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Hollywood’s UltraViolet to make its way to TVs

- Associated Press - Monday, January 9, 2012

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hollywood's online movie system, UltraViolet, is finally coming to the TV.

Flixster, a unit of Time Warner Inc.'s Warner Bros., said Monday that its app will be available later this year on Panasonic Corp. televisions and Blu-ray players that use its Viera Connect system of connecting to the Internet.

Flixster allows registered users to access movies they have bought using the new UltraViolet standard.

Starting last October, studios such as Warner Bros., Sony Corp. and Comcast Corp.'s Universal have been selling DVDs and Blu-ray discs on the standard that enable users to record their purchases online and play the movies back over multiple devices.

Monday's announcement represents the first time UltraViolet movie files will be playable on regular televisions without needing to put a disc in a physical player.

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