Press & Media
February 5 2013
Real Housewives of Miami star Elaine Lancaster to Host 2Much.net - powered Hunter Vance website Launch Party
(Miami) March 4, 2013 - Gay adult entertainer Hunter Vance has announced the launch and celebration of his first solo business project: the www.HunterVance.com live gay webcam chat site.
"One reason I'm so excited about the launch party is that Elaine Lancaster will be our host," Vance said. "She even posted it up on her Facebook page."
Reality TV Diva and Bravo network's "Real HouseWives of Miami" drag queen star James Davis (aka Lancaster) has promised some "great give-a-ways" during the event, which is part of of the Winter Party Fesival, held yearly as a charity and celebrity LGBT event in South Beach, FL.
Vance's launch is on the final climactic night of the festival at the legenday "first and only gay restaurant and bar on Ocean Drive", The Palace.
Vance has worked with many of the better-known companies in the adult film industry, including Men.com, Raging Stallion, and Lucas Entertainment.
Vance's new site, HunterVance.com, a live video chat site powered by 2much.net's webcam site software LiveCamNetwork, "Is all my hot experiences, from video performances and photo shoots to personal appearances, coming together to create the hottest chapter of my life," Vance said.
"The people at 2much.net have come recommended by some of the people I respect most in the industry so far," Vance said. "From British glam site owners to the folks at Bad Puppy."
"I want to congratulate Hunter on the splash he's about to make," said Mark Prince, owner and operator of 2much.net, which was featured in its own "Webdreams" reality show for two seasons. "For a gay cam site to launch during WPF with Elaine Lancaster on board? Can it get any better?"
Naturally Vance "and the boys" will be present at the party, being held Sunday, March 10th at the Palace, 1200 Ocean Drive in South Beach, Miami, beginning at 5:00 PM.
Dec 12 2012
Docu-Drama featuring the case and crew of 2Much.net and LiveCamNetwork.com, WEBDREAMS, still a money maker for Showcase, Showcase Diva and IFC
Follow Mark Prince & Greg Jones, along with LiveCamNetwork chat models Laurelle, Deja (now Hollywood star Patricia Stasiak), Chelli, and others on WEBDREAMS, every Friday night on Showcase and Showcase Diva., and Saturday nights on IFC.
WEBDREAMS, a "Docu Drama" style reality show produced by Gala Film for Alliance / Atlantis's SHOWCASE and IFC Channels in Televisions across canada and became the #1 show on Showcase, and #2 show on all cable channels in Canada.. Webdreams feature the cast & crew of 2Much Internet Services and actual goings-on of daily life at 2Much.
Originally produced in 2005, Webdreams was renewed for 3 seasons and still airs as repeat broadcasts today on Showcase and IFC at various times on Friday and Saturday nights.
This Showcase Original series enters the labyrinth of the online adult entertainment industry by following a diverse cast of Internet entrepreneurs based in Montreal, one of the largest production centres in North America.
From individuals who have made a small business using a home computer and a webcam to the high flyers who travel the world marketing and producing material for their Web sites, Webdreams follows a unique cast of characters who live their lives even the private parts on a very public electronic playing field.
Dec 10 2012
Nominated for Software Company XBIZ Awards 2013
The company has been nominated every year since the introduction of the category in 2008, and won for 2010.
"The first year we were nominated, I was kind of indifferent about it," founder and President Mark Prince said. "I saw us a small company, and it was always big companies that got the award."
As 2much.net was nominated again each year, Prince admits to growing anticipation. "If they keep nominating us, there must be a chance. Then two years ago we actually won, and I was so excited - stunned - I nearly got lost getting to the stage."
This year's nomination is all the more exciting to the software maker because his company has been low-key over the last year, with a focus on development and an upcoming version upgrade to LiveCamNetwork 5.0.
According to Prince, he and his 2much crew have been working "behind the scenes, establishing high-value clients, seeking and creating new partnerships with those who offer products and services that both compliment our own and help our customers at the same time. I'm talking about solo model site owners, traffic providers, site designers, affiliates, chat studios, billing processors and so on.
"The awards show will be a welcome break from the grind, a relaxed, working vacation where we get to re-meet so many people we miss or see only online. Winning the award will be a highlight in the upcoming reality show we're being featured in."
2much.net is creator of LiveCamNetwork.
More info can be found here.
Nov 30 2012
Elevated X CMS Adds Webcam Feature from 2much.net
(Montreal) November 30, 2012 - Leading adult site management software provider Elevated X has announced the addition of 2much.net's live video chat solution software to its list of available add-ons. The company says this will allow anyone using the Elevated X CMS to profit from broadcasting their very own live pay-per-minute web cam sessions as well as publish archived cam shows.
Site owners can choose to make live shows viewable by all members and/or give members the option to pay per-minute for private shows. Customers can use their existing CCBill, SegPay or Epoch billing accounts to charge for cam shows.
"The Elevated CMS is used by a large number of cash programs and model sites and many of our customers are not looking to be part of a third-party webcam network," said Elevated X CEO, AJ Hall. "After reviewing its features, we felt that 2much.net's Live Cam Network software would be the perfect solution."
As part of an exclusive arrangement, Elevated X customers can purchase a license of their own private webcam system at a discounted rate. The special edition of LiveCamNetwork will be virtually free at an exceptional $99.95 one-time set-up fee plus 14 percent revenue share.
"This amounts to what a third party biller charges," said 2much.net founder, Mark Prince. "You pay 14.5 percent per transaction for processing, 14 percent for software, cam show hosting and support, and the rest goes into your pocket. It's a three-way win-win situation that benefits both companies and our customers.
Although the offer is announced for a limited time only, neither company has a determined cut-off date
Nov 26 2012
2Much.net Sponsors Montreal Webmaster Event
MONTREAL November 26, 2012 - Award-winning software creator 2much.net is once again sponsoring Qwebec Expo's annual Montreal adult biz Xmas Party.
"Any chance we get to show and provide support for Michael [Plant] and Qwebec Expo, we take," said 2much.net founder and president, Mark Prince.
The company is joined by other Montreal movers and shakers in the adult industry, such as Gamma Entertainment, My Gay Cash and Paxum.com, as well as Crak Revenue, Fubar Webmasters and Babes Money.
Initially announced as taking place at another location, the BalRoom Bar on trendy St-Laurent Blvd has been confirmed as the venue.
Announced in multiple threads across adult forums and social network platforms, the much-anticipated gathering will feature free admission for "adult peeps," free drink tickets all night, and a reserved VIP section.
"Of course, this is NOT reserved to adult people from Montreal only," organizer and Qwebec Expo owner Michael Plant wrote, inviting anyone in the business who will be or can be in the area to the party.
The celebration will take place Saturday, December 1 at 11:00pm, at the Balroom Bar, 3643 St-Laurent, in Montreal, Quebec.
Sep 17 2012
2much.net adds Epoch Support to LiveCamNetwork platform
(Montreal) September 17, 2012: Live video chat software creator 2much.net has announced it is signing with Epoch as a payment processor for its flagship site LiveCamNetwork.com, as well as adding Epoch to the list of processors that support their proprietary billing script.
"I became fully aware of how extensive Epoch's services are when we met with them at the XBiz Summit," said 2much.net founder Mark Prince. "They've absolutely proven their brand with their new automated smart payment forms and the various billing advantages they offer."
"Mark and his team at LiveCamNetwork have been working with Epoch in other ventures for over seven years," said Anthony Wheatle, Senior Account Executive at Epoch. "In that time I have been able to connect him with others who were searching for a reliable WebCam Chat Program. The response from those referrals has always been very positive."
Epoch has been billing for websites online since 1996. "We integrated Epoch's billing system and referred them to customers of 2much.net," said Prince.
"I especially like their European billing options," said Prince. "And their one-click account re-load feature, 'CamCharge', which customers are going to love."
Speaking in light of their new software packages and "particularly our Solo Model edition," Prince said:
"After 15 years in business, having survived and grown stronger through the collapse of iBill, and having worked with the likes of CCBill and SegPay, which we still do," said Prince. "I can say that I've never felt as confident and optimistic about a biller's stability and potential as with Epoch."
For more on the full gamut of billing solutions offered by Epoch, go to http://www.epoch.com
Aug 22 2012
2much.net Praises Qwebec Expo
Wednesday, Aug 22, 2012: Montreal - Live video chat site software creator Mark Prince praised the 2012 edition of Qwebec Expo.
"I can't believe the quality and level of attendance this year," Prince said. "It was amazing."
In addition to 2much.net, which is nominated for two YNOT Awards in Prague this year, attendees included LFP/Hustler President Mike Klein, CharlieB from TooMuchMedia, adult legal rep Corey Silverstein and AshleyMadison's affiliate expert Evan Back.
"It was great to see so many people and booths at the 2012 Qwebec Expo," Prince said. "The 2011 expo was considerably smaller and I was worried that it might be the last show, but I was wrong. "Clearly Michel Plant's idea to move the show ahead two weeks to take up the slack left over from the old Internext Miami show as well as the Qwebec Expo's reputation as one of the best shows made a big difference this year."
MojoHost President Brad Mitchell also had positive things to say about the show.
"Qwebec Expo was an excellent, high quality get together," he said. "There was business being done by all who attended. Great job!"
Gamma Entertainment's marketing and account manager "Stinger" said, "Great networking, great dinners, top of the industry names and decision makers."
According to NetCash Chief Marketing Officer JoeD, "There is a certain European-like appeal to Montreal. And Qwebec Expo has had a global draw for years."
Chi Lee, North America vice president for mobile adult ad network Reporo summed up most opinions and board posts in one statement.
"A big thumbs up to all of the organizers and attendees! Montreal is a lot of fun with the right people and there were plenty of 'right people' around," Lee said. "Lots of business to follow up on as well, so it was very good in every aspect. "It was my first Qwebec Expo, but not my last."
Prince said 2much.net, which has supported Qwebec since its first year, will return to Expo in 2013, the tenth anniversary of the tradeshow.
August 10 2012
LCN Girl Brookelynne Briar Makes Cover of Payout Magazine
Friday, Aug 10, 2012: LiveCamNetwork.com webcam model Brookelynne Briar is the subject of the latest cover-story and interview with MikeB's Payout magazine.
"I admit I'm thrilled to be featured on the cover of a magazine," Briar said. "But when you're used to exposing yourself as publically as I do sometimes, it's a little less scandalous or revealing"
Briar talks about her career, starting with her ascension from LCN Girl to webcam studio manager, to social network and media producer for LiveCamNetwork and live video chat software maker 2much.net
"I'm pretty proud to be able to say I've provided the arena for someone as bright and talented as Brookelynne," company owner Mark Prince said.
Publisher Michael Bartholemy (aka MikeB) wrote, "I met her in Miami and she was really nice and hot."
Briar will be representing 2much.net and LiveCamNetwork at the company's booth at Qwebec Expo in Montreal, Aug. 10 to 12.
June 22 2012
2much.net now offer SegPay Payment processing on LiveCamNetwork
Posted Jun 22nd: MONTREAL - Turnkey webcam site provider 2much.net now offers customers a wider array of services thanks to its association with CommerceGate and its U.S. IPSP solution.
"We're thrilled to finally be working with CommerceGate on the SegPay platform," 2much.net founder Mark Prince said. "From billing consumers to easing business transactions with our professional customer base, CommerceGate has been outstanding in furnishing the flexibility we need."
Using CommerceGate's SegPay platform with their "complete video chat solution," LiveCamNetwork 3.1, Prince acknowledges, is "less expensive for us as well as providing the flexibility to offer alternatives to our customers."
"Another great advantage of using CommerceGate with a LiveCamNetwork-powered site," said Prince, "is the combination of its integrated fraud filters with our own AHMAD scrub system."
SegPay's integration with LiveCamNetwork 3.1 is yet another step in CommerceGate's advance into the American market since its strategic alliance with the U.S. IPSP in 2008.
"We are excited about the opportunity to work with LCN and 2much," Bjorn Skarlen, CEO of CommerceGate, said. "The CommerceGate U.S. IPSP solution provides clients with two unique IPSP accounts through a single processing relationship. Taking advantage of our flexibility has allowed LCN to now invoice their clients with our payment system as well as process transactions for their live cam network."
CommerceGate and 2much will both be in attendance at this year's edition of Qwebec Expo, from Aug. 27-29.
Telepresence For Talking Heads:The New Trend In New Media:
In 2001, while overseeing marketing and communications for a boutique brokerage specializing in junk bonds, I joined hands with a technology vendor to introduce a live video/webcam platform that broadcasted the firm's trading desk to clients of the firm. We thought it took the phrase "transparency in trading markets" to a completely new level--as it provided live video streaming so that customers could see and hear the action.
We were ahead of our time, and even if the rest of Wall Street remained reticent when it came to transparency, video conferencing and streaming applications, (the majority of which were actually developed by technology gurus from within the adult entertainment sector), has, over the past 8 years, evolved to the point where the catch phrase "telepresence" is perhaps the fastest growing telecommunications application.
Video conferencing platforms introduced 7-8 years ago and affordable only to those with $700,000 or more to spend, have evolved; plug and play desktop applications that deliver interactive, TV quality video and audio are the hottest thing since rye bread--as evidenced not only by Cisco's recently announced initiative to "mash" recently acquired video streaming technology with its WebEx product as a means of providing a full suite of next-gen 'telepresence' apps (by combining presentation, interactive voice and video, etc)--but this trend is hotter than fire when looking at the growing number of smaller technology companies that are delivering plug n play and highly affordable (think $399 a month) platforms that can transform the way in which corporate communication and HR execs, marketers, pundits, telecommunicating talking heads, and Bob The Bloggers communicate with their respective captive audiences.
Cisco's system, which is down from $700k+ and now comes in at about $300,000(including furniture for your own corporate broadcast 'studio') is well out of reach for most pocketbooks, especially the mass audience that wants to broadcast from their corporate or home office. The latter group has, for the past few years, been lukewarm, but receptive to using the nascent market for 'walk-in' videoconferencing "studios" that provide turnkey internet and interactive video broadcasting services at a cost of about $1000/hr.
But for those that have watched their retirement accounts with AIG stock implode, and have pared their business budgets to the bone, if you don't have the time/energy to research platforms that are truly affordable, amazingly robust in terms of broadcast quality, feature rich (interactive, multiple windows, a pay-per-view and billing module, the ability to insert advertiser messages, can be operated by monkeys, and can pay for themselves in one single broadcast--we tripped over a solution.
No coincidence that its been developed by the same technology vendor that made the first stride in enhancing the transparency of the firm I worked for 8 years ago.
The provider is Montreal-based 2Much.net--and having worked with this outfit for years and watching from afar as they've introduced true technology innovation, this is the first place that I'd recommend for anyone that is considering getting on board the new media train that 'gets it' when it comes to ways that can bring you, your content, and your message to your captive audience.
The fact that this platform includes a billing module--allowing broadcasters to charge on a pay-per-view basis is particularly compelling to a wide range of professions and practices..If you don't want to charge your audience for viewing (or downloading archived programs), that's fine--the module includes the ability to insert sponsor and advertiser displays around the frame of the screen, or in marquee scrolling format...
Now you can effectively operate your own "iTV" platform for a few hundred bucks a month..the only hardware you need is a videocam..good ones cost less than a hundred bucks, really good ones cost no more than $300-$400..Want to transform your blogging platform? Bored with static WebEx features?..Want real interactivity with your audience? Now, you too can be just like the talking heads on CNBC, Fox, but better-because these new apps are interactive--think video telephone with a 19 in screen and no latency--or you can simply introduce a corporate communication network that can save tens of thousands of dollars every month when considering your cost of travel, including off-sites that don't really require every being in the same room, etc.
Aside from LCN, we tripped over Telanetix--they've positioned their $30,000 "video conferencing" platform to be a competitor to the Cisco-type $300k platforms--but again, we think that LCN's "turnkey" offering (vs their month to month lease), which provides a one-time license to their system is winning solution, and according to the vendor, you can have the life-time license for as little as $7000. For $300/mo (give or take), they'll host, stream, administer viewer registrations, billing modules, archive and maintain a swath of viewer metrics, and provide 24/7 technical support.. Don't be afraid if you see my face and hear my voice appearing on your desktop!!
Reprinted with permission from the Berky Blog.