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UltraViolet: Everything you need to know about the iTunes video alternative

You've seen the little "UV" logo on DVD and Blu-ray packages, but what is UltraViolet and how does it work? We're here to answer those questions.

By June 30, 2015


Amazon casts flattering light on UltraViolet

UltraViolet, the digital-locker effort supported by most of the major film studios, chalks up a big day at CES by announcing deals with Amazon and Samsung. Questions still linger about why UV has appeared to struggle to attract movie distributors.

By January 10, 2012


Netflix bows out of studios' UltraViolet group

CES is expected to be a big event for the UltraViolet film platform, which some say is the successor to the DVD. Despite the apparent significance, Netflix has chosen not to participate.

By January 9, 2012


Samsung helps UltraViolet boost hardware profile

Samsung is enabling owners of its Smart Blu-ray players to transfer their existing movie collections to the cloud just by loading a film disc into the player. Will consumers agree to pay a "nominal fee" for the privilege?

By January 10, 2012


Amazon to distribute UltraViolet films for Warner Bros.

Amazon VP Bill Carr announced yesterday that the retailer has agreed to start offering movies on UltraViolet, but for some reason didn't reveal the studio.

By January 11, 2012


Wal-Mart close to signing with UltraViolet

Negotiations between the retailer and DECE, the consortium that created UltraViolet, have gone well enough that some at the studios and other DECE members believe a deal is in the offing.

By September 21, 2011


Netflix rises as studios' DVD money plunges

The studios' home-entertainment units see bleak holiday quarters at a time when Netflix is seeing big growth. What message are consumers sending Hollywood?

By February 4, 2011


Will Hollywood's 'UltraViolet' plan replace the DVD?

A group of film studios, consumer electronics companies, software makers, and ISPs say they are offering consumers an easier way to store, view, and access content. Critics say it's PlaysForSure all over again.

By January 5, 2011


Silverlight 5 to bring media boost, windowed apps

Microsoft's next iteration of Silverlight brings with it some big improvements to media handling and power efficiency. It also promises to make it easier, and faster to build apps.

By December 2, 2010


Apple trying to store your video in the cloud

The iPad maker is talking with major film studios about a streaming-media service that you could access from its tablet and other Net-connected devices.

By March 2, 2010