Posts tagged as: Vudu

NBCUniversal In Talks To Buy VUDU

Comcast’s NBCUniversal is reportedly in talks to buy VUDU, the Walmart-owned VOD rental, download and free streaming service in a report by WSJ. Speculation is NBCU will merge VUDU with Fandango Now, boosting NBCU’s digital-video presence ahead of the launch of its streaming service Peacock which will have a hybrid free and paid model. Walmart […]

Walmart Planning To Launch Its Own SVOD Service To Take On Amazon

Now a new report at The Information suggests Walmart is considering a move into the SVOD ranks with a low-cost streaming option which will reportedly be less than $8 a month – but might be ad-supported. This would be in addition to the Walmart-owned Vudu, a VOD service which offers thousands of titles to buy or rent […]

Sony Announces the Entertainment Apps Available on PlayStation 4 at Launch

Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (SCEA) today announced a line-up of digital entertainment apps that will be available on the PlayStation 4 in the U.S. beginning November 15. All entertainment apps can be found in PlayStation Store. “PlayStation is deeply committed to providing the most immersive gaming and entertainment experiences to gamers,” said Phil Rosenberg, […]

Boxee TV Lands at Walmart – 3 Month Cloud DVR Trial, $5.99 Vudu Credit Included

Boxee TV is now available for purchase at Walmart. The big box store chain is the only retail location to purchase the device, with online purchasing at Boxee’s site the other option. The $98 piece of hardware includes a digital antenna, and word is buyers will get a three-month trial period to the No Limits […]

Boxee TV Sports Subscription-Based No Limits DVR Capability

Boxee, which traditionally made products that focused on streaming multimedia content from local storage and the web, has now introduced the aptly named Boxee TV. It will let users watch live TV content from ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and other channels in high definition. It also doubles as a DVR and bring Internet Apps to […]

Roku Readies New Net TV Stick

Roku is expanding beyond its signature Internet set-tops with a small, $100 wireless device set to ship next month that plugs into the back of a regular TV to deliver a wealth of over-the-top content, and announced a deal with Walmart Stores’ Vudu online-streaming service. With the Roku Streaming Stick, a USB-size wireless device, the […]

Fox’ Digital HD Movies Coming to iTunes, Google Play, YouTube, Xbox Live, More

Google was one of many on Tuesday to reveal that it has signed a new deal with Twentieth Century Fox to bring over 600 titles to Google Play and YouTube. Dubbed Digital HD and available on the premium services, the shows and movies will be available to rent or buy, with many in high-definition. The […]

Sharp to Ship 80-inch Smart TV in October

Sharp’s has just revealed the 80-inch LC-80LE632U, which it claims is the largest LED-lit LCD TV commercially available. It sports a 1080p resolution and is labeled as a Smart TV with both Wi-Fi as well as access to apps such as Netflix, CinemaNow and Vudu. Sharp is quick to point out the TV has more […]

Vudu Uses HTML5 to Steam Movies to the iPad

Vudu on Wednesday began offering its streaming movie service on the iPad over the web. The strategy uses HTTP Live Streaming to push the movie while adapting the bitrate to match the connection. Video is limited to standard definition when seen on the iPad, but only due to “restrictions by content providers,” Vudu said. Both […]

VuDu Now Offers TV Shows

Vudu has throwed itself into more direct competition with iTunes and Netflix by carrying TV shows. The deal gives it access to shows from ABC, AMC, Fox, HDNet, Palm, Showtime, Sony, Starz, and The CW, such as Weeds and The Walking Dead. As a paid service, its episodes will show a day after the air […]

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