NBCUniversal already has huge things in the deal with its upcoming streaming service Peacock Those streaming ambitions might be growing as NBCUniversal reportedly sizes up Walmart’s free streaming service and film rental website Vudu for purchase.
We know by means of sources speaking to Variety that NBCUniversal is currently in talks to buy Vudu. It’s thought NBCUniversal would scoop up Vudu and combine it with Fandango Now, the online video deal website that is part of the Fandango ticket service as well as another part of the NBCUniversal portfolio. Even if a combining of these 2 platforms did happen, it’s similarly unclear if NBCUniversal would ever consider integrating the Vudu-Fandango Now hybrid into the Peacock streaming service or keep them as different entities.
” I can share that we have actually built Vudu into an exceptionally strong business, with an installed base of more than 100 million devices across America. We’re continuously having conversations with partners but we do not share information of those conversations.”
Walmart has actually been going shopping around Vudu for purchase given that the fall, per a report from The Information back in October2019 Under Walmart’s ownership, Vudu expanded and added a totally free, ad-supported streaming library to its services in2016
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