Adult Entertainment Channel Hits Google TV

4:33 PM PST 11/08/2011 by THR Staff
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UPDATED: The Vivid Entertainment content will include celebrity sex tapes, XXX parodies and award-winning pornographic films.

Vivid Entertainment has launched an adult entertainment channel on Google TV.
 
Vivid announced on Monday that the channel can be accessed by viewers with a set-top box running Google TV and a subscription to the Vivid Entertainment website. The pornographic content will include “award-winning adult movies, celebrity sex tapes, XXX parodies of popular superheroes, educational videos and other content,” according to a press release.

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“Vivid for Google TV gives our fans a new way to enjoy Vivid movies in high quality HD and with other benefits that provide a very appealing, highly enjoyable, and user friendly experience,” said Vivid co-chairman Steven Hirsch.

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Google in not involved with a partnership with Vivid on this channel. A statement from a Google spokesperson explains that any company can create content optimized for Google TV.

"Anyone can put up a Website and optimize that Website for different devices, including TVs," reads a statement from a Google spokesperson. "Users can lock out access to the browser on Google TV through a 4-digit PIN code that can be quickly set up by accessing the 'Application Lock' under 'Privacy and Safety'in System Settings. Alternatively, users can implement Safe Search for Google TV's Chrome browser under the same 'Privacy and Safety' setting."

Google TV has struggled to gain acceptance from major TV networks since its launch in October 2010. NBC, CBS, ABC and Hulu have all blocked their content from Google TV enabled devices.

The company recently announced a complete revamp of their Google TV interface, in hopes of making it more user-friendly.

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