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Walmart’s bid for Vizio would make it a different kind of company

“That’s increasingly where the money is,” said Jennifer Kent, vice president of research at Parks Associates.

She said these days, a TV’s worth is tied to its streaming platform. Walmart’s private label brand Onn uses Roku, which Walmart does not own. Kent says acquiring Vizio’s Smartcast may help the big box retailer grow into another kind of company.

“The tech giants aren’t just making products. They’re very interested in having a relationship with you across many aspects of your life,” she said.

Jennifer Kent at Parks Associates says she could see Walmart strengthening its position by creating its own movies and shows. “Walmart Originals,” she said.

From the article, "Walmart’s bid for Vizio would make it a different kind of company" by Kristin Schwab

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