Ben Dover goes mobile

Listed by Larry Flint’s Hustler magazine as one of the 50 most influential people in the adult porn industry, Lindsay Honey, a.k.a. Ben Dover — founder, leading actor and director of the Ben Dover video series — recently revealed that he will be distributing catalogue and new footage through mobile video services provided by Symbios Group, a London-based mobile content provider.

The products, launching in August 2004 in the U.K., will offer the adult mobile market the chance to view exclusive, new and unreleased footage via mobile platforms, Symbios said in a statement. Customers will be able to purchase the footage by text service across major networks. Distribution across European and U.S. networks is also planned, the firm said.

According to Symbios, the Ben Dover series is “one of the most popular household brand names” in the porn industry. The films are available on the Internet, from shops, and cable versions can also be seen on The Fantasy Channel and in hotels across the world.

Martin Montague, sales director of Symbios Group, seemed especially excited about the new venture his company is delving into. “Ben Dover is one of the first major brands with the right vision, positioning and popularity in the adult market, confirming the reasons why these new services are set to be a huge success,” he said in a statement.

According to Symbios, it will have exclusive rights to resell a range of new services with Honey and his Ben Dover brand. Founded in 2001, Symbios receives over 80 million visitors per year across its Web sites. It’s not the first time the firm has dabbled in the porn industry – it holds “a large bank of exclusive adult mobile content,” the statement said. The firm added that the adult content industry is estimated to be worth an annual $7.6 billion by 2009, according to a recent report by London-based market research firm visiongain.

Symbios said it has used its billing and distribution service for other sectors of the market, such as content featuring Hayley Finch and Sammi Jayne, who appear on naughty shows broadcast on the Adult Channel and Playboy T.V. in the U.K., as well as risqu



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