XBIZ Awards

The History

xbiz red carpetFirst awarded in 2003, the XBIZ awards are held in order to honor the men and women of the adult entertainment industry, regardless if they’re in front or behind the camera. They are organizes by the company which bears the same name as the award itself, XBIZ the adult industry trade magazine and website. Nominations are made by clients and then voted on by XBIZ’s professional staff, in addition to trusted organizations and colleagues. They were first intended for distinction for the online medium, but now also include video categories. A select array of awards that they present are as follows.

Pleasure Products

Affiliate Program of the Year – Multi/Single-Platform, Live Cam Affiliate of the Year, Adult Dating Company of the Year, Retail Affiliate of the Year, Mobile Affiliate of the Year, VOD Company of the Year, PornStars of the Year, Innovative Product of the Year, Adult Site of the Year, Live Cam Site of the Year.

Web and Technology Awards

Undeniably, XBIZ sites that host and distribute the fantastic content that we see on the web are quite important themselves and deserve some recognition in their own right. XBIZ has quite a few related to the online market. Below are the winners of the Web and Technology awards from the last few years.

2013 Awards

Adult Site of the Year: BangBros

Dating Site of the Year: AdultFriendFinder.com

VOD Site/Servive of the Year: Hot Movies

Web Star of the Year: Vicky Vette

Photography Site of the Year: Twists.com

XBIZ on The WEB

Web/Tech

xbiz pornstarsWhen it comes to keeping tabs on the industry, XBIZ is one of the best sites to use. The front and center area on their home page is a single title with two tabs, one for Web/Tech, the other for Video/Novelty/Retail. The largest news story takes up the entire tile to make sure readers get a good idea of what the story is about before they click to go into more detail.

To the left are links to specific categories of media news that relate to adult industry. Down the center is an array of past news stories including, Exclusive Features, Company Press, and an area with picture tiles that lists the 8 most recent stories in both categories. There are also links to blog posts and their On the Scene Adult Industry Photo Gallery.

Video/Novelty/Retail

The Video/Novely/Retail tab at the top of the page sends you to a similar looking page as the first, but targets the news and articles relating to products and video. Down the page there are a few differences, but the difference is fairly subtle.

Look A Red Carpet of Xbiz 2013 (video)

Gay

They also have a Gay section that focuses on the aspects of Gay porn and news relating to products and events in the genre. The most recent news relating to Gay porn is front and center, easily spotted. Most notably, the areas with Company Press and the AEBN section of top performers specify in the Gay genre.

A great source for industry news

xbiz homepageXBIZ is obviously a big part of the industry. They serve as a reminder that there are standards and practices, even in an environment that some think is a “Wild West” of sorts. They keep their news easy to read and easy to find, which is just as important as having it at all, and they seem to represent all parties fairly regardless of fetish or orientation. Their site has a large amount of features that aren’t covered here, but it is easy to tell that XBIZ is here to stay and will continue to provide content on the massive pornography industry for years to come.