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Vudu Adds Wikipedia Info Links For Movie Titles

11/24/2009 12:00:00 PM Eastern

Santa
Clara, Calif. - Vudu said through a blog on its Web site
Tuesday that the streaming and download movie/TV service has integrated Wikipedia information access into the Vudu
interface.

While
browsing for movie purchase or rental selections, Vudu users may select the
Wikipedia menu item on the page for any movie and find out what the world has
to say about it.

The
system will also enable navigating through all of the links on the Wikipedia
page from the TV screen, in the same manner as the PC experience.

Vudu
will automatically create links back into the Vudu service for any movie, actor
or director it knows about.

Users
may navigate from a movie to the Wikipedia article of an actor in that movie to
that actor's filmography on Vudu, the company said.

The
capability has been added to all Vudu customers, regardless of which device
model they use.

Vudu
said the Wikipedia is the latest addition to the service, which will continue
to expand over time