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Manwin Becomes MindGeek

CYBERSPACE—There was no announcement or explanation but Manwin has as anticipated officially changed its name, to MindGeek. Manwin.com now redirects to mindgeek.com, with the new site barely indicating that the company has anything to do wit...

Fabian Thylmann Sells Stake in Manwin

CYBERSPACE—AVN has confirmed that Manwin principal Fabian Thylmann is no longer associated with the company, and that he sent an email this morning to company employees to confirm a rumor making the rounds both inside and outside of Manwin o...

Manwin Files Merger Notification to Acquire RedTube.com

LOS ANGELES—A July 25 filing with the Austrian Competition Authority indicates that Manwin Holding S.A.R.L. intends to acquire the tube site RedTube.com from Bright Imperial Limited. Manwin has previously indicated its intent to acquire web ...

Manwin, ICM Registry Settle Antitrust Lawsuit

CYBERSPACE—Manwin and ICM Registry have hashed out their legal differences in a settlement that includes reduced prices in May for .xxx domains and similar promotions in the future. ICM will also pay $2.00 per registration to an industry fun...

Fox Business Network Ponders Manwin, Piracy, Wall Street

NEW YORK—Senior Correspondent Charlie Gasparino is an entertaining and often enlightened presence on the Fox Business Network, but watching him try to make sense out of Manwin and online porn over the past few days has been kind of like watc...

Manwin Party at AEE

Adult stars Jesse Jane, Nikki Benz, Brett Rossi and Emily Addison were among the attendees at a party during the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo at the Hard Rock Hotel's Vanity Nightclub on January 18. The party was sponsored by Manwin and its variou...

Manwin Chief Fabian Thylmann Arrested in Belgium - UPDATE

BRUSSELS, Belgium—Fabian Thylmann, managing partner of international adult conglomerate Manwin, has been taken into custody by Belgian officials on an arrest warrant issued by a German court on suspicion of tax evasion. Contrary to some news...

Manwin Issues First Statement Since Thylmann's Arrest

LUXEMBOURG—Manwin has issued today it's first public comments regarding the arrest of the company's managing partner Fabian Thylmann. Thylmann was arrested two weeks ago by Belgian officials on an arrest warrant issued by a German court on ...

Manwin USA to Match Donations to No on Gov't Waste Campaign

BURBANK, Calif.—Adding to its continued support of the No On Government Waste Campaign, Manwin USA has announced that it will match any donation made to the cause, up to a total of $100,000. The contribution must come from a new donor, and b...

Manwin to Accept TTS Test Results


LUXEMBOURG—Manwin announced that it will again accept performer-submitted health tests from Talent Testing Service (TTS).As of July 1, Manwin has required performers to submit FDA-approved tests prior to filming, for all content produced for...

Manwin, Brazzers Win YNOT Awards


LUXEMBOURG—Manwin and Brazzers are proud recipients of two YNOT Awards—honors voted on by industry members.Manwin won the award for Adult Company of the Year, and Brazzers was awarded Best Overall Adult Website. Company representatives...

Manwin Acquires Reality Kings


LUXEMBOURG—Reality Kings officially is now under the Manwin umbrella. The companies initially filed a merger notification on April 16 in Austria.In addition to the flagship site RealityKings.com, Manwin has acquired, among other adult assets...

Manwin Properties Make Courtney Stodden Porn Offers

GLENDALE, Calif.—As she celebrates her 18th birthday today tabloid sensation Courtney Stodden has a slew of porn offers to sift through. Five Manwin properties all have extended unique offers to bodacious blond. To celebrate her coming of a...

Manwin Temporarily Halts Production; Asks Talent to Retest

LOS ANGELES—Manwin today announced that it suspended production as of late yesterday and that, going forward, it will only accept clean STI tests dated as of today, Aug. 17, and later. The company's move comes in the wake of reports of a mal...

Judge Strikes Two of Five Causes of Action in 'Manwin v ICM'

LOS ANGELES—U.S. District Court Judge Philip S. Gutierrez issued a mixed ruling Tuesday on the motion to dismiss filed by defendant ICM Registry in the antitrust lawsuit brought against it and ICANN by Manwin. In it, he dismissed two of the ...

TTS Comments on Manwin Testing Protocol Statement

MIAMI, Fla.—On August 7, Manwin released a statement announcing that it had reversed its previous stance concerning accepting test results on its sets from Talent Testing Service. Today, TTS released its response. The complete statement foll...

Manwin Reverses Decision on Accepting TTS Results

LUXEMBOURG—Manwin released a statement this morning announcing that it has reversed its previous stance concerning accepting test results on its sets from Talent Testing Service. The complete statement follows: "Further to an announcement m...

Manwin Sues Again Over Cybersquatting

LOS ANGELES—Seeking protection under the Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act, Manwin has filed another cybersquatting lawsuit in federal court in Los Angeles, this time against 10 John Does it claims have cybersquatted on its YouPorn...

Manwin Kicking in $50K Per Month for Performer Testing

CANOGA PARK, Calif.—In a landmark announcement for the adult entertainment business, Manwin today announced that it's setting up a fund through which performers may receive a monthly subsidy to help defray the cost of STI testing.The fund, c...

Manwin Shutters Brazzers Site PornstarsPunishment.com

LUXEMBOURG—Brazzers parent company Manwin has terminated the rough sex themed website PorstarsPunishment.com. An announcement issued today by Manwin said the site had been shuttered with the intent of "keeping in line with the growth and dir...

Manwin to Accept TTS Test Results

LUXEMBOURG—Following its new health standards and procedures mandate, Manwin will again, effective immediately, accept performer submitted health tests from Talent Testing Service, Inc. (TTS).As previously announced, and as of July 1, Manwin...

Manwin Goes Glamcore With New Babes.com Network

LUXEMBOURG—The Manwin Group has launched a new network of "glamcore" style websites under the anchor banner Babes.com. Officially launched June 21, the startup network, which will see similarly themed sites to Babes.com added shortly, is ded...

Manwin Donates Gen Probe Aptima Machine to Cutting Edge

LUXEMBOURG—Following its decision to enforce stricter health rules and guidelines for its producers and performers, Manwin has purchased the Gen Probe Aptima machine for Cutting Edge Testing.This piece of equipment performs the Aptima RNA Qu...

Manwin Sets New Production Standards

LUXEMBOURG—Manwin has decided to set new best practices regulations for all performers and third party producers hired to create content for its websites. In its proposal, Manwin supports the system put in place by the APHSS, while also movi...

Manwin and RK Netmedia File Notice of Merger

AUSTRIA—Adult companies Manwin and Reality Kings parent, RK Netmedia, have filed a merger notification with Austria's Federal Competition Authority, a rating enforcement agency that investigates and approves planned mergers. Manwin has confi...

Jules Jordan Sues Manwin, Scott Justice for $5 Million

LOS ANGELES—Jules Jordan through his corporate entity has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court seeking $5 million from Manwin and Scott Justice, former JJV general manager and current Manwin employee, for breach of contract, fraud a...

Manwin Seeks to Acquire New Frontier Media

LUXEMBOURG—Manwin today announced that it has made a proposal to the board of directors of New Frontier Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: NOOF) to acquire the company for cash consideration of $1.50 per share of outstanding common stock. This offer repre...

UPDATED: Manwin Makes Changes at Digital Playground

VAN NUYS, Calif.—Back in mid-January, when Manwin first announced that it had acquired Digital Playground, news releases noted the "founder and director Ali Joone, CEO, and President Samantha Lewis will continue to oversee Digital Playground...

Manwin Acquires Digital Playground

LUXEMBOURG—Manwin has signed an agreement to acquire all assets belonging to Digital Playground. Digital Playground founder and director Ali Joone, CEO, and President Samantha Lewis will continue to oversee Digital Playground. “To me t...

Manwin Becomes First ASACP Diamond Sponsor

LOS ANGELES—The Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP) has announced that internet powerhouse Manwin has become its first Diamond Sponsor. Manwin is an international information technology firm that specializes in highly t...

Manwin Permanently Bans All Business with .XXX TLD

LUXEMBOURG—Manwin issued a statement Friday announcing that in addition to the antitrust lawsuit it filed Nov. 16 against ICM Registry and ICANN over the approval of the .xxx TLD, it also “has determined to cease any and all internet l...

UPDATED: Manwin, Digital Playground Sue ICM, ICANN Over .XXX

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL—Manwin and Digital Playground have filed a lawsuit in federal court against ICM Registry, the operators of the .xxx top-level domain, and ICANN, the California-based administrator of the Domain Name System (DNS), alleg...

Manwin Launches Legendary Stats

LUXEMBOURG—Manwin has launched a new affiliate aggregation product called Legendary Stats. Legendary Stats is dedicated to adult site operators with large traffic volumes, who are interested in capitalizing on their assets. It gives them the...

Manwin, Playboy Finalize TV, Web Operations Deal

LOS ANGELES—Playboy Enterprises and Manwin today announced that they have closed their deal relating to PEI's television and digital businesses. The deal, which was first announced in early August, provides that Manwin will be an operating p...