Universal Offers HD Movie For Download On Vudu At The Same Time As DVD

Universal Pictures is testing the sale of downloadable HD versions of a movie the same day the DVD is released — digital movies to TV service Vudu will offer a HD version of The Bourne Ultimatum on Tuesday, the same day as the DVD comes out reports AP. Vudu normally has movies for rent ($1-$5), as well as purchase, but in this case the movie can only be bought for $24.99. Movie studios normally stagger the release of movies on different formats, but are slowly coming around to the idea of offering content in the formats their customers want to buy it in. Vudu has also signed deals to distribute HD content from Paramount Pictures and Lionsgate Entertainment Corp.


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