AVN Names LiveGonzo Exclusive Broadcast, Integration Partner

CHATSWORTH, Calif.—Raul Cristian has announced that after many years of collaborating very successfully with AVN Media Network, his company, LiveGonzo, has been selected by AVN to be its exclusive broadcast and integration partner.

The agreement between these two adult entertainment companies formally establishes AVN as the exclusive media partner for all of the LiveGonzo.com live sex shows, corporate events and news reporting on the activities of LiveGonzo and its sister company Cruel Media.

The deal is the culmination of months of discussions and strategic planning between Cristian and Theo Sapoutzis, CEO of AVN Media Network. The collaboration is expected to not only raise the media profile of the LiveGonzo.com website, but also be a source of significant revenue for both companies generated from the white label integration of LiveGonzo.com on the AVN network websites and as the exclusive provider of live sex content that will be available soon on AVN.com.

“I am very proud of what Theo and I have accomplished in developing this partnership, and I am excited to start working with the AVN team on a bigger scale than ever before," Cristian said. "The previous management, with the legendary founder of AVN, Paul Fishbein, effectively helped to promote the best of the adult industry, and I have to thank them forever for the recognition they bestowed upon me with six AVN Awards between 2008 and 2010.

"I cannot emphasize enough how happy I am today to be collaborating with the new AVN management and especially with its CEO and Chairman Theo Sapoutzis," Cristian continued. "The two of us share a similar background as internet entrepreneurs, and since we were familiar with each other as trendsetting businessmen in the adult industry, it was a logical and mutually beneficial step for LiveGonzo to join forces with the new and powerful AVN Media Network.”

For his part, Sapoutzis is equally enthused about the partnership.

"I'm very excited about this partnership and the potential that can arise from it," he said. "Raul's got a remarkably creative mind, solid business ethics and he is surrounded by a remarkable team of people that he inspires to create great content."