• PTC Applauds Walmart-MGM Streaming Initiative

    by  • October 9, 2018 • Advertiser Accountability, Family Friendly, Streaming • 5 Comments

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    The Parents Television Council applauds Walmart for teaming up with MGM to create original programming.

    “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  streaming video service 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.”

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    5 Responses to PTC Applauds Walmart-MGM Streaming Initiative

    1. Cameron Cohen
      October 31, 2018 at 1:51 pm

      Walmart is doing original programming. That is absolutely hilarious. We finally get to see the in store brand version of TV shows. People think network TV is cheap looking, this will be an entirely new level.

      “Great Value Studios and Equate Productions presents”

    2. Ginger
      October 16, 2018 at 4:14 pm

      I’m not sure why this program is recommended….Dancing With the Stars, 8 :00 p.m. (Eastern) ABC Celebrities and professional dancers pair off and compete with each other in this dance contest.
      It is very sexually suggestive, the judges make very sexual comments. The women hardly have anything on and shows a LOT of skin.

      • October 18, 2018 at 11:59 am

        “I’m not sure why [Dancing with the Stars] is recommended [by the PTC]…”

        Well, they did recommend it in the show’s early years, but since it got raunchier with every passing season, they now give it a yellow light.

    3. October 9, 2018 at 9:30 pm

      Unfortunately, MGM Television(and it’s chairman Mark Burnett) is a two-faced corporation.

      On one hand, we have Burnett’s relatively family-friendly reality shows like Survivor, The Voice and Shark Tank. On another, we have extremely explicit series like FX’s Fargo and Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale(how the latter got critical acclaim is a mystery that is yet to be solved).

      Still, I am happy about these news. Way to go, Walmart!

    4. Jonathan
      October 9, 2018 at 2:16 pm

      LOL you actually think Walmart can compete with Netflix? Netlfix already won with shows like Daredevil, Punisher, Stranger Things, etc.

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