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DISNEY MAY BECOME MEMBER OF 28-DAY-DELAY CLUB

June 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Walt Disney Studios may be about to join other studios that withhold their movies from kiosk operators Redbox and Blockbuster Express for at least 28 days after they are released for sale. Home Media magazine observed on its website Tuesday that Disney has no formal contract with Redbox and may be experimenting with the 28-day […]

BLUE DVD KIOSKS WILL BE TURNING RED

February 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Redbox is taking over Blockbuster Express. In a surprise announcement on Monday, Coinstar, which operates the Redbox DVD kiosks, and NCR, which has operated the Blockbuster Express kiosks said that they will merge. Under the deal Redbox will pay NCR $100 million for its assets in company. For the time being, the Blockbuster Express logo […]

BLOCKBUSTER EXPRESS UNVEILS NEW RENTAL FEES

November 4, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Blockbuster Express, the kiosk operator owned by NCR Corp., not the DISH satellite company, which owns the brick-and-mortar stores, will inaugurate a new pricing structure for movie rentals beginning Nov. 8. Users will have to pay $3.00 for the first night during the first 28 days after a movie’s release. From the 29th day until […]

DVD WINDOW HURTING KIOSK OPERATOR REDBOX

February 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The deal between kiosk operator Redbox and several studios that prevents Redbox from renting DVDs until 28 days after they hit retail shelves was being blamed for lower-than-expected earnings for Redbox parent Coinstar. While on Thursday Coinstar reported fourth-quarter income from DVD sales of $11.7 million — up from $3.4 million for the year-ago quarter […]

BAD YEAR FOR DVD SALES, ANALYSTS SAY

January 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Sales of DVDs and Blu-ray discs, which already were down 13 percent in 2010, are likely to take a steeper dive in 2011, according to analysts interviewed by the Los Angeles Times. Current economic conditions are the root cause of the decline, the analysts say, as well as the ease with which consumers can now […]

BLOCKBUSTER EXPRESS EXPANDS SALES OF DVD’S

October 26, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Further demonstrating its independence from the rental company with which it shares its name, NCR’s Blockbuster Express said Monday that it plans to expand the ability of its kiosks to sell movies to customers as well as rent them. It said that it is also negotiating deals with studios that will allow it to rent […]

NCR: KIOSKS NOT PART OF BLOCKBUSTER BANKRUPTCY

September 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The kiosks may be blue and be plastered with the familiar Blockbuster logo, but NCR, which makes and installs the kiosks, assured its customers that it owns all of them and that Blockbuster’s decision to seek bankruptcy protection has no effect on their operations. In an email to customers made public on Monday by Home […]

JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR PRESCRIBED? REDBOX AT CVS

August 6, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Representing a significant expansion, Coinstar’s Redbox said on Thursday that it has signed a deal witH CVS to install more than 6,000 of its DVD/Blu-ray Disc rental kiosks at the pharmacy retail outlets by the end of 2011. Redbox currently counts 23,000 locations. Coinstar has been engaged in a bruising battle with NCR Corp., which […]