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August 02, 2015 11:16 PM ET

Internet Software and Services

Company Overview of VUDU, Inc.

Company Overview

VUDU, Inc. provides an Internet-based home entertainment service that provides access to a library of movies, images, television shows, artwork, and/or other episodic content through computers, Internet-capable televisions, and its proprietary devices. It enables users to stream movies and watch on PlayStation3, Xbox 360, Roku, Chromecast, Blu-ray/TVs, iPads, and Android devices. In addition, it offers DVD conversion and movie sharing services. The company offers its services through rental, buy, and online watch. It was formerly known as Marquee, Inc. The company was founded in 2004 and is based in Sunnyvale, California. As of February 22, 2010, VUDU, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Wal-Ma...

600 West California Avenue

Sunnyvale, CA 94086

United States

Founded in 2004

Phone:

312-729-4068

Key Executives for VUDU, Inc.

Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of Sales & Business Development
Chief Technical Officer
General Manager
Age: 45
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

VUDU, Inc. Key Developments

Dolby Laboratories, Inc. Announces Partnership with VUDU

Dolby Laboratories, Inc. announced a partnership with VIZIO to bring Dolby Vision to the consumer market through the VIZIO. Reference Series 65" and 120" Ultra HD Full-Array LED Smart TVs. With an initial slate of Warner Bros. 4K Ultra HD Dolby Vision titles confirmed for distribution via VUDU, Walmart's video on demand service, combined with play back capabilities on the VIZIO Reference Series, consumers will be able to experience the power of Dolby Vision in their living room. Dolby Vision breathes life into images by providing viewers with peak brightness, local contrast, and a full range of colors that more closely mimic what the human eye can see. The technology combines a wider color gamut and high dynamic range, to revolutionize the viewing experience both in cinema and on TV. Dolby Vision augments the fidelity of UHD and HD video signals for over-the-top (OTT) online streaming, broadcast, and gaming applications. With Dolby Vision, content is much more nuanced, powerful, and distinct: sunsets sinking deep into the horizon, bursts of fire and explosions, and the darkest shadows are pronounced to provide a strikingly vivid and realistic imaging experience like no other. As the first-ever High Dynamic Range-enabled Ultra HD TV, the VIZIO Reference Series was built pixel-by-pixel, pushing the boundaries of brightness, color and contrast with Dolby Vision. The new VM50 Ultra HD engine, a dedicated Ultra HD motion and picture-processing engine, provides enhanced clarity in every Ultra HD image. Unlike most TVs, which can only reproduce a limited color gamut of Rec 709 - a standard that has been in place since 1990 - the VIZIO Reference Series features an Ultra-Color Spectrum which widens the color gamut; rendering colors closer to what the human eye can see, something never before possible on a home TV screen. To deliver Dolby Vision content in 4K Ultra HD, Dolby has partnered with VUDU, Walmart's video on demand service for movies and television, and one of the pioneers of high definition digital movies and TV.

Amino to Integrate VUDU's Video-On-Demand Movie Service into IPTV Platform

Amino Communications has announced that it will integrate of VUDU's video-on-demand movie service into its Live Home Media Centre IPTV platform. The exciting new service element will allow Amino's network operator customers to deliver VUDU's extensive catalogue of blockbusters, Hollywood classics and independent films to customers deploying the powerful new IPTV set-top box. Pre-integrated with user interfaces from leading middleware providers, consumers will be able to step seamlessly into the rich world of HD movies without a subscription. The dual core power of the Live platform allows for VUDU content delivery without compromising traditional middleware features such as recording and multiscreen streaming.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and VUDU Launch 'VUDU Extras+'

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) and VUDU, Walmart's subscription-free video streaming service, are delivering a new, enhanced way for movie fans to experience their digital movies with VUDU Extras+. Fans can now enjoy extras they've come to love from DVD and Blu-ray titles online with additional interactive features. Select Sony Pictures titles on VUDU will now feature 'Enhanced Scene Search' and 'Clip & Share,' along with deleted scenes, featurettes and movie trivia, available on the cloud with UltraViolet. VUDU Extras+'s 'Enhanced Scene Search' allows viewers to search movie content such as dialogue, videos, photos and extras and enables viewers to instantly jump to favorite scenes, including events inside the film. 'Clip & Share' delivers social movie-watching to fans. VUDU Extras+ will bring the extras experience which consumers have come to expect from discs to digital retailers more consistently and with increased interactivity. Strategically, VUDU Extras+ will enhance the value proposition of digital ownership which is so key to the future success and strength of the home entertainment industry. VUDU Extras+ is available to preview before purchasing the movie. Consumers can access the full VUDU Extras+ experience when they purchase a movie or redeem their UltraViolet code on VUDU. VUDU users who already have the movie in their library will get access to the VUDU Extras+ experience at no extra charge.

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