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July 31, 2009

VUDU Announces Service Platform Optimized for Internet Capable Smart TVs

By Nathesh, TMCnet Contributor

VUVU has unveiled a new streaming service that has the capacity to convert HDTV’s into movie on-demand stores.
VUDU is a provider of digital technologies and services that deliver on-demand Internet entertainment to consumers' HDTVs.
Smart TV delivers television programs to households via broadband connection and requires a subscription, a set-top box, and offers key advantages over existing cable TV and VUDU views Smart TVs as a part of an exciting trend and it is partnering with major consumer electronics providers to embed the new VUDU service directly into the TV, eliminating the expense and hassle of purchasing, installing, or connecting another device to the TV.
The first participating consumer electronics company will be LG. The functionality of the Vudu BX100 set-top box will be embedded into LG Netcast models, giving access to Vudu's library of more than 14,000 movies and TV shows. This includes access to more than 2,000 on-demand, 1080p high-definition movies with Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 surround sound.
The VUDU video services’ second generation service platform which is specifically designed for internet capable smart TVs is supposed to narrow the gap between watching movies on TV and watching movies on computer screens.
VUDU has claimed that it’s widely acknowledged excellence in video quality and user experience is likely to be a key driver for customer adoption of this next generation of smart devices in the living room.
VUDU has stated that TV manufacturers are finding it harder in offering new features that differentiate their product lines and if they embed VUDU service into their TVs and enable users to access net-delivered movies then they can boast of a better feature other than just internet widgets.
"With our second generation platform we are pushing the envelope even further by delivering for the first time features such as instant fast forward and rewind, instant start for all movie qualities including HDX, and an even faster and more refined user interface" said Alain Rossmann, CEO of VUDU.
VUDU had added more HD movies for its on-demand service and had partnered with Entone (News - Alert) for Web-based VOD services to Telco operators.

Nathesh is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Nathesh's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Tim Gray