Vudu Among Six New EMA Members
ARTICLE BY: JOHN LATCHEM
Walmart’s Vudu streaming service has joined the Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA), along with other new members ANG Digital, City National Bank, Cognizant, Gravitas Ventures and MarkMonitor, according to an April 11 announcement from the trade group.
ANG Digital (www.angdigital.com) helps media and entertainment companies navigate the digital and mobile shift by easing transitions from legacy systems to newer platforms. Customers can use ANG’s proprietary Generat.IO platform to conform to industry standards for Avails, and unlock consumer value by simplifying workflow for digital extras.
With $45.1 billion in assets, City National Bank provides banking, investment and trust services through 72 offices, including 16 full-service regional centers, in Southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area, Nevada, New York City, Nashville and Atlanta. In addition, the company and its investment affiliates manage or administer $55.5 billion in client investment assets. City National has provided financial services to the entertainment industry for more than 60 years.
Cognizant (www.cognizant.com) uses an industry-based consultative approach to help clients envision, build and run more-innovative and efficient businesses.
Gravitas Ventures (www.gravitasventures.com) is a leading all-rights distributor of independent cinema. Founded in 2006, Gravitas connects independent filmmakers and producers with distribution opportunities across the globe. Working with more than 500 content partners, Gravitas Ventures has distributed thousands of films into more than 100 million homes. Recent releases include Katie Holmes’ feature directorial debut, All We Had, and For the Love of Spock, directed by Adam Nimoy, son of “Star Trek” icon Leonard Nimoy.
MarkMonitor (markmonitor.com) provides advanced technology and expertise to protect the revenue and reputations of the world’s leading brands.
Vudu (www.vudu.com) offers more than 100,000 film and TV titles for streaming or download, including 4K Ultra HD, Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos Cinema Sound.