ManyVids

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ManyVids
MANYVIDS LOGO SQUARE black (cropped).jpg
Type of businessPrivate
Type of site
Adult Content
Available inEnglish
Headquarters
Area servedWorldwide
OwnerBella French, CEO
IndustryTechnology, Adult Content
ServicesVideo hosting service, live Streaming
URLwww.manyvids.com
AdvertisingNo
RegistrationOptional
Launched2014; 7 years ago (2014)[1]
Current statusOnline

ManyVids is a Canadian adult entertainment video hosting, live streaming, and e-commerce company headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

History[edit]

ManyVids was co-founded in 2014 by CEO Bella French. French also held the title of chief financial officer until 2017.[2] The ManyVids office is located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.[3] No adult content is filmed in the ManyVids office.[4]

ManyVids publishes MV Mag, an adult magazine that showcases professional erotic photosets, interviews with celebrities, adult entertainers and content-creators, and fantasy stories.[5][6] The magazine is free for site members and content creators.[7][8] The ManyVids YouTube series has mainstream, original content that is safe for work, which is often comic.[9]

Business model[edit]

ManyVids' allows adult entertainment content creators to produce, promote and distribute their own content while retaining full copyright to their work. They are able to upload videos and pictures for members to purchase and download. They can also run an online shop, offer paid memberships, sell texting and phone call services, and set up crowdsourcing campaigns.[10][11] Members are able to leave tips and unlock special statuses while interacting with the content-creators in real time.[12][13]

Celebrity partnerships[edit]

The MV Podcast is a live show starring trans comedian Tranna, which has run for a total of three seasons.[14] The show is based on hour long interviews with camgirls and pornstars that allow insight into the lives of sex-workers.[15][16]

In September 2017, ManyVids teamed up with American model and activist Amber Rose in support of The Amber Rose SlutWalk, a nonprofit advocacy organization that works to end slut-shaming and to advocate for women’s empowerment and LGBTQ rights. Rose was the first celebrity to appear live on the MV Takeover platform.[17][18][19]

In November 2017, ManyVids named American television personality Farrah Abraham their newest MV Ambassador to promote sex positivity.[20][21][22]

In May 2018, ManyVids partnered with actress, model, and reality television participant Coco Austin on a live MV Takeover event in addition to exclusive photo sets and interview appearing in MV Magazine.[23][24]

In September 2018 ManyVids featured American rapper Brooke Candy on the cover of their magazine's Sexual Empowerment issue.[25] ManyVids sponsored Candy's 'My Sex' music video.[26]

Campaigns and philanthropy[edit]

In November 2017, ManyVids launched the We Are Many campaign to help raise awareness of the issue of abuse against sex workers. The campaign culminated with a donation of US$11,800 to the Sex Workers Outreach Project-USA to help them end violence against sex workers.[27]

In December 2017, ManyVids donated US$5,000 to the Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection to demonstrate the adult industry's commitment to helping parents prevent children from viewing age-inappropriate content.[28]

Industry recognition[edit]

In 2018, ManyVids was nominated for 3 XBIZ Awards: Progressive Web Company of the Year, Emerging Web Brand of the Year and Clip Site of the Year.[29] They won the award for Clip Site of the Year; two of the company’s founders were on hand to accept the award.[30]

In 2019, ManyVids was recognised as the Global Web Brand of the Year at the XBIZ Europa Awards.[31]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "This Montreal Company Wants To Hire You Right Now". 8 January 2018.
  2. ^ AVN, Dan Miller. "ManyVids Overhauls Custom Vid Feature | AVN". AVN. Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  3. ^ "This Montreal Company Wants To Hire You Right Now". Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  4. ^ "Grande vague de recrutement chez ManyVids | Espresso Jobs". www.espresso-jobs.com (in French). Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  5. ^ "ManyVids To Release The First Edition Of Their New Magazine". Webcam Startup. 2016-07-28. Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  6. ^ AVN, Dan Miller. "ManyVids' New Mag Features Sarah Jessie, Lily Lane | AVN". AVN. Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  7. ^ AVN, Dan Miller. "ManyVids Spotlights Cam Girls in Special Edition of MV Mag | AVN". AVN. Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  8. ^ "ManyVids Releases Online MV Mag's 'The School Daze Issue' | AVN". AVN. Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  9. ^ XBIZ. "ManyVids Launches 'In Bed With...' YouTube Series". XBIZ. Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  10. ^ "ManyVids Announces New 'MV Takeover' Live Camming Shows". Webcam Startup. 2017-09-01. Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  11. ^ XBIZ. "ManyVids Launches MV Takeover". XBIZ. Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  12. ^ AVN, Peter Warren. "ManyVids Moves Into Live Streaming With 'MV Takeover' | AVN". AVN. Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  13. ^ "ManyVids Goes Live | Welcome to BoleynModels". boleynmodels.com. Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  14. ^ "ManyVids Announces The "MV Podcast" Series". Webcam Startup. 2017-10-10. Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  15. ^ "MV Podcast by ManyVids on Apple Podcasts". Apple Podcasts. Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  16. ^ "ManyVids". SoundCloud. Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  17. ^ "Amber Rose Breaks Barriers | Welcome to BoleynModels". boleynmodels.com. Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  18. ^ XBIZ. "ManyVids Announces MV Takeover Featuring Amber Rose". XBIZ. Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  19. ^ "21 Savage's Girlfriend Amber Rose To Host Live Chat On Adult Entertainment Site". The Latest Hip-Hop News, Music and Media | Hip-Hop Wired. 2017-09-24. Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  20. ^ "Farrah Abraham Talks Getting Slut-Shamed After Sex Tape". E! Online. Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  21. ^ "Farrah Abraham Is Now a Sex-Positive Ambassador, and Honestly, Go Girl!". In Touch Weekly. 2017-11-17. Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  22. ^ Lemoncelli, Jenna (2018-03-15). "Farrah Abraham Shares Foot Fetish Video That's Really Uncomfortable To Watch". Hollywood Life. Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  23. ^ "MV Magazine Features Coco For May 2018 Cover". thehollywoodunlocked.com. Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  24. ^ http://hiphopdx.com, HipHopDX -. "Coco Austin Promotes Sex Positivity With NSFW ManyVids Photo Shoot". HipHopDX. Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  25. ^ "Brooke Candy Covers ManyVids Magazine's Sexual Empowerment Issue AVN". AVN. Retrieved 2019-12-16.
  26. ^ XBIZ. "ManyVids Sponsors Brooke Candy's 'My Sex' Music Video". XBIZ. Retrieved 2019-12-16.
  27. ^ "ManyVids Launches #WeAreMany Campaign to Fight Against Sex Abuse". www.newswire.ca. Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  28. ^ XBIZ. "ManyVids Becomes Newest ASACP Corporate Sponsor". XBIZ. Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  29. ^ "XBIZ Announces Finalist Nominees for 2018 XBIZ Awards". 16 November 2017.
  30. ^ "ManyVids Lands 2018 XBIZ Award for Clip Site of the Year". 22 January 2018.
  31. ^ XBIZ. "Winners Announced for 2019 XBIZ Europa Awards". XBIZ. Retrieved 2019-12-16.

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