Playboy, Penthouse may make video porn for Apple iPod players

“Playboy Enterprises Inc. and Penthouse Media Group Inc., publishers of men’s magazines, may make adult movies for portable video players such as Apple Computer Inc.’s new iPod to capitalize on soaring demand for the devices,” Rebecca Barr reports for Bloomberg News. “Penthouse is in talks with ‘a number’ of companies that build the players to provide adult videos, Chief Executive Officer Marc Bell said in an interview Wednesday. Chicago-based Playboy also is in talks with new developers, CEO Christie Hefner said.”

Barr reports, “Playboy and Penthouse, both suffering from slumping revenue at their magazines, are ramping up video production to bolster profit. Apple sold more than 1 million music videos and television shows for its new video iPod, with a 2.5-inch color screen, within three weeks of its Oct. 12 debut. Adding adult content is a natural extension for mobile video players. ‘When you look at what has driven the emerging technology for media distribution over the last 50 years, it’s music and adult content,’ said David Bank, an analyst for RBC Capital Markets in New York. ‘It seems like a natural fit.'”

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  1. Yeah, iCrystal, ‘cuz porn is new. It’s not like it’s existed since the dawn of media or anything.

    Gee, I wonder why Playboy is having trouble selling magazines? Maybe it’s because I can get all the pictures of naked ladies I want online and not pay a thing?

  2. Another dodgy Penthouse forum topic ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />
    Hey, at least I buy it for the articles, Yeh right…
    Download a 30 sec video clip and your done and dusted.

  3. For cryin’ out loud…we don’t need porn crap invading emerging innovative technologies. I don’t care what drove previous technologies in the past.

    Apple has innovated and has succeeded without porn!!!!!

    Hefner and the like need to finally shut up and go away and take thier crap with them!

    Apple’s innovative technonologies were created for productivity and family enjoyment.

    If Apple’s name gets equated with porn crap, watch their image and some sales take a dive.

  4. Many personal porn site are created on Macs. My mac has helped me download lots of internet porn. Quicktime is a popular format for online streaming/download video for porn already. Having porn in a format for the iPod is not going to tarnish Apple’s good name.

  5. Bring on the porn! Lol! You thought podcasts were cool? Wait ’til you see porncasts! iSight+iPod=iPorn ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />
    Seriously though, talk about driving demand for the iPod; every teenager will want a new video-enabled iPod so they can watch porn at school and show it off to their friends.

  6. iCrystal

    Id gladly start a fund to ship you to whatever country you want.
    Here’s an idea, move to Europe. It would be fun to see your head explode when you realize how less inhibited they are then we are.

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