Tuesday, August 20, 2019

NETFLIX RETURNING TO ITS DVD-BY-MAIL ROOTS?

July 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Netflix, which has relegated its DVD/Blu-ray disc-by-mail service to an unloved-stepchild status and has focused on its streaming service, may be rethinking its approach, analysts have noted. The company apparently now feels threatened by the joint venture about to be launched between Redbox and Verizon that will combine Redbox’s kiosk operations with Verizon’s digital distribution. […]

MOVIE RENTERS SHY AWAY FROM BLOCKBUSTER

April 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Only 13 percent of consumers will rent a movie from a brick-and-mortar video store such as Blockbuster this year as rentals at kiosks and online streaming soar, according to a study by Toronto-based Convergence Consulting Group and reported by Home Media magazine on its website. Streaming video-on-demand from companies such as Netflix, Hulu Plus and […]

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 […]

SALES OF VIDEOS DROP 19 PERCENT

May 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Sales of DVDs and Blu-ray discs continued their nosedive in the first quarter as many collectors continued to opt instead for cheap rentals or online streaming. The industry trade group Digital Entertainment Group (DEG) reported that sales fell a whopping 19 percent during the quarter from the same period a year ago. The decline was […]

FILL ‘ER UP WITH GAS — AND A FILM

April 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

If there’s anything left in your bank account after filling up for gas at an Arco station in Central and Southern California, you might want to pop into the AM/PM convenience store in the rear of the station to rent a movie at one of their new kiosks. Home Media magazine is reporting that the […]

KIOSKS REPLACING VIDEO STORES

February 17, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

For the first time, more people rented videos from kiosks during the third quarter of last year than they did from video rental stores, according to researchers NPD Group. According to its VideoWatch study, the share of rentals from kiosks rose 10 percent from the same quarter a year ago while rentals from video stores […]

KIOSK RENTALS LIKELY TO ROCKET IN 2011

November 9, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Kiosk operators Redbox and Blockbuster Express are likely to see their revenue soar as a result of increased Blu-ray Disc rentals, which command a 50-percent premium, according to Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter. As reported by Home Media magazine, Pachter, in a note to clients, forecasts that Blu-ray rentals will boost Redbox’s revenue by 25 […]

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 […]

REDBOX RENTS ITS ONE-BILLIONTH DISC

September 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Someone in Tampa, FL on Sunday rented a copy of Clash of the Titans, the one billionth DVD disc to pop out of a Redbox kiosk, the Coinstar-owned $1-a-night movie-rental company announced on Monday. In a statement, Redbox President Mitch Lowe said, “One billion rentals is an incredible milestone as Redbox has quickly become the […]

PARAMOUNT OKAYS DAY-AND-DATE DEAL WITH REDBOX

June 16, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Paramount on Tuesday agreed to allow Redbox to rent its movies on the same day that they hit the shelves in DVD outlets. Its decision came after the studio conducted a study that concluded that it had seen sales rise for titles that were also available in Redbox’s kiosks. “Ultimately, we didn’t see the cannibalization […]