Catalina Video is a production house of gaypornography, founded in 1978 by William Higgins. The company was primarily a distributor for Nova Studios in 1982. In 1987, Scott Masters was hired as its head of production, and he began making films for the studio. The company's fortunes improved, and they opened a second studio in San Francisco.
In 2007, Channel 1 Releasing acquired Catalina Video and began remastering, re-packaging and re-releasing several of its titles for the first time on DVD. Channel 1 Releasing is co-owned by director Chi Chi LaRue, who got his start in the business directing for Catalina in the 1980s.