Bang Bros

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BangBros.com
Type of site
Pornography
Available inEnglish, Polish, Spanish, Afrikaans, Turkish, Japanese, German, Russian, Chinese, North Macedonian, Greek, Ukrainian, Balochi, Arabic, Bulgarian, Hindi
Headquarters
Miami, Florida, United States
OwnerWGCZ S.R.O. (Xvideos.com)[1]
URLOfficial website Edit this at Wikidata
RegistrationOptional (previews only)
LaunchedMarch 1, 2002; 21 years ago (2002-03-01)[2]
Current statusActive

Bang Bros (stylized BangBros) is a pornographic film studio operating from Miami, Florida, United States. It was founded in 2000 by Kristopher Hinson while he was a student at the University of Florida. The network is now owned by WGCZ S.R.O.—a Czech company based in Nové Město dictrict of Prague,[3] which purchased the network and its associated websites in 2017.

Bang Bros operates a network of 60 websites as of June 2018.[4]

History[edit]

Bang Bros rose to prominence with its flagship sites Bangbus.com and Assparade.com. Along with multiple paysites, they also owned and operated the popular camming websites Camster.com and Naked.com, which were sold off in 2019.

In 2014, they completed the purchase for the popular amateur pornographic film studio Girls Gone Wild.[5]

In 2019 Bang Bros completed the purchase of PornWikiLeaks.com.[6] PornWikiLeaks.com was known for publishing the real names and information of actresses and actors within the pornography industry. When Bang Bros took control of the data and domain, they immediately destroyed and wiped all information associated with the site, which helped to protect associated workers in the pornography industry.[7]

On September 15, 2019, Bang Bros made an offer to the Miami Heat to get the naming rights to the arena in which they play.[8] The new name suggested was the Bang Bros Center (BBC).[9] The company re-submitted a bid to sponsor the stadium in exchange for naming rights in November 2022, after the collapse of FTX, the former sponsor of the stadium.[10]

Bang Bros used to operate a Spanish language service based out of Colombia called "Culioneros" which taped on location and had local versions of their own productions like their famous "bang bus".[11][12]

Legal issues[edit]

BangBros.com, Inc. was sued by the U.S. government in June 2005 for violating the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Adult Labeling Rule and Federal CAN-SPAM Act.[13] The company failed to follow the rule that requires commercial e-mailers of sexually explicit material to use the phrase "sexually explicit" in the subject line. The company settled the lawsuit for $650,000, and also agreed to allow its operations to be monitored to ensure future compliance.[14][15]

Awards[edit]

  • 2010 XBIZ Award: Gonzo series of the year: Big Tits Round Asses[16]
  • 2011 XBIZ Award: Studio Affiliate Program of the Year[17]
  • 2012 XBIZ Award: Amateur Release of the Year[18]
  • 2013 XBIZ Award Nominee: Studio of the Year[19]
  • 2013 XBIZ Award: Adult Site of the Year[20]
  • 2015 XBIZ Award: Gonzo Series of the Year: Bang Bus[16]
  • 2006 AVN Award: Best Amatur Release / BangBus 6[21]
  • 2006 AVN Award: Best Amateur Series / BangBus[21]
  • 2007 AVN Award: Best Amateur Release / BangBus 9[22]
  • 2008 AVN Award: Best Gonzo Series / BangBus[22]
  • 2009 AVN Award: Best Pro Am Series / BangBus[23]
  • 2010 AVN Award: Best Pro Am Release / BangBus 24[24]
  • 2010 AVN Award: Best Adult Website / BangBros.com[24]
  • 2014 AVN Award: Best Pro Am Series / BangBus[25]
  • 2016 AVN Award: Best Amateur / ProAm Series / BangBus[26]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'BangBros' Owner Buys Penthouse Biz For $11.2 Million". The Blast. June 5, 2018. Archived from the original on July 3, 2018. Retrieved June 6, 2018.
  2. ^ "BangBros.com WHOIS, DNS, & Domain Info - DomainTools". WHOIS. Archived from the original on January 15, 2017. Retrieved July 6, 2016.
  3. ^ "WGCZ Limited, s.r.o." Archived from the original on October 15, 2022. Retrieved October 15, 2022.
  4. ^ "BangBros.com, Inc. - Company Profile". thebestporn.com. Archived from the original on August 11, 2018. Retrieved June 6, 2018.
  5. ^ Randazzo, Sara (April 24, 2014). "Girls Gone Wild: Under New Management". The Wall Street Journal. Archived from the original on October 21, 2019. Retrieved October 21, 2019.
  6. ^ Gilbert, Ben. "A website that revealed personal information about porn actors has been shut down by a porn company: 'We simply didn't want it out there for the world to see anymore'". Business Insider. Archived from the original on October 21, 2019. Retrieved October 21, 2019.
  7. ^ Cole, Samantha (August 29, 2019). "Bang Bros Bought a Huge Porn Doxing Forum and Set Fire to It". Vice. Archived from the original on September 12, 2020. Retrieved June 25, 2020.
  8. ^ Jones, Zack. "BangBros Bids $10 Million For Miami Heat Arena Naming Rights: Oddsmakers Chime In". Forbes. Archived from the original on October 21, 2019. Retrieved October 21, 2019.
  9. ^ "Bang Bros Center". Archived from the original on October 21, 2019. Retrieved September 13, 2019.
  10. ^ Richardson, Shandel (November 12, 2022). "Porn Site Once Again Submit Bid To Miami Heat For Stadium Naming Rights". Sports Illustrated. Archived from the original on November 14, 2022. Retrieved November 14, 2022.
  11. ^ P. Herrera y J. Patiño* (March 17, 2016). "¿Cómo se hace cine porno en Colombia?". El Espectador (in Spanish). Bogotá, Colombia. Archived from the original on August 19, 2021. Retrieved September 4, 2022.
  12. ^ "Culioneros". Archived from the original on August 19, 2021. Retrieved August 19, 2021.
  13. ^ "FTC Sues Seven Companies Over Porn Spam". techweb.com. Archived from the original on December 4, 2007. Retrieved February 25, 2011.
  14. ^ "BangBros fined $650,000 for explicit spam". itvibe.com. June 10, 2005. Archived from the original on October 15, 2009. Retrieved February 25, 2011.
  15. ^ "BangBros.com, Inc., et al., US vs" (Press release). Federal Trade Commission. Archived from the original on December 20, 2016. Retrieved October 9, 2016.
  16. ^ a b "XBIZ Awards - Adult Industry's Biggest Night". XBIZ Awards. Archived from the original on January 31, 2012. Retrieved October 21, 2019.
  17. ^ XBIZ Award Winners Archived August 18, 2012, at the Wayback Machine, XBIZ, February 2011
  18. ^ XBIZ Award Winners Archived August 18, 2012, at the Wayback Machine, XBIZ, January 2012
  19. ^ XBIZ Nominees 2013 Archived December 25, 2012, at the Wayback Machine, XBIZ, January 2013
  20. ^ XBIZ Award Winners 2013 Archived March 4, 2012, at the Wayback Machine, XBIZ, January 2013
  21. ^ a b "2006 AVN Award Winners Announced AVN". AVN. Archived from the original on October 8, 2021. Retrieved October 21, 2019.
  22. ^ a b en:25th_AVN_Awards, oldid 920002764[circular reference]
  23. ^ AVN, David Sullivan. "2009 AVN Award-Winners Announced AVN". AVN. Archived from the original on May 15, 2019. Retrieved October 21, 2019.
  24. ^ a b AVN, John Roland. "2010 AVN Award Winners Announced AVN". AVN. Archived from the original on June 23, 2016. Retrieved October 21, 2019.
  25. ^ AVN, Robert Neuwave. "AVN Announces the Winners of the 2014 AVN Awards AVN". AVN. Archived from the original on July 7, 2016. Retrieved October 21, 2019.
  26. ^ AVN, Sharan Street. "AVN Announces the Winners of the 2016 AVN Awards AVN". AVN. Archived from the original on August 9, 2016. Retrieved October 21, 2019.

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