VIVID ENTERTAINMENT NAMES KEN BOENISH PRESIDENT OF NEW VIVIDTV DIVISION
LOS ANGELES – (August 8, 2012) – Vivid Entertainment, the world's leading adult film studio, today announced the appointment of veteran television executive Ken Boenish as president of its new VividTV division.
Mr. Boenish will oversee the launch of VividTV later this month. VividTV will offer world-class adult entertainment through VividTV branded video-on-demand offerings as well as a branded linear pay TV channel. The company has already secured distribution deals with two of the top ten television platforms in the U.S. that serve more than 20 million homes combined.
"I am thrilled to be a part of this exciting new venture for Vivid," said Mr. Boenish, who has worked 22 years in the cable and satellite television industry, the last 14 years at publicly traded New Frontier Media, Inc. (NOOF:NASDAQ), where he directed its growth into the dominate adult television network serving 350 million homes in 33 countries. Considered an expert on the viewing trends of adult TV audiences, he has successfully utilized research and performance analytics to reshape the programming, marketing and pricing structure of adult TV services to improve the consumer experience and maximize operator revenue.
Mr. Boenish continued, "Vivid has what is undeniably the most notable and well-recognized brand in the business and the content to back it up. The studio is the most award-winning producer this industry has ever seen and I look forward to using my experience to enhance adult entertainment offerings for TV platform operators in the US and around the world."
VividTV programming will include the full range of Vivid Entertainment offerings from the largest single adult studio archive. Viewers will also watch exclusive, never-before-seen footage from the Vivid Celeb line, which includes sexually explicit videos featuring Kim Kardashian, Pamela Anderson, Kendra Wilkinson, Montana Fishburne, Tila Tequila and many other pop-culture icons.
"VividTV already has very valuable distribution deals in place and under the leadership of Ken Boenish we should make rapid and important advances as we move forward in this vibrant space," said Bill Asher, co-chairman of Vivid. "He is exactly the right person to pull all the pieces together for success."
About Vivid: Founded in 1984, Vivid has always placed heavy emphasis on high quality erotic film entertainment and has created wide brand-name awareness through its films and the www.vivid.com
website, an innovative marketing and a licensing program that extends to advertising, apparel, book publishing and a range of other products. In addition to its Vivid-Celeb imprint, the company is known for its Vivid SuperXXXHeroes parodies and award-winning feature films. Visit Twitter.com/VividCorp or Facebook.com/vividgirls.