Paramount Home Media and Redbox announced a deal that brings new Blu-ray Discs and DVDs to Redbox kiosks the same day they are released in stores. Typically, the window for renting new titles from Redbox has been 28 days.
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Redbox and Warner Bros. have announced an agreement that extends the 28-day window on Blu-ray Discs and DVDs. This effectively gives Redbox customers the opportunity to rent movies distributed by Warner Bros. less than 30 days after being released to …
Today we learned Redbox DVD and Blu-ray Disc rental fees will increase by at least 25% starting December 2. That means DVD rentals will go up to $1.50 per night (from $1.20), and Blu-ray rentals will soon be $2 per …
Only nineteen months after initially launching the Redbox Instant by Verizon online streaming video service will officially shut down on October 7 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time. The joint venture between Verizon and kiosk movie rental company Redbox had aspirations …
Redbox Instant by Verizon launched to the public back in March, providing both rented and subscription-based streaming of movies much like Netflix and Amazon Instant Video. In a marketing move you might call “unexpected,” Redbox is offering free streaming of Peter …
Redbox Instant Video recently opened to the public in beta mode, so we’d thought we try out the streaming service and see how it compares with Netflix and Amazon Instant Video. You probably already know about Redbox, the company (owned by Coinstar) that has successfully placed about 40,000 disc rental kiosks throughout the US. In Feb. 2012, Coinstar and Verizon announced a joint venture that would provide streaming and downloadable titles to subscribers. Officially called Redbox Instant by Verizon, the venture started testing the service by invitation-only last summer.
Look out Netflix. Xbox 360 owners will soon be able to stream video from Redbox Instant by Verizon. Existing Redbox customers will be getting an email within the “coming days” with a unique code to download the app. What day …
Seems like only yesterday when Warner Bros. decided to impose a 56-day rental delay on their newest releases, in the hopes that it would increase VOD sales, by way of the studio-favored Ultraviolet licensing system, and support stronger retail sales of DVDs and, more importantly, Blu-ray discs. Suddenly, they’re making nice with Redbox and the kiosk service will now get Warner titles only 28-days after the sales date.
Redbox may be predicting the future of physical media is uncertain or even doomed. The company, which became famous for $1 DVD rentals at kiosks across the country, is now engaged in a venture partnership with Verizon to creating a streaming product. According to an article by Multichannel News, the product is now in testing phases and accessible by invitation only.
Sometime this year Verizon and Coinstar (Redbox) will partner to offer customers additional options when they rent videos. Although details such as pricing were not provided, the partnership would allow customers to pay one fee to access movies on several platforms — including physical and digital. The LLC (in which Verizon will own 65% and Redbox 35%), will leverage on Redbox’s 35,000 kiosks and Verizon’s online video-on-demand services. How much will Verizon and Redbox charge? You might expect Redbox to continue to offer their $1.20 per night fee, with an option to upgrade to a multi-platform rental. After all, there are still movie viewers out there who just want to pop in a disc. It will also be interesting to see if the nightly rental time period applies to the digital format as well. I mean, how many ways can you watch a movie in one night anyway? Click the link below to view the full Press Release.
Redbox has decided not to renew an agreement with Warner Brothers which allowed them to acquire movies directly the studio, instead they will purchase titles “through alternative means” — meaning, retail. This might not turn out all bad though for customers,
Redbox is now offering gift rentals via Facebook, allowing you to purchase a 5 or 10-pack of rentals for $5 or $10 respectively (a discount of .20 for each rental). The Redbox Gifts link will be posted to the recipients wall, which they can then print out or view from a smartphone.
28 Days Later was a scary movie, sure, but 28 days later is an even scarier reality for Blockbuster. Starting tomorrow, that’s the amount of time that Warner Home Video will be delaying new releases to Blockbuster and other video stores. Home Media Magazine reports an agreement between the two sides giving Blockbuster access to new films, a full month before Redbox and Netflix, has expired.
After a couple years of testing video game rentals at select kiosks, and expanding to several thousand kiosks last fall, Redbox has now expanded the service to 21,000 kiosks nationwide. Video games will cost $2 a day, which is slightly more than movie discs at $1 for DVDs and $1.50 for Blu-ray Discs.
Redbox will officially launch video game rentals in over 21,000 of its kiosk locations nationwide starting June 17, 2011. Video games will cost $2 a day which is slightly more than movie discs (Redbox charges $1 for DVDs and $1.50 for Blu-ray Discs). Gaming consoles supported include the big three: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii.
After testing video game rentals for $2 a night in select markets, Redbox has announced it will start offering the service at thousands of kiosks nationwide. The company started testing game rentals about a year and a half ago.
You can now find the nearest Redbox kiosk by text messaging “redbox” to the number 50101. You’ll then get a response asking for your zip code. Once you reply back you’ll get another message with the nearest Redbox location. To get another location, just reply back with the word “next” in your message.
Netflix subscribers reached 15 million by the end of June this year, an increase of 4.5 million from the same time last year. A large percentage of those subscribers, 61%, had tried streaming movies and TV shows to their computer, internet-connected Blu-ray player or TV. Recently, Netflix apps were added to Apple iPad and iPhone devices making viewing movies even more mobile. Now, other companies want a piece of the action.