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Company typePrivate
IndustryNews media, adult entertainment
Founded1998 (1998)
Area served
ProductsMagazines, news media, wire service, exhibition and industry conference, industry awards show, professional network service, market research

XBIZ is an American publisher of business news and business information for the sex industry founded in 1998 and based in Los Angeles.[1]

In addition to its flagship "Xbiz.com" website, XBIZ publishes two monthly trade magazines, hosts winter and summer exhibition and industry conferences, as well as facilitates networking among adult online professionals through a business-to-business (B2B) professional networking service. XBIZ company representatives are frequently cited in mainstream media articles about business trends and practices in the industry.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8]

XBIZ and its affiliated publications and services are operated by Adnet Media, which was founded in 1998 by adult-internet industry veteran Alec Helmy.[9] Helmy is a founding member of the Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP).[10]

News and information products[edit]

  • XBIZ Awards – the adult entertainment industry's largest business-to-business awards show, which honors and recognizes business excellence and outstanding achievement by industry professionals, companies and performers.[citation needed]
  • XBIZ Digital Edition – XBIZ Digital features digital editions of the XBIZ World Magazine and XBIZ Premiere Magazine business journals, offering online or downloadable versions for offline viewing.
  • XBIZ Forum – a three-day business forum and networking event for industry professionals, held at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Paradise, Nevada.
  • XBIZ LA Conference – the adult entertainment industry's annual business seminar and trade expo, featuring seminars, workshops, keynote addresses and industry networking events.
  • XBIZ Newswire – an adult industry newswire and RSS service[11][12]
  • XBIZ Premiere Magazine (formerly XBIZ Video) – a trade magazine for the adult entertainment industry's retail sector, which reports on the news and developments in the gay, retail, sex toy and video sectors of the adult entertainment industry.[13]
  • XBIZ Research – an adult entertainment industry market research program.
  • XBIZ World Magazine – a trade magazine for the adult industry's digital media sector, which features Internet and technology news, feature articles, market analysis, trend reports and interviews with online adult industry trendsetters.[14]
  • XBIZ.com – an adult industry business news and resource enterprise portal, which features headline news, feature articles, event listings, blogs, message boards, business services and a comprehensive company directory of the adult entertainment industry.[15]
  • XBIZ.net – an adult entertainment industry business-to-business professional network service that connects adult entertainment industry professionals with new business opportunities.[16]

XBIZ Awards[edit]

XBIZ gives annual industry awards in adult entertainment.

The XBIZ Awards are the largest award ceremony in the B2B sector of the sex industry.[17] The award will take place at the winter conference and is organized by the industry magazine. The first event took place in 2003.[18] The nominations are determined by the members of the industry. The jury is provided by the employees of XBIZ, colleagues and partners.[19]


  1. ^ "ASACP Advisory Council biographies". Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP). Retrieved January 21, 2010.
  2. ^ "Does sex still sell? Adult industry not immune to recession". CNN. October 6, 2009. Retrieved January 27, 2010.
  3. ^ "Hard Times for the Porn Industry?". Newsweek and MSNBC. Archived from the original on October 1, 2007. Retrieved January 21, 2010.
  4. ^ Curiel, Jonathan (March 4, 2007). "NEWSPAPERS TURN TO SEX AND CELEBS". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved January 21, 2010.
  5. ^ "Free Porn Threatens Adult Film Industry". ABC News. Retrieved January 21, 2010.
  6. ^ "Penthouse Goes Upscale in March, But Can Anyone Beat the Internet?". The New York Observer. Archived from the original on October 17, 2007. Retrieved January 21, 2010.
  7. ^ "Pornography a hot topic this week". Morning Sentinel. Retrieved January 21, 2010.
  8. ^ "Have YouTube & The Economy Created Problems For Porn?". The Root (Washington Post Newsweek Interactive). Retrieved January 21, 2010.
  9. ^ "B1Events Attends XBIZ Summer Forum". Adult Webmasters Online. Retrieved January 21, 2010.
  10. ^ "What is ASACP?". Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection. Retrieved January 27, 2010.
  11. ^ "Sexting' Between Minors Is Not Child Porn, Walters Says". Xbiz Newswire. Retrieved January 21, 2010.
  12. ^ "Morality in Media Takes Another Swing at Online Adult Biz". Xbiz Newswire. Retrieved January 21, 2010.
  13. ^ "XBIZ, the Hard Rock and Tera Patrick". Los Angeles Times. July 11, 2008. Archived from the original on July 13, 2011. Retrieved April 8, 2013.
  14. ^ XBIZ. "XBIZ - Adult Industry News | Adult Webmaster Resources". XBIZ. Retrieved September 13, 2022.
  15. ^ "Reports: Sex.com appeals, sells for $12M". USA Today. January 24, 2006. Retrieved January 21, 2010.
  16. ^ XBIZ. "XBIZ - Adult Industry News | Adult Webmaster Resources". XBIZ. Retrieved September 13, 2022.
  17. ^ "Falcon Foto, BayTSP In Copyright Partnership AVN". AVN. Retrieved September 13, 2022.
  18. ^ XBIZ. "XBIZ Awards 2009 Official Nominees Announced". XBIZ. Retrieved September 13, 2022.
  19. ^ AVN, Carlos Martinez. "'Nightline' to Broadcast Report on Swingers Group AVN". AVN. Retrieved September 13, 2022.

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