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Vudu goes hi-def

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 15 Nov 2007 18:01 User comments (3)

Vudu goes hi-def Vudu, a video download service that uses a combination of P2P software and a proprietary settop box, announced that hi-def movies are going to be available soon. According to a company representative, this will make Vudu one of only two services (Xbox Live is the other) to make major studio releases available in hi-def via download.
"We're pleased to expand our partnership with Vudu to include digital distribution of our films in [high-def]," said Thomas Lesinski, president of Paramount Pictures Digital Entertainment. "Vudu is rewriting the rules with its superb user interface and ease of use. Consumers will find watching our movies in [high-def] on Vudu to be a great experience."

Besides its content, which currently includes more than 5,000 titles from both major and indpendent studios, Vudu is notable for the way files are distributed. Unlike a traditional client/server system where all files would be downloaded from a central server operated by the provider, Vudu uses P2P technology to distribute files that are rented or purchased from their site.

Lionsgate president and chief operating officer Steve Beeks called the partnership with Vudu "another opportunity to monetize our content in the digital marketplace of the future."

"Our decision to be among the first studios joining with Vudu to offer VOD titles in high-definition reflects Lionsgate's commitment to remain at the cutting edge of new entertainment technologies for content creation and distribution," he said.

Source: Video Business

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3 user comments

15.12.2007 15:53

Just another way to keep going in the already competitive VOD market.

29.12.2007 9:29

hey what ever happen to your super sweet sig borhan9, i miss it

Vudu goes hi-def

sooner or later it was bond to happen, glade it happened to vudu though

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 09 Dec 2007 @ 9:33

39.12.2007 16:31

My sig is there its just that i dont get a time to post in the forums i am soo busy i really dont get as chance to even read all the articles like i used to in one day i just am like half a month behind in my reading.

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