Vudu, the digital movie and TV rental unit of Walmart, is being acquired by NBCUniversal’s Fandango division. The news was confirmed in a blog post on Vudu’s website. Comcast and NBCU had been reported to be in talks earlier this year to acquire Vudu, a deal that gives the company another streaming outlet as it integrates Xumo and also rolls out Peacock, which just went live for Comcast subscribers.
Fandango announced Wednesday morning that it’s launching its first-ever VOD service FandangoNOW on March 30. Earlier this year, Fandango acquired the M-GO digital video distribution platform and will re-brand that as FandangoNOW. The new service will launch across the Web, iOS, Android and Roku devices as well as on Smart TVs from Samsung, LG and Vizio.