Wal-Mart Nixes Porn Channel

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Fans of the “After Dark” porn channel on Wal-Mart’s newly-acquired Vudu video streaming service will soon be cut off from their access to Hustler, Digital Sin and other adult content.

As a result of Wal-Mart's (Stock Quote: WMT) purchase of the company, which MainStreet previously noted, users will receive a termination notice to sign and return to the discount retailer and get a full refund for their previous purchases, according to a report from TechCrunch.

Vudu had been the only major source for streaming video that carried adult content, even in high definition from top studios, and it also offered discretion for users who didn’t want porn titles to show up on their billing statements, the site says.

Wal-Mart has been known for not carrying DVDs that it considers too racy and in some cases has banned the sale of music with explicit lyrics in its stores.

Wal-Mart’s not the only major company cutting sexual content from its offerings. Recently, Apple (Stock Quote: AAPL) has been criticized for removing “sexy” apps from its app store showing bikini-clad girls and sexually suggestive content on iPhones and iPods.

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