KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — SCREW TV has revived the storied magazine brand with a reach-out to Roku users.
According to the company, SCREW Magazine was launched in 1968 by adult industry pioneer Al Goldstein and went on to become one of the most notorious names in porn. From printing the first ever suggestion that J. Edgar Hoover was gay to publishing the first nude photos of Jackie O. to being sued by George Wallace, to being banned and charged with obscenity in multiple states, SCREW and its publisher, Al Goldstein, paved the way for the industry to follow.
“This week, SCREW Magazine is back, sort of,” said a company representative. “But this time it’s not in print, but rather a subscription-based, video-on-demand service available exclusively on the Roku television platform.”
The representative revealed that SCREW TV, which soft-launched a year ago, is now fully operational, with more than 350,000 active subscribers. For $1.99 per month (billed through Roku), SCREW TV brings daily updates with featured “SCREW Girls,” and a collection of video content ranging “from sexy to interesting, provocative to downright absurd — much like the original magazine.”
SCREW TV is produced by Mediarazzi, a producer of TV channels for Roku and connected TV platforms. Mediarazzi CEO Phil Autelitano, who now owns the SCREW trademark, was a close friend and business partner of Al Goldstein, with the pair reportedly in talks to launch SCREW TV before Goldstein’s death in 2013.
Fans can subscribe to SCREW TV directly from Roku here.