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On its march to an installed base of 10,000 kiosks by the end of 2010, NCR’s Blockbuster Express has struck a deal to place kiosks at 105 Tom Thumb and Randalls stores in Dallas, Houston and Austin. This is the first major expansion of the BB Express network into the Lonestar State.
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The new blue boxes will replace DVDPlay-branded kiosks, a company acquired by NCR late last year.

Alex Camara, vice president and general manager of NCR Entertainment (and former Redbox executive), had the following to say about the expansion:

“Randalls and Tom Thumb customers in Texas will now be able to experience the vast selection of entertainment titles that are available for just $1 per night through Blockbuster Express . . . Grocery chains across the country are finding the addition of conveniently-located Blockbuster Express kiosks provides great benefit to customers, allowing them to pick up entertainment along with their everyday purchases.”

Some Insiders who have tried BB Express boxes have complained about them being slow and difficult to use, especially compared to Redboxes. What have your experiences with BB Express been like? Hit the comments and tell us what you think about Redbox’s rival in blue.
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(via Market Watch)

12 Responses to “Blockbuster Express to Add More than 100 Kiosks in Texas”

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    Farva [visitor]

    This really isn’t front page news to me. It only makes sense for NCR to replace DVDPlay kiosks with BBE machines.

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    smokey [visitor]

    i’ve used BBE a few times and it works great, but i’d still rather use redbox

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    tinybrat [visitor]

    This is not an expansion, this is nothing to celebrate. This is blockbuster merely swapping out black machines that say ‘dvd play’ for blue ones which say ‘blockbuster’. An expansion would be 100 machines going into new locations. This is more of a re-decorating.

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    curtis [visitor]

    We still have the old DVDPLAY machines here in Chicago and they are crap. Crap selection and they are broken all the time. Redbox rules.

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    FallonaBottom [fallonabottom]

    Is it just me, or is it odd that a former Redbox Exec is now an Exec of a competitor? I mean, don’t they make these guys sign non-compete agreements and such?

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      joe [visitor]

      Mitch Lowe president of Redbox was one of the founders of Netflixs.

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        tinybrat [visitor]

        Yeah and the founder of DVDPlay is trying to get on the board of directors at Blockbuster. Really weird stuff how they all just do musical chairs from one company to another.

        Since they all know each other so well, why not just form one super dvd / video streaming company called RedBusterFlix and get it over with!

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          Farva [visitor]

          It is actually one of the founders of DVDXPress (not DVDPlay which NCR bought) which is now owned by Coinstar.

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    GodsChild27 [godschild27]

    BBE is a rip off! I got charged $2 for late fees! What happened to a $1 per night?!

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    stldvdguy [visitor]

    Alex Camara was never a “redbox executive”. He was part of the Coinstar team involved with the purchase of redbox.

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