VUDU Adds 3D Movies to its Service
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Online VOD service VUDU is set to lead efforts in streaming 3D content to consumers by making 3D studio movies available on its service. Movies set to be available for the launch include Disney’s Meet the Robinsons, Bolt and Chicken Little.
VUDU GM Edward Lichty said:
“We see 3D as the next step, and we are excited to make content available to a host of 3D enabled devices this year.” He also added: “In 2011, expect the majority of 3D titles available in theaters to be available in the home.”
Lichty also said that he generally expects the VUDU titles to be available the same day as the 3D Blu-ray releases. The movies will be available to stream from certain 3D-capable HDTV’s and Blu-ray Disc players from manufactures like Funai (Magnavox and Sylvania), LG, Mitsubishi, Philips, Samsung, Toshiba and Vizio, as well as to the PlayStation3 and Boxee. The content will be available on a VUDU 3D enabled device, at 480p (SD), 720p and 1080p resolutions, with a connection speed between 4½-9 Mbps being suggested.
Rob Enderle, principal analyst for Enderle Group, said in a statement released by VUDU:
“The biggest obstacle for the 3D market in the home in the past was the lack of 3D content, where buyers just weren’t interested in a feature they couldn’t use. VUDU delivering 3D streaming content directly addresses this challenge.”
VUDU is a wholly owned subsidiary of Walmart Stores.
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