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UNLIKE NETFLIX, REDBOX TO CONTINUE FOCUSING ON DVD, BLU-RAY RENTALS

May 17, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

While Netflix is putting most of its energy into attracting customers to its streaming service, Redbox, while also expanding its streaming service, plans to focus its attention on physical media — DVD and Blu-ray rentals, J. Scott Di Valerio, CEO of parent company Coinstar, told the annual J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media and Telecom Conference […]

NETFLIX FACING NEW FINANCIAL STORMS

December 4, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Netflix shares, which have surged 40 percent over the past two months, thanks in large measure to Carl Icahn’s decision to buy just under 10 percent of its shares with the intention of pressing for a sale to a media conglomerate, fell 7 percent on Monday, largely due to a report saying that Redbox is […]

REDBOX TO START SELLING TICKETS TO LIVE EVENTS

October 4, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Redbox, the DVD kiosk operator, says that it will soon be getting into the discount ticket business, offering unsold seats at live concerts and sports events with just a $1 service fee attached. Tickets will be made available at both the kiosks and at Redbox’s website. According to today’s (Thursday) Wall Street Journal, Redbox has […]

KIDS STILL INFLUENCE VIDEO SALES

September 20, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

The power of children to affect home video sales was amply demonstrated last week as the PG-13-rated Snow White and the Huntsman debuted at No. 1 on the Nielsen Video-Scan First Alert sales chart. Not far down the list — in fourth place — was the direct-to-video Barbie: The Princess & the Popstar, an animated […]

BATTLESHIP MAKES WAVES ON DVD

September 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Universal’s Battleship has finally scored a domestic victory. Sunk by The Avengers when it opened theatrically, the big-budget sci-fi movie topped the VideoScan First Alert sales chart for the week ended Sept. 2, knocking the previous winner, The Hunger Games, into second place. According to Home Media magazine, the Blu-ray version Battleship outsold Hunger Games […]

COMPANY NOW DELIVERS MOVIES TO YOUR FRONT DOOR

July 11, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Time was when you visited your local Blockbuster store, selected a movie, brought it home, then phoned a pizza delivery service. But nowadays even the movie can be delivered, too. Home Media magazine on Tuesday reported on the launch of We Got Movies, which operates much like Netflix, except that it delivers the movies directly […]

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. […]

DISNEY WITHOLDING JOHN CARTER DISCS FROM NETFLIX, RED BOX

June 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Last February, the Walt Disney Co. quietly changed its policy of making DVD releases available to Redbox and Netflix on the same day that they went on sale in stores, but, unlike Universal and 20th Century Fox, it did not offer the two principal rental companies deep discounts on the DVDs in return for accepting […]

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 […]

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 […]

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