Fabian Thylmann: The King of Porn


Timeline of acquisitions by Manwin and Mindgeek 

June 2010
Manwin opened non-adult video sharing website Videobash.com (now defunct). [4]
September 2010
Manwin acquired EuroRevenue, which owned various niche pornography sites. [17]
November 2010
Manwin introduced celebrity news website Celebs.com (now defunct). [4]
December 2010
Manwin entered into a partnership with Wicked Pictures to manage Wicked Pictures' paysites. [18]
May 2011
Manwin acquired the pornographic video sharing website YouPorn . [19]
June 2011
Manwin bought all adult related assets of Carsed Marketing Incorporated, including Twistys , Twistys Cash Affiliate Program, GayTube, SexTube and TrannyTube. [20]
June 2011
Manwin created 3DXSTAR in a partnership with Funky Monkey Productions. [21]
November 2011
Manwin became an operating partner of Playboy , managing the brand's online and entertainment business Playboy Plus Entertainment, which operates a number of television channels and online services based in the UK and Benelux. [22] Playboy CEO Scott Flanders later described the deal as "the biggest mistake I've made at the company," [23]saying that "Playboy should not have association with being in the sex-act business." [23] In the spring of 2014, Playboy took back control of Playboy.com "at significant expense", [23] although Mindgeek still retained control of Playboy TV and Playboy Plus, and Mindgeek still owns the Spice TV channels which were also bought from Playboy. [23]
November 2011
Manwin launched Legendary Stats, a service which aggregates multiple affiliate programs and is targeted at affiliate site operators with large traffic volumes. [24]
January 2012
Manwin signed a deal to acquire the assets of the American pornographic movie studio Digital Playground. [25]
April 2012
Manwin and Miami-based RK Netmedia Inc. filed a merger notification jointly authorized by Manwin and Reality Kings with the Austrian Federal Competition Authority. [26] In September 2012, Manwin completed the acquisition. [27] Company documents show that following the deal in the autumn, RK Holdings gave a Dublin company, Manwin Content RK, the right to use thousands of its pornography movies. [28]
June 2012
Manwin Launched Babes.com for its "glamcore" network. [29]
July 2013
Manwin filed a merger notification with the Austrian Competition Authority to acquire RedTube.com. [30] During the summer of 2013, Manwin / Mindgeek acquired all of RedTube properties from Hong Kong-based Bright Imperial Ltd. for an undisclosed sum. [31] In December 2013, the domain name RedTube8.xxx was also transferred to MindGeek after a trademark dispute. [31]
December 2014
MindGeek announced they had signed a deal to manage the online assets of Really Useful Ltd., some of which include the websites BDSM.xxx, Casting.xxx, Czech.xxx, DaneJones.com, FakeAgent.com, FakeTaxi.com, Lesbea.com, MassageRooms.com, Mature.xxx, Mom.xxx, Orgasms.xxx, PublicAgent.com, PublicSex.xxx, Teen.xxx, and Tubes.xxx. [32]
April 2015
Playboy Plus and M7 Group formed a partnership to launch Reality Kings TV in Benelux and Central and Eastern Europe on satellite TV services. [33]
May 2015
Mindgeek signed a distribution deal with Pulse Distribution, one of the largest distributors of adult entertainment, to distribute content from Mindgeek's movie studios, including content from Brazzers and Digital Playground, and DVDs from Babes.com, Men.com, Mofos and Reality Kings. [34]
October 2015
MindGeek acquired ExtremeTube, [35] SpankWire, [35] KeezMovies, [36] but in October 2015, these sites were sold to Glorious Holdings Investment.  .These sites are interlinked in network called Spankwire Sites in similar fashion as the PornHub Network.

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