Posts Tagged ‘redbox’
  • Movie Studios Looking to Screw Over Home Viewers Even Further
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    Posted November 3rd, 2010 at 2:29 pm 4 Comments
    Several movie studios have reached agreements with outlets, primarily Redbox and Netflix, to delay the renting of movies for four weeks from their official release date on DVD and Blu-ray. That has been going on since the beginning of the year. Warner Bros was the first followed by Paramount, Universal, and Fox. There was some hope though when Paramount backed off and decided to drop that delay period and Sony has not taken up that idea at all given that studies have shown they do nothing to i...
  • Redbox Looking to Add Streaming Service
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    Posted October 30th, 2010 at 5:03 pm No Comments
    An increasingly significant driver of subscriptions to Netflix comes due to the company's streaming of a large library of movie and television content. A study recently came out and said as much as 20% of the traffic on the internet at any given time is taken up by Netflix streaming. That is pretty astonishing to consider and quite surprising. Redbox, with their over 25K kiosks strategically placed all across the US, have been a huge success as well and continues to show growth. The two com...
  • Redbox Rolling Out Blu-ray Rentals
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    Posted July 30th, 2010 at 10:44 am 2 Comments
    Good news for anyone that frequents the Redbox movie rental machines. For a while now the company has planned to offer Blu-ray discs along with the DVDs and now that time has arrived. Blu-ray discs are now being stocked in over 13,000 of the kiosks nationwide. The plan is for all (over 23,000) machines to have them by fall. Blu-ray discs will go for $1.50 a night compared to DVDs which are $1 a night....
  • Paramount No Longer Delaying Movies for Rental from Redbox
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    Posted June 22nd, 2010 at 7:48 am No Comments
    I've written on numerous occasions about the DVD rental delay period that Hollywood planned to institute as a means to try and increase DVD sales. From all the way back when it was just an idea I never understood the logic that people would buy a DVD they wouldn't have otherwise just to avoid waiting a month to rent it. Back in early January is when Netflix and Redbox began with delays that were essentially being forced on them in order to survive. It now appears that at least one studio ha...
  • Redbox Joins To Delay DVD Releases
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    Posted February 17th, 2010 at 1:31 pm 4 Comments
    I've written on multiple occasions about how the movie studios are making an effort to increase DVD sales with their latest idea being a sales only period before the movies are offered for rental. Warner Brothers was the first to strike a deal with Netflix for a 28 day delay period. Redbox has been seen as a rebel given their disregard for what the studios wanted. This unfortunately has left them on the outside looking in, with Redbox employees having to purchase DVDs at retail stores for f...
  • The Delayed DVD Rental Period Has Arrived
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    Posted January 6th, 2010 at 12:51 pm 12 Comments
    Not long ago I wrote about a proposal that was being considered where DVDs would release "for sale only" for a period of time before they would become available for rental. The first step in this becoming the norm arrived today and is expected to represent just the start of things to come. Netflix has announced an agreement with Warner Brothers that will have them holding back their releases for 28 days before making them available to subscribers. In exchange WB will be providing increased ...