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.”