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Redbox Instant by Verizon coming out of beta before the end of March

Redbox opens GamingFuture site to discuss rentals for Xbox One, PS4

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Microsoft revealed some details of how "game licensing" works on its upcoming Xbox One console, and included the tidbit that "Loaning or renting games won't be available at launch, but we are exploring the possibilities with our partners." In response, Redbox has launched a site called GamingFuture.net, which is...
Redbox opens GamingFuture site to discuss rentals for Xbox One, PS4

Warner, Redbox agree to 28 day delay on disc rentals, UltraViolet support for Redbox Instant

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Redbox and Warner Bros. were at odds in January when Warner wanted to extend the window before discs hit kiosks to 56 days, but now the two have come to an agreement that keeps it at a 28 day delay. When their previous deal expired Redbox said it would...
Warner, Redbox agree to 28 day delay on disc rentals, UltraViolet support for Redbox Instant
Redbox & Sony reach DVD deal that ensures zero delay on new releases

Redbox Instant by Verizon iOS app live on App Store as $8/month streaming service launches in private beta

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Verizon and Redbox confirmed on the official Redbox Instant Twitter account that the new unlimited streaming service is rolling out gradually starting today. The $8 per month Netflix competitor will provide unlimited streaming and four physical DVD or Blu-ray rentals ($9/month for Blu-ray), and be available through the browser...
Redbox Instant by Verizon iOS app live on App Store as $8/month streaming service launches in private beta

Lab42 Taps Social Networks For Market Research, Raises (Almost) $1M

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Lab42, a startup that helps agencies and other businesses conduct market research, says it has raised “just under” $1 million in funding. President Gauri Sharma pitches Lab42′s services (which involve targeted surveys conducted over social networks) as new way to conduct research. One big difference: It’s faster and cheaper than...
Lab42 Taps Social Networks For Market Research, Raises (Almost) $1M

Netflix loses out as Amazon inks deal with Epix for popular movies

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Amazon.com continues to bolster its collection of movie titles for its Prime Instant Video service, announcing today that it has struck a deal with Viacom’s Epix premium cable channel for thousands of movies. The new titles will be provided from studios such as Paramount Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Lionsgate, bolstering Amazon’s...
Netflix loses out as Amazon inks deal with Epix for popular movies

Redbox Draws A Line In The Sand For Netflix By Refusing To Cooperate With Warner Bros. Rental Delay (NFLX, CSTR)

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One of the major narratives in the decline of Netflix's stock price last year was customer dissatisfaction with raised subscription prices. Netflix lost 800,000 subscribers in Q3. Even if some of that has ebbed, it's still worth keeping in mind now that Redbox has refused to cooperate with Warner...
Redbox Draws A Line In The Sand For Netflix By Refusing To Cooperate With Warner Bros. Rental Delay (NFLX, CSTR)
Google TV Adds Redbox Instant By Verizon App, Pitting It Against Netflix On The Platform

Redbox says no to 56-day delays on new Warner Bros. DVDs

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Video-rental kiosk company Redbox is refusing a Warner Brothers request to make customers wait roughly two months before being able to rent a newly released WB movie on DVD, the company announced in a statement yesterday. The statement is in direct response to contract agreement between the two companies...
Redbox says no to 56-day delays on new Warner Bros. DVDs
Redbox Instant Taps Microsoft's Xbox 360 As Its Exclusive Game Console Launch Partner
Redbox Instant unlimited movie streaming launches in public beta
Details of Redbox's streaming strategy emerge as the rental service prepares to take on Netflix
New deal between Redbox, Warner Bros. reinstates 28-day waiting period on all rentals

A decade of digital media flops, Flips and predictions

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Media flops Microsoft rolls out the Zune to go up against the iPod in 2006. And then, three years later, a new Zune HD to vie with the iPod Touch. Both the player and the brand are now dead. Burger King gives away a free AOL Music download with every Original Whopper. The download...
A decade of digital media flops, Flips and predictions

Redbox To Acquire NCR, Blockbuster Express For Up To $100 Million, Boast "More Locations Than McDonald's And Starbucks Combined"

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Coinstar, the company behind DVD-kiosk service Redbox, today announced it had acquired NCR for as much as $100 million. NCR, once the central rival to Redbox through its Blockbuster Express brand, operates thousands of kiosks which will now come under Redbox and Coinstar's control. The announcement comes on the...
Redbox To Acquire NCR, Blockbuster Express For Up To $100 Million, Boast "More Locations Than McDonald's And Starbucks Combined"

Redbox Follows Netflix's Lead, Delays Fox and Universal DVD Releases by 28 Days

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A couple of weeks ago, Netflix announced that it had reached a "deal" with Fox and Universal movies studios, in which it agreed to delay the release of their DVDs to its subscribers by 28 days. Netflix did the deal in order to maintain its access to movies for its...
Redbox Follows Netflix's Lead, Delays Fox and Universal DVD Releases by 28 Days

Blockbuster Express Now Supports Online Rentals

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Back in December I reviewed the movie kiosk service Blockbuster Express. The kiosks have been popping up all over NYC (this morning I noticed one in Gristedes supermarket). What’s great about the Blockbuster Express machines is that you can rent from one machine and return at another machine. The rentals...
Blockbuster Express Now Supports Online Rentals

Redbox Instant by Verizon launches its $8/month Netflix rival this month, with 3 majors on board

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Redbox Instant by Verizon, a joint venture between Redbox and Verizon Communications, has just unveiled more specifics around the soon-to-launch service, with various deals in place with major Hollywood studios, channels and device manufacturers. Redbox Instant will launch as a beta service this month, landing with an $8.00 per-month subscription...
Redbox Instant by Verizon launches its $8/month Netflix rival this month, with 3 majors on board

Microsoft's Xbox Live gets Redbox Instant in exclusive deal

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Microsoft’s Xbox group and Redbox parent Coinstar are just down the road from one another, so maybe this shouldn’t be a surprise. The new Redbox Instant by Verizon streaming service will be available “in the very near future” on Microsoft’s Xbox Live, according to a post today by Larry Hryb,...
Microsoft's Xbox Live gets Redbox Instant in exclusive deal

Wednesday Morning Links -

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Broadband-based Comcast enters home-security market long tied to land lines denverpost.com A Virtual MSO Shall Rise, Boxee CEO Says lightreading.com The Wi-Fi revolution shows how far the FCC is behind the curve wsj.com Comcast To Widen Low-Income Broadband Program, Double Speeds multichannel.com Voom Get Big Lift In Lawsuit Against...
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Redbox deal with Universal keeps DVDs, Blu-rays on 28-day delay through 2014

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So far, Redbox has maintained that it's only willing to delay rentals of new releases a maximum of one month, but while Warner pushes for a longer window the rental kiosk chain has reached an agreement with Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The new deal keeps the delay window at...
Redbox deal with Universal keeps DVDs, Blu-rays on 28-day delay through 2014

Verizon and Redbox team up to launch streaming and physical media service later this year

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It once was a rumor but now it's real: Verizon and Redbox are joining forces on what is said to be the "best of both worlds" -- a service that will offer both physical media and streaming content for subscribers. Details are slim at this point but the supposed...
Verizon and Redbox team up to launch streaming and physical media service later this year
Disney implements 28-day waiting period for rental DVDs

Media Decoder Blog: Verizon Teaming With Redbox for DVD and Streaming Service

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The two companies will combine to try to give customers more access to video on the Web, and possibly position the new venture as an alternative to Netflix....
Media Decoder Blog: Verizon Teaming With Redbox for DVD and Streaming Service

Redbox Won't Cave To Warner Bros. Demands; Will Buy WB DVDs From Other Sources And Rent Them

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With all the talk of movie studios trying to create a new window between DVD releases for sales, and DVD releases for rentals, it's sometimes forgotten that Redbox tried to fight this fight a few years ago... and ended up in a big legal battle with the studios, before caving...
Redbox Won't Cave To Warner Bros. Demands; Will Buy WB DVDs From Other Sources And Rent Them

On-demand movie streaming service Redbox Instant is now available on LG Smart TVs

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On-demand movie streaming service Redbox Instant, a joint venture between Redbox and Verizon Communications, is now available on LG’s Smart TV platform. Over 40 models are supported at launch, allowing users to connect to the service and start watching content without any additional hardware or set-top boxes. Redbox announced the...
On-demand movie streaming service Redbox Instant is now available on LG Smart TVs

Redbox pays $100 million for NCR's Blockbuster Express

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Netflix snubs DVDs while Redbox doubles down on movie discs. Redbox gets more than 10,000 Blockbuster Express kiosks....
Redbox pays $100 million for NCR's Blockbuster Express

Redbox Instant targets launch by year-end, blends subscription streaming and DVD rentals with VOD

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The last concrete details we'd heard about Redbox Instant was that it was entering internal alpha testing, but now Verizon exec Eric Bruno has revealed more background information. Previous info indicated the service would focus more heavily on movies than the back catalog of TV shows that is a...
Redbox Instant targets launch by year-end, blends subscription streaming and DVD rentals with VOD

Samsung scores Blockbuster movie streaming deal, eyes US and European launch by June

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Samsung has reportedly signed a new deal with Blockbuster that will see the company deliver thousands of movies to the Korean electronics giant’s Galaxy smartphone and tablet range, Blu-ray players and new connected Smart TVs. Smarthouse reports that the service will be rolled out in Australia, the US and Europe...
Samsung scores Blockbuster movie streaming deal, eyes US and European launch by June
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