Snip from a report by the New York Times' David Cay Johnston from Internext in Las Vegas, the annual trade show for adult industry producers, marketers and payment processors.
Gregory Clayman, the owner of the live-action company Video Secrets, predicted that the industry would soon be selling not just videos on demand in mainstream hotels, but images of people having sex live over the hotels’ entertainment systems.Link. Image: Internext.
“We feel that live, right now, is coming of age,” Mr. Clayman said. “We are planning to make the jump to hotel rooms.”
He said that as television sets and computers merge into the same appliance, he saw no reason that live action sex would not get a place in on-demand services in hotels. Some existing Web sites already allow customers to send text messages to direct the performers.
Americans spent $1.6 billion last year for on-demand and pay-per-view video, according to JupiterKagan, a media research firm. It estimates that about a third of those sales were for sex films.
Update: The fellow quoted above in this NYT story is Gregory Clayman of adult company Video Secrets, and he is often confused with another fellow named Greg Clayman -- who works at MTV, and is frustrated with folks thinking he's a porn magnate. Link to his blog post on the matter.
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