Walmart’s Vudu App Will Let You Convert DVDs to Digital Copies — But There’s a Catch

The new Vudu Mobile Disc-to-Digital feature allows customers to scan the UPC bar code on a DVD or Blu-ray case using the service’s app, then pay to gain access the movie on Vudu’s streaming service.

Source: Walmart’s Vudu Mobile App Will Let You Scan DVDs to Convert Them to Digital Copies — But There’s a Catch | Variety

Appeals Court Rules TV Streamers Don’t Get Compulsory License to Broadcast Networks 

On Tuesday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a seismic victory in favor of streaming company FilmOn, handing significant relief to broadcasters like CBS, Fox, NBC and ABC who were aghast by a federal judge’s decision in July 2015 that streamers could be deemed to be a “cable system” eligible for a compulsory license under the Copyright Act.

Source: Appeals Court Rules TV Streamers Don’t Get Compulsory License to Broadcast Networks | Hollywood Reporter

Hulu promises personalization ‘unlike anything you’ve ever seen before’ 

Speaking on stage this week at Beet Retreat, Keller said the OTT service would leverage its Video Genome purchase (a company it acquired in late 2016) to “reimagine” its video recommendation service.

Source: Hulu promises personalization ‘unlike anything you’ve ever seen before’ for both viewers and advertisers with Live TV launch | The Drum