Since 2006 AEBN has its own award program to acknowledge videos, performers, and studios based on their popularity as selected by their customer base.  The awards recognize "each year's most popular films and stars based on viewing habits of the millions who visit the company's network of VOD theaters". Nominations are based on sales (measured in minutes of video viewing) for each calendar year. "Customers are the only voters for the VOD Awards," said AEBN’s VP of Sales and Marketing, Jerry Anders. "They voted with every minute they watched...".