Vivid Launches XXX Channel on Google TV

Vivid Entertainment, the Los Angeles adult entertainment company has launched a adult channel for Google TV on Monday as "the first TV app designed to make sexually explicit content available through the new Google TV set-top device."Steven Hirsch, Vivid's co-founder and co-chairman, said in a statement that the new Google TV channel is "a central […]

Vivid Adult channel on Google TVVivid Entertainment, the Los Angeles adult entertainment company has launched a adult channel for Google TV on Monday as "the first TV app designed to make sexually explicit content available through the new Google TV set-top device."

Steven Hirsch, Vivid's co-founder and co-chairman, said in a statement that the new Google TV channel is "a central part of our making Vivid available everywhere concept, which gives fans unified access to our content through their personal computers, mobile devices, tablets, television sets and DVD players."

Vivid's streaming channel will broadcast, in high definition "award-winning adult movies, celebrity sex tapes, XXX parodies of popular superheroes, educational videos and other content," to those ages 18 and older who also subscribe to the company's website, said Hirsch.

Hirsch also noted that Vivid is looking to bring similar content to other Internet TV platforms, although he didn't name others.

"We spent more than a year developing a code base for a robust, standalone Internet-TV channel with a friendly interface for the consumer."

A Google spokesman emailed this statement to the Los Angeles Times regarding sexually explicit video on Google TV:

"We will respect the parental controls of devices connected to Google TV. So if you have controls set up through your set-top box or through a V-Chip, those controls will continue to work for TV content shown through Google TV. Users will also be able to implement Safe Search on the Google TV browser (Chrome), and the Safe Search setting will extend to Internet content shown in Google TV search results. In addition, users will have the ability to lock out access to the browser on Google TV through a 4-digit PIN code for access control."