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Marriott to phase out adult content from in-room entertainment

January 21, 2011 |  4:17 pm

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One of the world's largest hotel chains is saying no to naughty flicks.

Marriott International, the world's third-largest hotel chain, has announced that it is phasing out adult content from its in-room entertainment choices.

The hotel chain said it will not offer adult on-demand movies in newly built hotels in the future and will  remove such channels from all hotels "over the next few years."

In a prepared statement, the hotel chain said as the company moves to a new entertainment system, "adult content will be off the menu for virtually all of our newly built hotels."

The decision was prompted partly because Marriott, like most hotel chains across the country, has been generating less revenue from video on-demand entertainment as more laptop-packing guests turn to the Internet for movies, games and video clips to keep them entertained.

In response to the announcement, Lodgenet Interactive Corp., the nation's leading provider of in-room entertainment for hotels and hospitals, issued a statement to reassure shareholders that the change won't have "a significant impact on the company's revenues or prospects."

-- Hugo Martin

Photo: A hotel television screen showing the choices by Lodgenet Interactive. Credit: Lodgenet Interactive Corp.

 

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