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Walmart bought Vudu for $100 million in 2010, according to the report. Financial terms of a possible NBCU purchase of the service weren’t reported.
NBCU is preparing to launch its new streaming service, Peacock, which will be priced at $4.99 per month or $9.99 per month without ads.
Vudu’s service would complement Peacock and NBCU’s movie ticket and rental business, Fandango Media, people familiar with the talks told the Journal. Vudu’s movie-rental business is reportedly seven times the size of Fandango’s by revenue.
Walmart was reported to be shopping Vudu around last fall.