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NBC in talks to buy Vudu

Discussion in 'Streaming and Digital Media' started by Sam Posten, Feb 21, 2020.

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    There are too many digital storefronts trying to sell the same products to the same audiences, at the price points set by the studios. It never made sense to begin with.
     
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    I would rather FandangoNow be folded into Vudu, which remains my favorite digital locker streaming platform.
     
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    Which still might happen.
     
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    Vudu is the better known name and is supported on more devices; I would guess that that’s where the value would be for any company buying it, to have the superior infrastructure and wider customer outreach.
     
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    Which is why I think FandangoNow might fold into Vudu.
     
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    Certainly possible, but that doesn't seem to be the word...

    Variety:

    "Meanwhile, the digital movie rentals and purchases business would be tied into Fandango."

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    "Vudu will help to bolster Peacock's free, ad-supported tier. Meanwhile, its digital marketplace could serve as a companion offering, one that would tie in with the NBCU-owned movie ticketer and rental service Fandango."

    I have a feeling the movie store/movie ticket service will be run as one service called Fandango.
     
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    Then they better get Fandango into a place in which it's accepted by more platforms/devices then.
     
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    I think what we're looking at is the current Vudu app just being re-named Fandango. Easy peasy.
     
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    Well that's what I was talking about in the first place. I wasn't talking about the name perse, but the Vudu application.
     
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    I log into VUDU through my Walmart account. I hope that doesn't get screwed up if the sale goes through.
     
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    I would think that's going to change if this sale happens.
     
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    Another knock against FandangoNow is they currently don't support Dolby Vision.
     
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    They would if this sale goes through as they switch over to Vudu’s platform.
     
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    just cycles of business
     
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    I like the VUDU disc plus digital option which provides digital copy prior to disc release date and disc on or slightly before release sate and shipped by INGRAM for walmart.
     
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    Yeah. I hope this perk remains.
     
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    I doubt it would because wouldn't it require Comcast to be in the physical disc sales business?
     

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