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Playboy loses $14m in Q3

November 9, 2009

Playboy Enterprises’ revenue fell $14m in Q3, on the back of lower income from its international TV channels and magazines. The company, which publishes Playboy magazine worldwide and creates TV programming for its own-branded TV channels, as well as mobile and radio platforms, said global revenue totaled $56m in Q3 against $70.4m in the same period of 2008.

Revenue from its non-US TV channels declined $1.1m year on the year to $10.7m in Q3. The company blamed increased competition and “the effects of the economy” on consumer spending for the decrease.

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