August 06, 2001 02:34am
T-Online-Owned Portal to Set Up Porn Site
(MADRID, SPAIN) -- Barcelona-based pornography firm Private Media Group Inc. [http://PRVT.com] said on Monday it had signed a content agreement with Ya.com [http://Ya.com] in a move that will enable the T-Online-owned portal to create a pornography website.
Europe's largest Internet service provider T-Online [http://T-Online.de] -- the Internet arm of Deutsche Telekom [http://www.telekom.de] -- bought Ya.com last September for 550 million euros ($485 million) from Spanish telecom Jazztel [http://www.Jazztel.com].
Private Media, a producer of XXX-rated magazines, videos and websites, which trades on the U.S. Nasdaq market [http://Nasdaq.com], said it would give Ya.com access to its vast archives. Under the agreement, Private and Ya.com "are establishing an adult portal," Private said in a statement. Ya.com will include the portal on its Spanish and Portuguese websites. "It is a fact that adult content is the most popular area of interest on the Web," said Alvaro Ibanez, chief web officer at Ya.com. "This cooperation ... will provide our adult users with the best high quality adult content."