VUDU Soars to Over 1,100 HD Titles, Offering Viewers Largest HD Library in Existence
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- VUDU announced today the availability of more than 1,100 HD titles for instant, on-demand viewing, giving the VUDU owners access to the largest library of HD content in existence. VUDU also pledged to continue to aggressively expand this HD library further in the coming weeks. The combination of this massive HD library, which spans mainstream new releases to independent titles and classics, with VUDU's two high quality HD formats, instant-start HD and the superior HDX format, make VUDU the most convenient and exciting choice for consumers who love HD content.
To achieve this milestone, the company added on average over 150 HD titles per week in October alone. Every week, VUDU delivers directly to the home of its subscribers the latest HD releases from all of Hollywood's major studios and a select group of the most recognized independent film studios. This vast and growing HD collection is part of the total VUDU library of more than 10,000 titles.
"We're certainly proud to offer the largest HD library on the planet, but the motivation to accomplish this really sprang from our customers, retail partners and home theater installation professionals, all of whom were asking for more HD content," said Edward Lichty, Executive Vice President of Content at VUDU. "And this is only the beginning of our effort. We plan to maintain a leadership position in offering the best picture quality experience and the deepest library anywhere when it comes to HD."
Every HD movie offered on VUDU plays instantly on the TV, no waiting for downloads or buffering streaming content for users with Internet bandwidth of 4Mbps or more.
VUDU is the only service to offer both instant-start HD and HDX, the highest quality on-demand format available anywhere on cable, satellite, broadcast, or the Internet. Designed to deliver an optimized cinematic experience to owners of 40-inch and larger HDTV's and projectors, HDX with VUDU's TruFilm technology features a virtually artifact free 1080p picture and immersive, high definition sound.
VUDU is a leading provider of digital technologies and services that deliver Internet entertainment to consumers' HDTVs and Home Theaters. VUDU's first product, the VBX100, is a 1080p Internet Movie Player designed to deliver over 10,000 on-demand movies and TV shows directly to HDTVs. The VBX100 supports native HD movies and automatically upscale standard resolution movies. Thus, all movies are displayed in 1080p resolution at 24 frames per second, the cinematic gold standard.
Through relationships with every major US movie studio and more than 38 independent studios and distributors, VUDU offers a vast array of on-demand choices at the highest quality. The VUDU collection is constantly updated, and newly released movies from major studios are available on the same day as the DVD is released. Consumers can finally watch great movies without the hassles associated with traditional services -- no driving, no mailing, and no monthly fee. For more information, visit http://www.vudu.com/.
Posted by Shane Sturgeon, November 10, 2008 12:48 PM
About Shane SturgeonShane Sturgeon is the Co-Publisher and Chief Technologist of HDTV Magazine, an industry publication with HDTV roots going back to 1984, when Dale Cripps founded The HDTV Newsletter. Today, HDTV Magazine is a leading online resource for HDTV news and information and captures the eyes and imaginations of over 3 million visitors annually. Mr. Sturgeon has a background in information technology and has served in various consulting capacities for Fortune 500 companies such as J.P. Morgan Chase, Verizon Communications, Proctor & Gamble and Nationwide Insurance. He has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Wright State University.