In an April 25 press release, Io Group Inc., parent company of multi award-winning gay adult producer, Titan Media, announced the signing of an exclusive Australian distribution agreement with Calvista Australia Pty. Ltd.
According to Bruce Cam, CEO/President of Io Group, under the terms of the agreement, Calvista will be the exclusive distributor of the TitanMen and ManPlay brands of DVDs for Australia, and these brands will be the only gay U.S.-studio brands distributed by Calvista.
Cam and Keith Webb, Titan's Vice President of Sales and Marketing, recently visited Australia where they represented and launched the TitanMen and ManPlay brands at the Adultex 2005 show. Adultex is the largest adult trade show in Australia.
“I am very pleased that my new friend David “Hui” Newnham is committed to strengthening the partnership between our two companies by making us his exclusive gay distribution partner for Australia,” said Cam. “David and his team at Calvista have proven they are the leaders in the Australian marketplace with high-end partners such as Private, Wicked, and Jill Kelly Productions. When expanding into the gay market, it was a perfect fit that they would choose the very best gay brand in the world, Titan Media.”
Newnham, General Manager of Calvista Australia, stated, “Bruce and his team at Io Group have proven to me, through their own success, that they are the right partners for our business. Their proven track record of best-selling titles and consistent high-quality products make them the perfect partners for expanding our gay business in the Australian market.”
The projected shipping date of the TitanMen and ManPlay DVDs for the Australian market is May 1.
For Australian wholesale inquires or orders please contact: Calvista Australia Pty Ltd., John Stefanou – Business Development Manager.
firstname.lastname@example.org (Tel. 61-3-9695-5858).
On the heels of the announcement came Io Group General Counsel Gil Sperlein's familiar warning: “If you are pirating or illegally distributing Titan Media products in Australia, your time has come. With the assistance of AICO [Adult Industry Copyright Organisation], we will hunt down and prosecute anyone violating Titan Media products with the same aggressive stance we have taken in the U.S.A. to protect our products. If you steal from Titan Media, you will be caught and you will be held accountable.”