Vdio Launches In Beta With Shows From CBS, AMC, BBC America, Etc.

Vdio, the new video service from Skype co-founder Janus Friis, has launched in private beta, apparently touting program deals with Disney, Fox, Sony Pictures, Universal Pictures, AMC, BBC America, Lionsgate, Paramount, CBS and DreamWorks Pictures.  Janko Roettgers writes that contrary to initial reports a year ago, Vdio now doesn’t plan to compete with Netflix but rather with iTunes and Vudu.  And it will launch in the U.S., at the same time as in the U.K.  TV shows available on the service include “Breaking Bad,”  “Family Guy” and “Doctor Who.”



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