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STUDIOS MAY EXTEND KIOSK EMBARGO TO 60 DAYS

October 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Small, independent DVD kiosk operators are expecting that the major studios will extend the embargo on rentals by Redbox and Blockbuster express from 28 days to 60 — and that they’ll benefit from the move. According to Home Media Magazine, the operators of the kiosks — normally installed in locations that Redbox and Blockbuster regard as too small to bother with — plan to offer movies on the day they are available at retail outlets — simply by buying them from discount retailers like Wal-Mart and Target. Dan Kearney, who operates two kiosks in Milford, CT, told the trade publication that new releases represent 99 percent of his business. “If I don’t have a new movie in the kiosk right away, I’ll get emails from customers wanting it right away.”