XVideos is a pornographic video sharing and viewing website. The website is registered to the Czech company WGCZ Holding. As of April 2019, it was the 47th most visited website in the world.In 2012, it was estimated that the site streams over a terabyte per second, which was the equivalent of one-fifteenth of the network bandwidth available from London to New York.WGCZ Holding also run the Bang Bros network of websites and are the current owners of the Penthouse magazine and its related assets.
XVideos serves as a pornographic media aggregator, a type of website which gives access to adult content in a similar manner as YouTube does for general content.
Video clips from professional videos are mixed with amateur and other types of content.
By 2012, XVideos was the largest porn website in the world, with over 100 billion page views per month. Fabian Thylmann
, the owner of MindGeek
, attempted to purchase XVideos in 2012 in order to create a monopoly of pornographic tube sites. The French owner of XVideos turned down a reported offer of more than $120 million by saying, "Sorry, I have to go and play Diablo II
In 2014, XVideos controversially attempted to force content providers to either pledge to renounce the right to delete videos from their accounts or to shut down their accounts immediately.