Report: GENE SIMMONS' NGTV Withdraws IPO

February 16, 2007

According to, No Good TV, a bawdy Internet and pay television programmer that KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons chairs, has withdrawn its planned $43.1 million initial public offering.

The company, based in Beverly Hills, California, had planned to raise the money to fund the launch of music- and celebrity-driven programs whose profanity and nudity would bump against Federal Communications Commission decency regulations if aired on broadcast or cable TV, according to a government filing.

The company’s web site,, had a slick animated film promoting the channel's launch Feb. 24. Calls to the company co-president, Kourosh Taj, and one of the IPO's underwriters, S.W. Bach & Co., by were not immediately returned and it was unclear how Thursday's (Feb. 15) IPO withdrawal would affect the programming rollout.


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