Some good news and some expected news coming from Redbox today. Beginning first with the good portion, they have announced a new partnership with Warner Bros. for the Redbox Instant by Verizon movie service. And in addition to the Instant service, Warner Bros. will also make their titles available for rent by way of the Redbox kiosks. The catch with the kiosk rentals, they will have that expected 28-day delay.
“Redbox, a wholly owned subsidiary of Coinstar, Inc., and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment have signed a multi-year agreement to bring Warner Bros.’ Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD titles to Redbox® kiosks 28 days after their retail release dates.”
The delay, according to Warner Bros. will help to ensure “consistent availability of Warner Bros. titles for the consumer.” That bit aside though, the Redbox Instant by Verizon service is expected to launch sometime later this year and the Warner Bros. titles will indeed be available for viewing upon launch. That said, while it is nice to see Redbox announce a video partner for the service, we are still missing another other importnat detail, you know, the pricing.
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