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What is Ultraviolet?

By May. 7, 2013


M-Go offers on-demand and UltraViolet on TVs, tablets

M-Go is a new competitor to Amazon and Vudu that offers on-demand TV and movie streaming to tablets and compatible televisions.

By Jan. 17, 2013


Hollywood tries again to shine light on UltraViolet

The film studios' initiative to seed the cloud with movies hasn't caught on yet with consumers. So the push is on to tweak the offering and generate some demand.

By Oct. 8, 2012


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 Jan. 10, 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 Sep. 21, 2011


UltraViolet: DRM by any other name still stinks

First major outing of Hollywood's UltraViolet digital streaming effort shows the scheme for what it really is: DRM all over again, and a way to make you pay for content over and over, too.

By Mar. 16, 2012


Is UltraViolet on track with effort to seed cloud?

Managers say the company will launch sometime this summer, but no major licensees have been announced, and the HBO-window issue remains unsettled. Is UV getting the industry support it needs?

By Jun. 29, 2011


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 Jan. 11, 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 Jan. 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 Jan. 9, 2012