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Press Release

PTC Applauds Walmart-MGM Streaming Initiative

By: Kelly Oliver

Release Date: 10/10/2018

The Parents Television Council applauded the news that Walmart is teaming up with MGM to create original programming for Vudu, Walmart’s streaming video service.

“For years Walmart has demonstrated its commitment to being a consistent, trusted retail brand for families. We are thrilled to hear that the company will bring this same commitment to the streaming video marketplace, together with MGM, via its Vudu platform,” said Tim Winter, president of the Parents Television Council.

“Netflix may be the shiniest new toy in Hollywood, but the volume and degree of explicit content is increasingly vexing for parents and families. Whether it is by romanticizing teen suicide, depicting nine-year-old girls sexually stimulating themselves, or asking viewers to be amused by extreme sexual conduct involving children, Netflix can no longer be a trusted alternative to linear television for concerned parents. The announcement from Walmart is welcome news indeed, and we urge the company to invest in and grow its service ambitiously.”

The Parents Television Council® (www.parentstv.org) is a non-partisan education organization advocating responsible entertainment. It was founded in 1995 to ensure that children are not constantly assaulted by sex, violence and profanity on television and in other media.

This national grassroots organization has more than 1.4 million members, and works with television producers, broadcasters, networks and sponsors in an effort to stem the flow of harmful and negative messages targeted to children.

The PTC™ also works with elected and appointed government officials to enforce broadcast decency standards. Most importantly, the PTC produces critical research and publications documenting the dramatic increase in sex, violence and profanity in entertainment. This information is provided free of charge so parents can make informed viewing choices for their own families.

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To speak with a representative from the Parents Television Council, please contact Kelly Oliver at (703) 307-9404 or email at kelly@kellyoliverpr.com.