SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 4 — VUDU, Inc., a leading provider of digital on-demand entertainment products and services, today announced that the VUDU service is the first to offer titles from Buena Vista Home Entertainment for download-to-own in high definition. Beginning today, VUDU users can select from a collection of over 60 titles featuring recent hits, such as Doubt and High School Musical 3, as well as past favorites, such as No Country for Old Men, The Sixth Sense and National Treasure. The selection of movies available to own in HD on VUDU will continue to expand as new titles are made available.
Movies offered in this collection will be available for purchase in both instant HD and VUDU’s industry-leading HDX format. HDX is the highest quality on-demand format available anywhere on cable, satellite, broadcast, or the Internet. The expansion of VUDU’s high definition download-to-own offering to include Buena Vista Home Entertainment is another first for the company that continues to lead the industry in high definition by offering the largest library of HD feature films and the highest AV quality available from any on-demand service.
“Buena Vista Home Entertainment is showing its continuing leadership in the creative community by embracing digital delivery and ownership of HD,” said Edward Lichty, Executive Vice President at VUDU. “Our customers have shown a strong interest in buying HD films. We are pleased to expand our HD ownership options by adding these top-quality films to our collection and offering them for both HD and HDX viewing to our users.”
“Consumers are expanding the way that they acquire and watch films and Buena Vista Home Entertainment wants to support this growing medium of digital delivery,” said Lori Macpherson, GM North America, Buena Vista Home Entertainment. “We are pleased to work with VUDU as a distributor of our HD films for digital purchase.”
VUDU plans to offer every HD release from Buena Vista Home Entertainment for purchase as those titles are added to the service, day and date with DVD release. All current films and subsequent additions to this HD collection from Buena Vista Home Entertainment’s catalog will be available to purchase in instant HD and VUDU’s industry-leading HDX format. High definition titles purchased from VUDU can be stored on the consumer’s VUDU box.