Wal-Mart Punches Movie Ticket

Spangler, Todd
March 2010
Multichannel News;3/1/2010, Vol. 31 Issue 9, p16
The article reports on the acquisition of the broadband video provider Vudu Inc. by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in the U.S. It is stated that the acquisition would put the retail giant into the market for delivering paid content over the Internet. According to Parks Associates analyst Kurt Scherf, as DVD sales decline, Vudu represents a bridge into digital content distribution. It also mentions the license agreements of Vudu with motion picture studios.


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