Friday, May 20, 2005

 

Italy in recession but porn industry booming

`Italy may be in recession but the pornography industry in the traditionally Roman Catholic country is booming and growing more high-tech savvy by the day, a new study co-sponsored by the Vatican showed Thursday. [..]

Italians spent an estimated 247 million euros on pay TV porn in 2004, up 63 million euros from the previous year, as more satellite operators offered clients subscription packages.

The figures by Eurispes contrasted starkly with the general economic mood in Italy, whose economy has slipped into recession after two consecutive quarters of contraction.’




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