Will my company pay for hotel room porn?

Before we get to that burning question, let's take care of some bidness bookeeping. The two big providers of movies in hotel rooms have merged. LodgeNet Entertainment Corp. has completed the acquisition of Ascent Entertainment Group Inc., the owner of On Command Corp. for $380 million in cash and stock. Bev Hills-based Hilton Hotels is a LodgeNet client. The deal will give LodgeNet more leverage in cutting deals with content providers. "Consumers have more and more options for entertainment in their normal lives, and they either expect or want the same when they travel," says Scott C. Petersen, LodgeNet's president and chief executive. OK, so much for the dull stuff - onto that matter of expensing hotel room porn. Basically, as explained by the folks at WallStrip.com, the answer really depends on how good your agent is.

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