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This list includes companies which produce, distribute or promote pornography.
|Active as subsidiary|
|Defunct and no longer active|
|Kristen Bjorn||Film Studio, Distributor, Website||Miami, Florida, United States||1987|
|3rd Degree||Studio/Distributor||Los Angeles, California, United States||2002|
|Active Duty||Studio/Distributor||1997||Gay content, Owned by Gamma Entertainment|
|Adam & Eve||Studio/Distributor/Sex shop||Hillsborough, North Carolina, United States||1970|
|Adult Film Database||Movie database||1991|
|Anabolic Video||Studio/Distributor||Chatsworth, Los Angeles, California, United States||1991||Defunct in 2013|
|Athletic Model Guild||Studio/Distributor||El Cerrito, California, USA||1945||Gay content|
|Bang Bros||Studio/Distributor/Website||Miami, Florida||2000||Owned by WGCZ Holding|
|Beate Uhse AG||Flensburg, Germany||1946|
|Bel Ami||Studio||Gay content|
|Black Spark Productions||Studio||Gay content|
|Brasileirinhas||Studio/Distributor||São Paulo, Brazil||1996|
|Brazzers||Studio/Distributor/Website||Montreal, Quebec, Canada||2005||Owned by MindGeek|
|Caballero Home Video||Studio/Distributor||Canoga Park, California||1974|
|ClubJenna||Studio/Distributor||Scottsdale, Arizona, USA||2000|
|Color Climax Corporation||Studio/Distributor||Copenhagen, Denmark||1967|
|Cross||Studio||Ebisu, Tokyo, Japan||2005||Defunct in 2008|
|Cazzo Film||Studio||Gay content|
|Coat Corporation||Studio||Gay content|
|Cobra Video||Studio||Gay content|
|Colt Studio Group||Studio||Gay content|
|Corbin Fisher||Studio||Gay content|
|Devil's Film||Studio/Distributor||Chatsworth, California, United States|
|Diabolic Video||Studio/Distributor||Chatsworth, California, United States||1998|
|Digital Playground||Studio/Distributor||Burbank, Los Angeles, California, U.S.||1993||Owned by MindGeek|
|Elegant Angel||Studio/Distributor||Canoga Park, Los Angeles, California, U.S||1990|
|Eurocreme||Studio/Distributor||London, England||2002||Gay content|
|Evil Angel||Studio/Distributor||Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California, United States||1989|
|Extreme Associates||Studio/Distributor||North Hollywood, California, United States||1997|
|Falcon Studios||Studio||Gay content|
|Flava Works||Studio||Gay content|
|French Twinks||Studio||Gay content|
|Grooby Productions||Studio||Gay content|
|Homegrown Video||Studio/Distributor||Los Angeles, United States||1982|
|Hokuto Corporation||Ebisu, Tokyo, Japan||1990||Subsidiaries: CineMagic Co., Dogma studio, Moodyz, S1 No. 1 Style|
|Internet Adult Film Database||Movie database||1995|
|Jean Daniel Cadinot||Studio||Gay content|
|Jill Kelly Productions||Studio|
|JM Productions||Studio/Distributor||Chatsworth, Los Angeles, California, USA||2001|
|John Thompson Productions||Studio|
|Jules Jordan Video||Studio|
|Kink.com||Studio/Distributor/Website||San Francisco, California, U.S.||1997||BDSM|
|LiveJasmin||Adult camming website||2001|
|Larry Flynt Publications||Beverly Hills, California, United States||1976||Subsidiaries: Hustler, Hustler Video, Hustler Hollywood, Hustler Club, Barely Legal|
|Lucas Entertainment||Studio||Gay content|
|Mantra Films||Studio/Distributor||Santa Monica, California, United States||1998|
|Naughty America||Studio/Distributor/Website||San Diego, California||2001|
|Nova Studios||Studio||Gay content|
|Penthouse||Studio/Distributor||Owned by WGCZ Holding|
|Pink and white productions||Studio||Gay content|
|Pink Visual||Studio/Distributor/Website||Van Nuys, California, U.S.||2004|
|Playboy||Beverly Hills, California, U.S.||1953|
|Pornhub||Video sharing||Montreal, Quebec, Canada||2007||Owned by MindGeek|
|Private Media Group||Studio/Distributor||Barcelona, Spain||1965|
|Raging Stallion Studios||Studio||Gay content|
|Red Light District Video||Studio/Distributor||Chatsworth, California, United States||2001|
|RedTube||Video sharing||Houston, Texas||2007||Owned by MindGeek|
|Reality Kings||Studio/Distributor||Florida, Miami Beach, United States||2000||Owned by MindGeek|
|SCREW||Studio/Distributor||Knoxville, Tennessee, United States||1968||Subsidiaries: SCREW TV, Owned by Mediarazzi|
|Soft on Demand||Studio|
|Sean Cody||Studio||Gay content, Owned by MindGeek|
|Shane's World Studios||Studio||Gay content|
|Titan Media||Studio||Gay content|
|The Score Group||Studio/Distributor||Miami, Florida, United States||1991|
|Treasure Island Media||Studio||Gay content|
|Triga Films||Studio||Gay content|
|Smash Pictures||Studio/Distributor||Chatsworth, California, United States||2001|
|Third Degree Films||Studio/Distributor||Los Angeles, California, United States||2002|
|Third World Media||Studio/Distributor||Chatsworth, California, US||1999|
|Vivid Entertainment||Studio/Distributor||Los Angeles, California, U.S.||1984|
|Wanz Factory||Studio/Distributor||Toshima, Tokyo, Japan||2000|
|Wicked Pictures||Studio/Distributor||Canoga Park, California, U.S.||1993||Online presence managed by MindGeek|
|XHamster||Video sharing||Limassol, Cyprus||2007|
|XNXX||Video sharing||Owned by WGCZ Holding|
|XVideos||Video sharing||2007||Owned by WGCZ Holding|
|YouPorn||Video sharing||Los Angeles, California, U.S.||2006||Owned by MindGeek|
|Zero Tolerance Entertainment||Studio/Distributor||Los Angeles, California, U.S.||2002|
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