Vivid Entertainment Taps Michael Klein
LOS ANGELES — Vivid Entertainment has named Michael H. Klein as president of broadcasting and Internet for the company.
A seasoned executive with a broad background in the entertainment industry, Klein previously held executive positions with Vubiquity, iN Demand, On Command Video, SpectraVision, Showtime, and Playboy Entertainment. In 2004, he joined LFP, Inc. as the head of LFP Broadcasting, LLC. He was then promoted to President of the parent company, LFP, Inc., where he transitioned the core business to include broadcasting by creating Hustler TV.
“Michael has a wide range of skills and experience which will directly benefit Vivid and his success on the broadcasting side of our industry is unmatched," said Bill Asher, co-chairman of Vivid. "We are delighted to have this highly respected executive on our team as we continue to grow our own TV and Internet businesses both domestically and internationally."
Klein is considered to be a leading expert in the area of digital distribution. He is often invited to speak on industry panels about issues related to the changing distribution scene.
“It’s an exciting time for me to join Vivid,” Klein said. “Clearly, the Vivid team has already positioned itself worldwide as a dynamic adult entertainment brand. I’m eager to use my background to help expand Vivid even further.”
Vivid’s television channels and/or VOD offerings enjoy nearly 100 percent distribution in North American cable and satellite homes and have expanded to Europe, Asia and Latin America. Vivid.com is a leading adult subscription service offering Vivid’s complete library of movies, photos and more.