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Comcast reportedly in talks with Walmart over TV set development

US telco Comcast is reportedly in talks with leading supermarket chain Walmart to launch a series of TV sets running its software. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, the move is a part of Comcast’s broader strategy to pivot towards aggregation of apps and services – one which is already proving to be […]

Walmart says it is partnering with Microsoft for TikTok bid

Walmart is partnering with Microsoft on a bid for TikTok’s US operations, the retail giant has said. In a statement to CNBC, the Walton family-controlled Walmart confirmed the move, with spokesman Randy Hargrove saying: “We believe a potential relationship with TikTok US in partnership with Microsoft could add this key functionality and provide Walmart with […]

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 […]

Walmart reportedly working with former Epix CEO on OTT plan

US retail giant Walmart plans is working with former Epix CEO Mark Greenberg on the launch of an OTT TV service that would target the the ‘Middle American’, non-urban US market, according to press reports. According to the Wall Street Journal, citing unnamed sources, Walmart has been working on the project with Greenberg for several […]

Walmart reportedly planning video streaming service

Walmart plans to launch a video streaming service that will directly challenge Netflix and Amazon, according to The Information. The US retailer is considering the introduction of a SVOD product that would undercut the price point of the streaming giants. Anonymous sources told the publisher that the service would be US$8 a month alongside a […]

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 […]