FANDANGO UNITES ITS TWO POPULAR STREAMING SERVICES ON VUDU, CREATING THE ULTIMATE ON-DEMAND ENTERTAINMENT PLATFORM – NEW SERVICE WILL BECOME THE OFFICIAL MOVIE AND TV STORE ON ROKU

The New Vudu Will Offer More Than 200,000 New Release and Catalog Titles to Rent or Buy Including “F9: The Fast Saga,” “A Quiet Place Part II,” “Peter Rabbit 2,” Pixar’s “Luca” and Thousands of Titles to Watch for Free

LOS ANGELES (AUGUST 3, 2021) – Fandango, the ultimate digital network for all things entertainment, announced today that it is uniting its two popular movie and TV streaming services, Vudu and FandangoNOW, creating a bigger, better on-demand entertainment platform on Vudu. Starting today, the newly updated Vudu will replace FandangoNOW as the official movie and TV store on Roku®, the No. 1 TV streaming platform in the U.S[1].  Vudu uses Roku Pay, a fast and simple way to pay on Roku streaming devices. 

The new Vudu service will offer more than 200,000 new release and catalog movies and TV shows to rent or buy, including the largest collection of 4K UHD titles and thousands of titles to watch for free – all with no subscription required. Top new releases available on Vudu include “F9: The Fast Saga,” Pixar’s “Luca,” “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It,” “Peter Rabbit 2,” “The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard,” “A Quiet Place Part II,” Disney’s “Cruella,” “Godzilla vs. Kong,” “In the Heights” and more. Arriving next Tuesday on Vudu is Marvel Studios’ “Black Widow.”

Vudu, which was acquired by Fandango in 2020, is available in more than 75 million U.S. TV-connected device households, according to The NPD Group*. Vudu has more than 60 million registered users and serves millions of consumers daily across Smart TVs, connected devices, mobile and online. “At Fandango, we’ve been building a digital network that super-serves tens of millions of fans across the entire entertainment lifecycle, from movie and TV discovery with Rotten Tomatoes, to our three theatrical ticketing apps and now an even larger scale Vudu on-demand streaming destination,” said Fandango President Paul Yanover. “During a time where consumers have a myriad of viewing options, we’re proud to deliver a service that presents an unparalleled library of content, many titles that are not available on subscription services, and the flexibility to pay as you go.”

“Consumer excitement for premium video on-demand has grown significantly as users turn to streaming to access the latest movies and TV show releases,” said Tedd Cittadine, Vice President, Content Partnerships, Roku. “We’re thrilled to continue our long-standing partnership with Fandango as we build a future where all TV will be streamed by creating a seamless experience for users to discover and enjoy premium video on-demand releases.”

Vudu delivers multiple 4K Ultra HD audio-visual experiences, including premium formats such as Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision and is available on the industry’s widest selection of platforms and devices such as Samsung, LG and Vizio Smart TVs, the Roku platform, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Xfinity X1 and Xfinity Flex, PlayStation, Xbox, TiVo and more. Other benefits include personalized deals with Mix & Match bundles; family-friendly features like Kids Mode; and everything consumers need to manage their digital collections, such as list-building and easy ways to transfer physical discs to digital.

Today’s launch furthers Fandango’s mission to usher fans to premium entertainment experiences when and where they want them – in theaters on the big screen, at home and on the go. By bringing its two services together on Vudu, Fandango will be able to rapidly innovate and make bolder, faster enhancements to benefit consumers and partners, especially important during an ever-changing media landscape. Vudu’s size, reach and breadth of content, paired with Fandango’s scale in theatrical ticketing, will provide even more opportunities for studios, brands and marketers to reach a massive high value entertainment audience.

Starting today, FandangoNOW customers can transfer their accounts and movie and TV collections to Vudu. Access to their libraries will thereafter be provided through Vudu. The Movie Store and TV Store on Roku devices will automatically update from FandangoNOW to the new Vudu.

About Fandango

Fandango is the ultimate digital network for all things movies and TV, serving more than 60 million unique visitors per month, according to comScore, with best-in-class movie and TV information, movie ticketing, trailers and original video, and home entertainment. Its portfolio features leading online ticketers Fandango, MovieTickets.com and Flixster; world-renowned movie review site Rotten Tomatoes; premium on-demand streaming service Vudu; and Movieclips, the #1 movie trailers and movie-related content channel on YouTube. Fandango’s movie discovery and ticketing innovations can also be found on mobile, social, AI and voice platforms.  


*Source: The NPD Group, TV & Video App Availability Report, July 2021.

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[1] By hours streamed (Hypothesis Group, April 2021)

VUDU ON-DEMAND STREAMING SERVICE DEBUTS ON AMAZON FIRE TV

Vudu Offers More than 150,000 New Release and Catalog Movies and TV Shows, Including a Comprehensive Selection of 4K Titles

Vudu, a leading on-demand streaming service from Fandango, is now available on Amazon Fire TV Edition smart TVs and Fire TV streaming devices.

Starting today, tens of millions of Fire TV customers will be able to watch all the movies and TV shows that they have in their Vudu library. Fans can purchase or rent titles from Vudu (www.vudu.com) on a mobile device or computer and the title will appear instantly in their Vudu library on Fire TV for playback.

New to Vudu this month are the family-friendly “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run,” awards contenders like “Minari” and “The Mauritanian,” and recent seasons of TV series like “The Flash,” “The Walking Dead” and “Young Rock.” The service offers more than 150,000 new release and catalog movies and TV shows, many of which are not available on subscription services, and an extensive library of content in 4K UHD.

Amazon Fire TV joins Vudu’s roster of new device launches, including Xfinity Flex and X1, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and S, and TiVo, along with Vudu’s extensive distribution on dozens of connected television devices and streaming platforms from Roku, LG, Sony and many others.

Amazon Fire TV devices are available for sale on Amazon.com and at select retailers starting at just $29.99. Stream Vudu’s vast catalog of 4K content on Fire TV Stick 4K, Fire TV Cube, or one of Fire TV Edition smart TV’s 4K models.

About Vudu
Vudu is a leading video-on-demand streaming service from Fandango offering over 150,000 titles to rent or buy, including the newest releases, and thousands of titles for free. Serving millions of entertainment fans daily, Vudu has created compelling video entertainment experiences, including the ability to create custom Lists from their movies & TV library, purchase exclusive Mix & Match bundles, access digital copies of their physical films, and much more. Consumers can watch the latest movies & TV shows anytime, anywhere, on their favorite smart TV, over-the-top (OTT) streaming player, Android and iOS device, game console, and Blu-ray player. Streaming or downloaded, Vudu delivers a premium experience with the latest digital video technology, including 4K Ultra High Definition, Dolby Vision, HDR, and Dolby Atmos Cinema Sound.

FANDANGO’S VUDU ON-DEMAND STREAMING SERVICE TO LAUNCH ON PLAYSTATION® 5

LOS ANGELES, CA (November 12, 2020) – Fandango announced today that it plans to make its transactional video-on-demand streaming service, Vudu, available on Sony Interactive Entertainment’s latest next-generation game console, PlayStation® 5 when it launches. With Vudu, fans will be able to enjoy over 150,000 of the latest movies and TV shows, including many of their favorites in 4K.   

As longtime fans know, PlayStation consoles are not just for playing games; they’re one of the most widely-used media hubs and a popular way to stream entertainment content at home. With Vudu on PS5™, fans can watch more movies and TV shows from the comfort of their home with no subscription required.

“Vudu is focused on delivering fans the latest new release and premium event titles, as well as our comprehensive catalog of movies and TV shows, and we’re thrilled to offer all of that content on PS5 at launch,” says Kevin Shepela, EVP, Chief Commercial Officer, Fandango. “It’s a great time for fans to find their favorites to stream on their consoles, as we head toward the holidays and our Thanksgiving week sales.”

New event movies coming to Vudu this month include “Come Away” (David Oyelowo, Angelina Jolie), “The New Mutants” (Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy), “The Personal History of David Copperfield” (Dev Patel), “Dreamland” (Margot Robbie), along with thousands of films and TV shows on sale during Thanksgiving week and which are not yet available on subscription services.

About Vudu

Vudu is a leading video-on-demand streaming service from Fandango offering over 150,000 titles to rent or buy, including the newest releases, and thousands of titles for free. Serving millions of entertainment fans daily, Vudu has created compelling video entertainment experiences, including the ability to create custom Lists from their movies & TV library, purchase Mix & Match bundles, access digital copies of their physical films, and much more. Consumers can watch the latest movies & TV shows anytime, anywhere, on their favorite smart TV, over-the-top (OTT) streaming player, Android and iOS device, game console, and Blu-ray player. Streaming or downloaded, Vudu delivers a premium experience with the latest digital video technology, including 4K Ultra High Definition, Dolby Vision, HDR, and Dolby Atmos Cinema Sound.