Vudu unveils its initial slate of original streaming shows for Walmart

Last week, Bloomberg reported that Walmart planned to enter the original streaming video market with its Vudu video streaming service next year, with a series of "understandable" original shows. Variety reports that the service has revealed its initial list of original programs, which will be published and will be free.

Vudu announced last October that he was resuscitating the 1983 film Mr. Mama for an original series, and announced some additional projects at a digital marketing event on Friday. Other programs include Friends in Strange Places a travel / comedy show (Queen Latifah is attached as executive producer), Albedo a science fiction series (starring Ant-Man and Wasp and LOST Evangeline Lilly), Turning Point with Randy Jackson a documentary series of interviews, Blue & # 39; s Clues & You a remake of The series for children (in conjunction with Nickelodeon), Adventure Force 5 a film about a band of technologically minded teenagers saving their city from aliens, and a weekly entertainment magazine with Variety called The first glimpse of Variety . The platform also says that it will be testing an interactive program later this year. The shows will premiere in 2019 and 2020.

These original shows will complement the already extensive digital catalog of Vudu films. Variety says the series will be free for viewers, and will be supported by the new "in-shoppable in-stream ads," which will allow users to buy items directly from the ad or get more information. via email.

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