Monday, February 23, 2009

VUDU Expands its Rental Model by Selling Movies in HD

VUDU has begun to sell high definition movies via download to own on its 1080p Internet Movie Player. Until now consumers have been restricted to renting HD movies from on- demand services, including VUDU's library of over 1,400 HD movies. VUDU has unveiled a collection of over 50 HD movies from top independent studios that are available for both rental and download to own. High definition titles purchased from VUDU can be stored on the consumer's VUDU box or in the VUDU Vault, a free online storage option for movies and TV shows that enables consumers to free up disk space while still retaining access to all their purchased titles. Movies are priced between $13.99 and $23.99.

VUDU's library of more than 14,000 movies and TV episodes, including more than 1,400 HD films, is updated weekly with new releases and library titles.