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Vudu looking to expand internationally?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 20 Apr 2012 13:41 User comments (3)

Vudu looking to expand internationally? The Walmart-owned streaming service Vudu is looking to expand internationally, claim sources.
If accurate, Mexico will be the first stop in the expansion, starting in June. The bigger deployment will head across Latin America and will eventually reach over 30 countries. Vudu plans to expand to Europe and Asia later in the year, as well.

Wal-Mart declined comment except to say: "We're always looking at ways to expand our offerings but we have nothing new to share at this time."

A Vudu expansion would compete directly with Netflix, which is in the middle of its own 45 country expansion. Wal-Mart, however, has some advantages given it has 5,000 stores across 26 countries. In Mexico and Latin America, especially, there have been stores since the early 90s.

Finally, Vudu will allegedly "allow consumers to make purchases off of pre-paid cards," giving it a huge advantage over Netflix, which can only accept credit cards. Credit cards are not as popular in South America and Europe as they are in the U.S.

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3 user comments

120.4.2012 20:48

Netflix also accepts debit cards which are pretty common in Mexico

220.4.2012 23:14

Vudu will allegedly "allow consumers to make purchases off of pre-paid cards

Is this from Walmart Gift Cards ? If not that's what they should allow as a form a payment.

322.4.2012 10:23

The advantage here is that they are giving this globally but provide locally in their area, and also gives more people a chance to try out their service, because frankly, not everybody has a debit card, especially in the third world countries so this would be a smart move on Walmart's part to do this.

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