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We knew that Redbox had a rough last quarter and was going to be testing price increases, but we didn’t know that the testing would take place so soon. In the Salt Lake City area, and possibly elsewhere, Redbox is testing rental prices of $1.50 for a one-night DVD rental and $2 for a Blu-ray.
Take that, next gen physical media! The key to 4K Ultra HD resolution finally gaining a strong foothold in American homes may not be through discs, but rather through digital streaming. So says a report from the Diffusion Group (TDG).
As an analog company in an increasingly digital world, Best Buy hasn’t been able to adapt to the changing retail environment. The company has reported a drop in net income of 45 percent from the same period last year.
If you’ve started to feel that just having a Netflix, Amazon Prime, or Hulu subscription wasn’t cutting it, you’re not alone. According to a new report from research firm Centris, the number of U.S. households that subscribe to at least two streaming VOD services has risen to 14 percent.
With the signing of an interconnection agreement with Time Warner Cable, Netflix now has such deals in place with all four major domestic cable subscribers. But that doesn’t mean it’s happy about the situation.
If you’d like a free Redbox rental to go with your Italian dinner, the Olive Garden and Redbox have a deal for you. As part of the Olive Garden’s recently relaunched Buy One, Take One promotion, participants can get a free Redbox rental along with their purchase.
The message to Hollywood from the world’s largest online retailer is clear: you need us more than we need you. Amazon has stopped offering preorders of hot new movies on disc from Warner and now Disney in order to negotiate more favorable pricing from the studios.
Welcome to another edition of Inside Redbox’s Preview Review, where we recap the movies that will be coming out in theaters this weekend. The goal of this feature is to help you make your weekend movie-watching plans, as well as to note movies that you want to Redbox in a few months when they come out on DVD.
Three new wide releases are hitting theaters this weekend, and we’ve got the scoop on them. The previews and trailers for The Expendables 3, The Giver and Let’s Be Cops are after the break. Read the rest of this entry »