Thursday, May 7, 2009

GameLink Launches Stream to Own SM: Lifetime Streaming License

San Francisco, CA – Online retailer GameLink.com, part of the Online Division of Private Media Group, Inc. [PRVT] released another ground-breaking video-on-demand product –streaming movies that never expire.

GameLink is the first adult or mainstream video-on-demand provider to offer customers complete ownership of their streaming movies at no extra cost. While other adult VOD websites rent streaming movies for 48 hours to seven days, GameLink Stream to OwnSM allows active customers to stream their movies for life from their online video library.

“This is the first phase in a series of releases that will change the digital media landscape,” says Andrew Sullivan, VP of Marketing. “We are increasing the benefits of purchasing our digital products to surpass the value, quality and service associated with traditional media. With Stream to OwnSM, we combined the value of our content offering with the strongest digital media management service on the internet -- and this translates into clear and lasting assets for our customers. There is currently no other digital media library more valuable to the adult consumer than GameLink’s.”

GameLink offers more than 60,000 streaming movies with 500 new titles made available every week. Customers can now purchase best-sellers like Fashionistas and Deep Throat or hot new releases like Stormy Daniels’ Predator trilogy and watch their titles on-demand forever – from any computer in the world. Gonzo or feature, new release or classic – if you buy it, you own it. The movies in your Stream to OwnSM library never have to be downloaded to your computer, keeping your hard drive ‘rated PG’ and your adult movie collection discreet and protected.

“Our customers love the convenience of being able to stream movies without downloading them. They want to build a movie collection and be able to watch their movies as often as they want, wherever they want. Stream to OwnSM redefines video ownership by giving adult movie fans a digital library where they can keep their movies and come back to watch them again and again. We’ve also upgraded our streaming technology to 2.2 MB in order to give these customers higher quality streaming movies than ever before,” said Jeff Dillon, Director of Business Development.

For additional information, contact Jeff Dillon, GameLink Director of Business Development, (415) 865-5143, (415) 575-9708 fax, jeff@gamelink.com

About Private Media Group
With its 44-year track record, NASDAQ listed Private Media Group is a brand-driven world leader in adult entertainment, distributing premium quality content globally via multiple platforms, including television (cable, satellite, IPTV and DTT), mobile networks and the internet, as well as DVDs and publications. Private Media Group owns the worldwide rights to its extensive archive of high-quality content, and also licenses its Private and "Silver Girls" trademarks internationally. Private’s acquisition of San Francisco-based GameLink LLC and its related companies in January 2009 further increased the Group’s digital technology and retail reach. Established in 1993, GameLink leads adult internet retail, focusing on the digital distribution of adult films and media delivered through its retail website, which is the third largest VOD platform in the US and currently offers 70,000 movies in all popular and major formats. The company has established an industry-leading reputation for innovative online retail and eCommerce solutions. Visit prvt.com and GameLink.com for more information.

Disclaimer
This release contains, in addition to historical information, forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which reflect the Company's current judgments of those issues. However, because those statements are forward-looking and apply to future events, they are subject to such risks and uncertainties, which could lead to results materially different than anticipated by the Company.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

GameLink Hires New Adult Affiliate Sales Manager

San Francisco, CA – Online adult VOD store GameLink.com, a subsidiary of Private Media Group, Inc. [PRVT], has just announced the addition of Meghan Messner to their adult affiliate marketing team. As GameLink’s new Affiliate Sales Manager, Meghan brings a strong emphasis on engaging customers through targeted marketing tactics, as well as a focus on maximizing affiliate revenue in the adult VOD market.

“I feel that VOD is the future of the online adult industry and GameLink has really embraced the VOD model on all platforms, including mobile. I’m thrilled to be working with a company that is meeting the demands of a rapidly changing market and look forward to new opportunities with GameLink,” Meghan beams.

GameLink’s Director of Traffic Acquisition, Michael Brandvold, adds, "Meghan comes to us from Hot Movies and brings a world of affiliate and VOD experience. Her enthusiasm and excitement is amazing and she is definitely a "networker;" we found her on Twitter!"

GameLink’s adult affiliate program offers a variety of solutions to their partners, including, co-branded VOD stores, custom niche VOD stores, pornstar or studio stores, and endless deep linking options. For additional information, contact: Michael Brandvold, Director Affiliate Sales, (415) 865-5118, (302) 347-7015 fax, mbrandvold@gamelink.com or Meghan Messner, ICQ 28478477, cell (570) 778-4179, twitter: mmmeghan, mmessner@gamelink.com.

About GameLink
GameLink.com, founded in San Francisco in 1993, is the original adult Internet retailer. GameLink offers more than 150,000 hours of adult Video on Demand, as well as adult Pay per Minute, adult DVDs, select sex toys and apparel, and a robust adult affiliate program. For more information, please visit www.gamelink.com.

About Private Media Group, Inc.
With its 40 year track record, NASDAQ listed Private Media Group is a brand-driven world leader in adult entertainment and distributes premium quality content globally via a wide range of platforms including more than 900 million mobile telephone handsets, IPTV, broadband Internet, television broadcasting, DVDs and magazines. Private Media Group owns the worldwide rights to its extensive archive of high-quality content, and also licenses its Private and "Silver Girls" trademarks internationally for a select range of luxury consumer products. Private is the world's preferred content provider of adult entertainment to consumers anywhere, at any time and across all distribution platforms and devices.

Disclaimer
This release contains, in addition to historical information, forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which reflect the Company's current judgments of those issues. However, because those statements are forward-looking and apply to future events, they are subject to such risks and uncertainties, which could lead to results materially different than anticipated by the Company.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Private Media Group Completes Acquisition of Leading U.S. Online Distribution Platform GameLink and Creates Global Digital Powerhouse

BARCELONA, Spain, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Private Media Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: PRVT) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of GameLink, a leading U.S. adult Internet video-on-demand ("VOD") and eCommerce company in exchange for common stock of Private. The acquisition will enhance Private's strategic digital media focus as a dominant and uniquely positioned global content production, distribution and development company in both the adult and mainstream entertainment sectors. Following the acquisition, the newly formed Private Online Media Division will benefit from a broader international sales and marketing infrastructure with full representation in both the U.S. and the EU.

Commenting on the Company's decision to make this acquisition, Peter T. Cohen, Chief Operating Officer of Private explained: "During 2008, Private has been focusing its business on new media platform distribution with customized targeted content offerings with great success. The addition of GameLink's successful VOD portal, along with its state of the art development capabilities for platform design, interactive functionality, and user profiling, will greatly enhance our global business model and ability to implement our online initiatives more timely and effectively".

Cohen continued: "We are very excited about the expansion capabilities this deal offers Private and our ability to have shorter time-to-market on new initiatives. The initiatives include a global roll-out of the GameLink VOD portal, a re-launch of private. com with enhanced functionality, expanded international content licensing deals and increased off-portal mobile content delivery. We expect the acquisition to result in strong incremental revenue and substantial profitability from our online media business as we maximize monetization of content on high-margin platforms".

Speaking about the synergies between GameLink and Private, Ilan Bunimovitz, newly appointed EVP of Private Media Online Division and founder of GameLink said: "This deal creates compelling new opportunities and a much stronger business model. It allows us to combine GameLink's expertise in distributing rich media content with Private's strong brand presence and broad reach into international online markets and emerging media platforms such as IPTV and Mobile. The combined entity will offer more content in more media formats, localized for more countries, than any other company has ever achieved. In addition, we will extend our first-class platform to other adult and mainstream content providers and resellers. This means that customers, affiliates, and content providers now have a one-stop digital aggregation and distribution solution".

The acquisition was initiated pursuant to a Letter of Intent entered into in November 2008 and was completed on January 20, 2009 with a definitive acquisition agreement. The acquisition agreement provides for the issuance of 8,534,309 unregistered shares of Private common stock to the owners of GameLink and related companies upon completion of the acquisition, and up to an additional 4,597,397 shares of Private common stock based on earnout targets.

The combined pro-forma revenue of the two entities for the nine months ending September 30, 2008 was $35.3 million compared to $22.7 million in revenue for the same period for Private alone.

About GameLink

Founded in 1993, San Francisco based GameLink LLC is one of the leading online retailers of adult entertainment in the US. GameLink currently has over 70 employees and focuses on online distribution of adult content through its website www.GameLink. com. The site provides an enhanced user experience and state-of-the-art functionality. GameLink maintains distribution agreements with all major US adult content providers and offers over 60,000 titles available in multiple popular media formats. The Company has established an industry leading reputation for innovative online retail and eCommerce solutions. Visit gamelink. com for more information.

About Private Media Group

With its over 40 year track record, NASDAQ listed Private Media Group (PRVT) is a brand-driven world leader in adult entertainment and distributes premium quality content globally via a wide range of platforms including mobile telephone handsets via 85 network operators in 36 countries, digital TV via 35 platforms in 18 countries, broadband Internet, television broadcasting, DVDs and magazines. Private Media Group owns the worldwide rights to its extensive archive of high-quality content, and also licenses its Private and "Silver Girls" trademarks internationally for a select range of luxury consumer products. Private is the world's preferred content provider of adult entertainment to consumers anywhere, at any time and across all distribution platforms and devices.

Corporate site: prvt.com, consumer site: private. com

Friday, October 10, 2008

Cezar Capone Inc. Partners with GameLink for VOD, Custom Theater

San Francisco, CA – Cezar Capone Inc. announced today that they have partnered with adult video on demand company GameLink.com to be their exclusive VOD provider and to operate the official custom VOD theater for the family of websites under their CezarCapone.com umbrella. Capone is the latest to join GameLink’s premium VOD program, and the move allows GameLink to be the first to have Cezar Capone content on VOD.

After years of shooting hardcore gonzo content for Bang Bros. and Club Jenna, Cezar Capone released his first film under the Cezar Capone brand in July 2008. Shot exclusively in Miami Beach, Florida, Capone’s movies often feature fresh new girls who have never been seen on film before. Cezar’s top of the line premium titles will be offered at GameLink as whole movies on VOD, kicking off with the top-rated Morgan Dayne’s Deviant.

Howard Levine of Cezar Capone Inc. says, “I am so proud to be associated with GameLink and their subsidiaries for our new premiere line of Cezar Capone and Phillip Mond. GameLink is the king of VOD websites and sell-thru products, and I’m confident we will be very successful together. Cezar Capone Inc. is very picky about whom we will do business with online and Gamelink was one of our first choices.”

GameLink’s Business Development Director Jeff Dillon follows up enthusiastically, I have seen a lot of lines emerge throughout the years, but I cannot remember when I have seen a video line this strong emerge. I have personally been a big fan of Bill Fisher aka Cezar Capone for many years. I very much admire his style of shooting and the women he uses. I was very excited to hear he was launching his own line earlier this year and WOW…I was blow away by his first release -- Morgan Dayne's Deviant. After seeing Morgan Dayne's Deviant, I knew this content would be perfect for GameLink’s Premium VOD program and I began pursuing Cezar Capone to get the VOD rights. I am proud to say GameLink.com will be the first VOD platform to bring Cezar Capone movies to the adult VOD market.”


About GameLink

GameLink.com, founded in San Francisco in 1993, is the original adult Internet retailer. GameLink offers more than 150,000 hours of adult Video on Demand, as well as adult Pay per Minute, adult DVDs and select sex toys and apparel. For more information, please visit www.gamelink.com.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Blazing Bucks Teams Up with GameLink for Custom Stores

San Francisco, CA – Blazing Bucks announced today that they have partnered with adult video on demand company GameLink.com to provide over a dozen custom video on demand stores for their roster of adult models, including Bree Olson, Puma Swede, Hailey Young, and Monica Mayhem. In addition, GameLink is providing the studio store for Blazing Bucks’ Overboard Video and will be launching special promotions to promote Overboard Video products.


"We are pleased to be working closely with GameLink to provide us with custom stores for each of our models that join our network of pornstar sites. We have built up a very solid relationship now with Gamelink, and look forward to promising results from our network of pornstars, and also with the branding and visibility our studio Overboard Video is now getting through this relationship with Gamelink," says Mark Blazing of Blazing Bucks.


GameLink’s Director of Traffic Acquisition, Michael Brandvold, enthuses, "Blazing Bucks has been a dream to work with! Mark has a great roster of models and his site's are all about interaction between the girls and their fans. I am so pleased to be able to provide him with custom video theaters as well as expanding the presence of Overboard Video within GameLink."


About GameLink

GameLink.com, founded in San Francisco in 1993, is the original adult Internet retailer. GameLink offers more than 150,000 hours of adult Video on Demand, as well as adult Pay per Minute, adult DVDs and select sex toys and apparel. For more information, please visit www.gamelink.com.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Earl Miller Partners with GameLink for VOD, Store

San Francisco, CA – Renowned Penthouse photographer and adult filmmaker Earl Miller announced today that he has partnered with adult video on demand company GameLink.com to be his exclusive VOD and DVD provider and to operate his official online store for his website, EarlMiller.com. Since landing the deal, all Earl Miller’s movies can immediately be streamed live at GameLink.com or shipped on DVD, and the titles are available in the download-to-own format as well.


Michael Brandvold, GameLink’s Director of Traffic Acquisition, asserts, "Earl Miller is a legendary photographer; his work speaks for itself, and I am so excited to be working with Earl to provide his official website with a VOD theater to showcase his movies."


Earl worked directly with GameLink.com to create a branded store that matches his official website EarlMiller.com. GameLink.com also delivered custom merchandising within the store to spotlight and focus on Earl's movies, including his latest release "Earl's Naughty Girls #2." In addition, GameLink has published an extensive Earl Miller interview featuring explicit behind-the-scenes photos that are typically only available to members of Earl’s exclusive website.


“Aside from Gamelink’s obvious top notch professionalism, what really blows me away about them is how they totally understand what I am about, and therefore present me as an artist whose work celebrates the joy of sex. It’s what I do in EarlMiller.com and now in my new line of DVDs. I know I am in good hands with them bringing my DVDs and VOD to the world,” Earl Miller enthuses.


For additional information, contact: Jeff Dillon, Business Development Director, (415) 865-5143, (415) 575-9708 fax, jeff@gamelink.com


About GameLink

GameLink.com, founded in San Francisco in 1993, is the original adult Internet retailer. GameLink offers a massive video on demand library of over 60,000 titles, as well as DVDs and select sex toys and apparel. For more information, please visit www.gamelink.com.

GameLink to Pay Affiliate’s NATS License Fee

SAN FRANCISCO, CAAdult Video on Demand company GameLink.com is putting the word out to existing and new affiliates that GameLink Partners will pay them one month of their NATS license fee, up to the value of the first month’s sales with GameLink. For example, if the affiliate has $1000 in sales the first month after their NATS integration with GameLink, GameLink will pay them up to $1000 for their NATS license.


"Having recently completed our integration with NATS so we can offer a leak-free store to GameLink affiliates who use NATS, we wanted to make it even more profitable to work with GameLink,” confirms GameLink’s Director of Traffic Acquisition, Michael Brandvold, ”Now GameLink will help you pay your monthly NATS license. A few minutes of work to integrate is all it takes."


"We at Too Much Media are happy to announce Gamelink as our newest third party integration. Now, adding a Gamelink-powered store to your affiliate program is as easy as 1, 2, 3," says John Albright of Too Much Media.


GameLink Partners affiliate program is designed to help affiliates maximize their earning potential through video sales. GameLink offers a variety of solutions to their partners, including co-branded video theaters, custom niche stores, pornstar or studio stores, and endless deep linking options. GameLink’s integration with Too Much Media's NATS platform allows an affiliate’s custom-branded store to be combined with their affiliate program to provide sales tracking for each referring affiliate who is the source of the sale, resulting in no traffic leaks and higher sales commissions.


New and existing GameLink affiliates should contact either Michael Brandvold at mbrandvold@gamelink.com or Kevin Blatt at kblatt@gamelink.com.


About GameLink

GameLink.com, founded in San Francisco in 1993, is the original adult Internet retailer. GameLink offers a massive video on demand library of over 60,000 adult movies, as well as adult DVDs, sex toys, apparel, and a robust affiliate program. For more information, please visit www.gamelink.com.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Invite to Visit the GameLink Offices

If you plan on attending the Cybernet Expo from June 10-12 in San Francisco we would like to invite you to come by the GameLink offices.

The GameLink offices are just minutes away from the Cybernet Expo host hotel and right in the heart of downtown San Francisco.

Email either Michael or Gavin and we would be happy to arrange a time for you to drop by the offices and get a tour. Contact us at glpartners@gamelink.com.

Do You Twitter?

Are you using the social networking website Twitter.com? We are looking for new and exciting ways to network with our affiliates and Twitter is a great tool for networking, communication and updates.

We are going to use our Twitter profile to post updates, promotions, cool links and tips and just communicate. I would like to invite you to follow us on Twitter - http://twitter.com/gamelinkpartner.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Updated Version of GameLink Affiliate Portal Released

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Online adult retailer and VoD portal GameLink.com announced today that their affiliate division, GameLink Partners, has released v2.0 of their affiliate partners portal, http://partners.gamelink.com.

Among the new features released is automated custom-store creation, where affiliates can set-up their custom-branded white label site; automated affiliate tracking code generation; auto updating creative; and Scenes Gallery Landing Pages, with over 100,000 scenes available for viewing.

GameLink’s Partners affiliate portal also includes the Fleshboxxx Flash Video Theater; NATS Integration, where custom-branded GameLink sites can be integrated with existing NATS programs to provide sales tracking for each referring affiliate; and RSS Feeds, which affiliates can grab for new releases or best sellers, for straight or gay titles, as well as for hundreds of niche categories. These new tools are in addition to over a dozen Pre-Built Niche Stores and VoD theatres , a Deep Link Generator and Search Box Code.

“We are confident that these changes will make our affiliates’ lives easier, but most importantly help them make more money!” says GameLink’s Director of Traffic Acquisition, Michael Brandvold. Michael adds “The most exciting new feature is our EXCLUSIVE Fleshboxxx Flash Video Theater and it is like nothing else out there. The player is 100% embeddable into your website. What that means is you keep your traffic! You don't send your valuable traffic to somebody else's website. The player has over 100,000 clips, 3,000 full length movies! There are 100's of niches tagged to the clips and users can mix and match the tags by just clicking on them. Even better, we are launching the Fleshboxxx Flash Video Theater with a special 10 FREE minutes promotion!.”

On top of all these new features, GameLink Partners also announced a brand new customer email program that offers full affiliate tracking, and the addition of live cam chat to affiliate stores through their affiliation with VS Media.

To learn more about GameLink’s affiliate program, visit http://partners.gamelink.com

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Nina Hartley To Kick Off GameLinkLive’s Pornstar Masturbation Marathon

San Francisco, CA – Adult e-commerce company GameLink.com has just announced an exclusive live performance by one of the most sought-after pornstars of all time: Nina Hartley. On Wednesday, May 21st 2008, from 5-8 PM Pacific, GameLink’s live chat portal GameLinkLive.com will present Nina in a three hour live online performance where she'll attempt to continuously masturbate. The performance will be free for VIP members of GameLinkLive.com, and will also be recorded and made available on GameLinkLive.com after the live broadcast.


May is National Masturbation Month and GameLink.com created the Pornstar Masturbation Marathon series as part of its efforts to raise the profile of this educational campaign. A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to San Francisco's Center for Sex and Culture (CSC) to continue their work promoting masturbation as safe sex. GameLink.com is also sponsoring the CSC’s 2008 Masturbate-a-thon event in San Francisco on May 25, 2008, where Nina Hartley will co-host the live masturbation event, but will not perform masturbation herself.


Stacie Adams, GameLink’s Social Media Coordinator, said, “Nina Hartley is famous for teaching people how to have fun and safe sex through her popular line of instructional video titles, and she’s been a host of the San Francisco Masturbate-a-thon many times. It’s so exciting that her fans will get a chance to see her perform prolonged masturbation this year as part of our Pornstar Masturbation Marathon.”

SCENES GALLERY LANDING PAGES

Are you looking for scenes galleries to use to drive traffic into your store? We got'em!

The GameLink Partners scenes landing pages are a breeze to use. You just grab the code for the niche gallery you want, link to that URL from your website and everyday your users will find a page containing new scene gallery images. Even better, we host the landing pages. We have been using these landing pages for Google and Yahoo traffic and have seen some great conversions.

We already have scenes galleries up and running for the following niches:

Click the links below to see a sample gallery page.
  • MILF
  • Boobs
  • Oral
  • Cream Pie
  • Gang Bang
  • Hardcore
  • Squirting
  • Tranny
  • Interracial
  • Double Penetration
  • Teen
  • Anal
  • Latin
  • Fetish
  • Dildos
  • Lesbian
  • Squirting
  • Group
  • Asian
  • Masturbation

Head over to the Sales Tool page to grab your Scenes Gallery Landing Page code. If you have any questions or are looking for a specific niche, email us at glpartners@gamelink.com.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Live Chat Now Available in GameLink Stores


GameLink Partners announces the addition of live cam chat to affiliate stores. Through our affiliation with VS Media we have added a new navigation tab for LIVE MODELS... Girls, Guys and Transsexuals. We worked directly with VS Media to provide full tracking of sales coming from affiliate stores. So, any traffic from an affiliate store that ends up in a live chat will get full credit for the sale and receive the appropriate affiliate commission. You will be able to review your chat sales in your MY ACCOUNT.

Live Chat has amazing conversions and now you can get a piece of it and you don't have to do anything since it is automatically added to your store.

We even will provide you with materials to promote your store's live chat on your own website. Visit the Live Chat Sales Tool page to pick up creative elements.

If you have any questions please email us at glpartners@gamelink.com.

GAMELINK INTEGRATION WITH NATS

If you use Too Much Media's NATS platform for your affiliate program the custom-branded GameLink store can be integrated with your program to provide you with sales tracking for each referring affiliate who is the source of the sale. What this means... no traffic leaks!

If you have any questions feel free to email us at glpartners@gamelink.com.