NBCU’s Fandango merges streaming services under acquired Vudu brand

NBCUniversal-owned Fandango is to merge its streaming service FandangoNOW with Vudu. The primarily transactional VOD-based services will be merged under the Vudu banner, and feature over 200,000 new release and catalog movies and TV shows to rent or buy without a subscription. The service will also offer a significant catalogue of free-to-view titles supported by […]

NBCUniversal’s Fandango buys Walmart’s Vudu 

Vudu, the transactional video on demand platform owned by Walmart, has been purchased by NBCUniversal’s cinema ticket purchasing service Fandango. Vudu is currently accessible in over 100 million US homes with an app that has been downloaded more than 14 million times. The service allows users to purchase and rent films and series, and also […]

NBCU reportedly in talks to buy Walmart’s VUDU

Comcast’s NBCUniversal is reportedly in talks to acquire Walmart’s Vudu TVOD service. According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, the SNL broadcaster is in “advanced talks” to buy the streamer, though a source said that these discussions “may not result in a deal.” The Journal adds that NBCU would view Vudu “as a […]

Walmart reportedly looking to sell TVOD service Vudu

Walmart is looking to sell its Vudu transactional video-on-demand service, according to a report by The Information, citing unnamed sources. According to the report, Walmart is mulling a sale as the video streaming market in the US becomes more competitive, with the launch of multiple new SVOD and AVOD offerings including Apple TV+, Disney+, HBO […]

Report: Walmart in talks over opening Vudu to streaming partners

Walmart is reportedly looking to take on Amazon by offering subscription services like HBO Now, Showtime and Starz through its US video-on-demand service Vudu. According to Bloomberg, Walmart is in “exploratory” discussions about opening up its transactional VOD store – which lets users buy and rent movies and TV content – to third-party streaming services. […]

Report: Walmart partners with MGM for Vudu content

Walmart has partnered with Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM), in a deal that will see the film studio create content for its video-on-demand service Vudu, according to Reuters. The report said that the move is aimed at boosting the Vudu VOD offering but claimed that Walmart will not go toe-to-toe with services like Netflix and Hulu by […]

Vudu launches ‘disc-to-digital’ from mobile apps

Walmart’s on-demand video streaming service, Vudu, is now letting users convert their DVDs into digital titles from its mobile apps. The ‘Disc to Digital’ service lets users convert Blu-ray and DVD discs to digital movies from a compatible phone. The service costs US$2 to convert a DVD to an SD digital title or to convert […]

M-Go reportedly to stream HDR 4K content this year

Technicolor and DreamWorks-owned streaming service M-Go is reportedly planning to launch an HDR 4K service this year. According to US website Twice, citing M-Go’s chief operating officer Christophe Louvon, the company, which offers transactional VoD content, will launch with a full selection of HDR content that it will build up quickly. Other streaming video providers […]

Walmart’s Vudu Spark streaming stick now on sale

US retail giant Walmart has started selling its own Chromecast-rivalling HDMI streaming stick, called the Vudu Spark, for US$25.  The device comes with a remote control, plugs into a user’s TV and acts as a WiFi-powered streaming gateway for the Walmart’s Vudu movie and TV store. To activate their Vudu Spark, users sign in or […]

TiVo partners with Walmart to offer Vudu

TiVo has added Walmart’s subscription-free, video-on-demand movie and TV service, Vudu, to its DVR devices. Vudu lets users rent or buy new release movies and TV shows, and access their Ultraviolet cloud library. Its content library includes TV shows from companies like CBS, Comedy Central, HBO, MTV, National Geographic, and Showtime, as well Hollywood and independent movies. “Vudu […]