No.1 vendor of porn industry :
MindGeek is one of the biggest companies whose main purposes are advertising,online marketing and main stream pornography.As very few people knew that all of the top websites and their contents of pornography are maintained and supplied by MindGeek. MingGeek have their main office in Luxembourg city with other offices in Dublin, Hamburg, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Montreal, and Nicosia.Other with main stream pornography they made two of their website named videobash.com which is based on comedy videos and other is celebs.com based on celebrities.
As many people will be confused by listening this name of the company because recently this company is formed by the union of many small companies like YouPorn.com,WebCams.com,Interhub,Twistys Cash Affiliate Program, GayTube, SexTube and TrannyTube etc. This business of pornography was started by Fabian Thylmann.In the late 1990s, German-born Fabian Thylmann created NATS (Next-Generation Affiliate Tracking Software), which was used for marketing pornography across different websites. In 2006, Thylmann sold his shares in the company that controlled NATS and used the proceeds to purchase the Privat Amateure website.
Between 2006 and 2010, Thylmann bought three more web sites; MyDirtyHobby, Webcams and Xtube. The domain name manwin.com was first registered in August 2007.As manwin.com was one of the milestones as well as turning point of porn industry.
Coming of Brazzers and Mofos in 2003 :
In 2003, Ouissam Youssef , Stephane Manos , Matt Keezer , Youssef’s brother, and another friend they knew from Concordia, started out by creating TGP(Thunbnail Gallery Post) websites. They went on to start the Jugg Cash affiliate network and the Brazzers website, and the Brazzers enterprise then created many other pay sites, including Mofos. Mansef Productions Inc. was originally incorporated in Canada in 2004,“Mansef” was the holding company for Brazzers. Matt Keezer started PornHub at the beginning of 2007 within a company that Brazzers were partners in called Interhub. The Brazzers group added Tube8 and ExtremeTube to the properties they owned near the end of 2007.
In March 2010 Fabian Thylmann bought many assets of Mansef and Interhub and changed the name of the company to Manwin. In same period he bought WebCams.com. Adult blogger/journalist Mike South came with a story that Manwin had a loan financed by Colbeck Capital and they had got approx 168 million dollars from Fortress Investment Group for financing.In the same year of 2013 October, news came that Fabian Thylmann sold the company to the higher administration of Manwin. Later the name was changed from Manwin to MindGeek.
Retirement of Thylmann with Google in action :
Without Fabian Thylmann this was not the end of the legacy but this industry grew very well in few years.They own their own studios with their own production houses. MindGeek owns the pornographic movie studios Babes.com,Brazzers, Digital Playground, Reality Kings, Twistys,and Men.com,they manage the websites of Wicked Pictures, and Really Useful Ltd., and they established 3DXSTAR in partnership with Funky Monkey Productions. Mindgeek also manage Playboy’s online and television operations (although they no longer manage Playboy.com,see history section above). In January 2014, a Mindgeek official stated that they were developing an Android app for Google’s Chromecast digital media player, along with an app for Panasonic smart TVs, that would enable streaming of Playboy.tv content. The plan to release a Chromecast app was shown to be unfeasible in February 2014 when Google originally revealed their terms of service for Chromecast app developers, which stated that “We don’t allow content that contains nudity, graphic sex acts, or sexually explicit material.”
Dominance in Market (Pornhub Network) :
As MindGeek is one of the dominant industry in porn because of Pornhub Network. MindGeek bought many of the small companies which are not maintained by the administration of MindGeek but works under the hood. Pornhub Network operates many small companies which include GayTube, Peeperz, PornIQ (launched by Pornhub), PornMD, Pornhub, RedTube, Thumbzilla, Tube8, XTube, and YouPorn. According to the Alexa Rank Pornhub was one of the top 100 websites in the world.
So let’s see what we get to know more about this adult industry with MindGeek.