From a content perspective, television has been growing with TV episodes accounting for 3,500 of the 12,000 UV-enabled titles - a little over a quarter of the total catalogue.
UltraViolet was picked up by more retailers in 2013 with BestBuy's CinemaNow, Target's Target Ticket, Australia's JB Hi Fi and Canadians theater operator Cineplex Entertainment now offering UV. Thirteen service providers now offer UV services.
Geographically, UV has also expanded and is now offered in Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg are all expected to launch their service in Q1 2014.
We continue to believe that there are opportunities for UV both in the US and internationally as more service providers get on board, particularly the major online service providers (e.g. Amazon, Microsoft, Google) and pay TV operators. The latter category is especially interesting as it creates the opportunity for consumers to access their UV libraries as part of their pay TV service. However, in many regions this presents a number of deployment challenges as, for example, much of the cable infrastructure in the US would need to be upgraded to fulfill the true potential of a UV / pay TV integration.