bypass the porn checkout counters and head straight for YouTubesque-adult clone sites, the industry is losing major revenues and in response, porn bosses are desperately hoping to ice lucrative deals w/ big tech companies like Apple, Microsoft, Verizon & others…
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An Apple spokeswoman said the company would not comment if it had held past talks or was interested in distributing adult product. A spokeswoman for Comcast, the largest U.S. cable provider, said the firm offered adult content in its video-on-demand service but said she knew of no talks for mobile adult distribution.
Sales of sex films to mobile devices occur in Europe but have yet to take off in the United States.
“We won’t make money through adult content,” said Verizon Wireless spokesman Ken Muche.
AT&T did not comment.
Jay Grdina, president of ClubJenna Inc, a division of Playboy (PLA.N), says sharing previews is a mistake. “We’re getting bitten by our own sword,” he said.
Grdina, former husband and on-scene partner of Jenna Jameson, one of the industry’s most famous porn stars, said he has met companies such as Microsoft (MSFT.O) and Apple to seek wireless and other distribution deals that could allow easy downloads to devices such as iPods.
A spokesman for Microsoft said they were not in talks to distribute adult content.
“The revenues are massive,” Grdina said. But “the biggest fear is share price: what are the shareholders going to say?” [Yahoo!]