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NBCU reportedly in talks to buy Walmart’s TVOD service

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 […]

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. […]

Walmart to partner with MGM to boost VOD offering

Walmart is to partner with US movie studio MGM to boost content on its Vudu video-on-demand service, according to reports. The move arrives as Walmart looks to expand its profile in the SVOD space and compete with services such as Netflix and Hulu. Walmart has told Reuters, which first reported the story, that a formal […]

Walmart plans SVOD service to take on Netflix

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 […]

USA launching Mr. Robot on free digital platforms

USA Network is launching the debut episode of its new drama series Mr. Robot on numerous digital platforms ahead of its linear bow. The pilot to the new show will be available on iTunes, Amazon, XBOX, Google Play, Vudu, PlayStation, M-GO and YouTube on May 27. The pilot from the series, which follows a young […]

WWE, Mattel grapple with toon

Sports entertainment company WWE and toyco Mattel have tag teamed on a 26-part animated shortform toon featuring popular wrestlers such as John Cena, Kane and Sheamus. The first four two-minute episodes of the stop-motion animated series WWE Slam City launched yesterday on the Cartoonium YouTube channel and a dedicated website WWESlamCity.com. The series, which the WEE […]