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The Hollywood Three have had another studio join them in their windowing ways, with Sony entering into a 28-day delay agreement with Netflix.
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The Karate Kid is the first film released under the new deal, and won’t be available at Netflix until November 2.

Not all Sony titles will be affected by the accord, according to “an individual with knowledge of the deal” reports The Wrap. Sony will apparently pick and choose which titles fall under the delay window.

The Wrap
also reports the following on the deal:

In exchange for agreeing to honor the release window for other studios, Netflix has received rights to stream more of their catalogue titles. Netflix also pays less for the films it streams and for the new releases it rents after the 28-day window has closed.

Now for the real question, Insiders: what does this deal mean for Redbox?
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Will Sony push for the same terms when its current agreement with Redbox expires in 2011? Let us know what you think in the comments.

(via The Wrap)

9 Responses to “Netflix Enters Delay Window Agreement with Sony”

  1. Member [Join Now]

    I expect to see Sony press for the same deal with Redbox, once it has some results to enter negotiations with.

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    tinybrat [visitor]

    All studios will push for this delay, regardless of what they are saying publicly.

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    firstlawofnature [visitor]

    Sony may turn out to be the leader here. Some movies should be subject to delay and others not. Maybe 5 per year are at the studios option. Seems silly to treat all movies equally with the all or none policy.

  4. Member [Join Now]

    I bet the delay will only be for big budget blockbusters. Redbox probably will be affected.

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    Jamie [visitor]

    They’re better off only delaying the big sellers like an Ironman 2 etc. To keep the middle earners and less known movies out for 28 days is not going to promote sales because those are exactly the titles that people will not buy until they have seen it first.

    The blockbusters people will buy if they have seen it or not.

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    Jack [visitor]

    28 days or 100 days won’t force me to buy the movie if I wasn’t planning to already. It actually ticks me off to the point where I’ll ask friends if they were planning to buy it and then borrow it from them to watch it. So it’s not only an extra sale that wasn’t made, it sometimes stops a rental that would have otherwise happened.

    As far as Sony goes…. ever since the rootkit fiasco, I’ve refused to buy anything sony – camcorders, electronics etc…. and hopefully have convinced friends to stop also. Just say no to sony.

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    Jill [visitor]

    Agree with Jack. The rootkit has stuck in the back of my cortex. Now, if I pick the item up and it doesn’t say Made In The USA, I put it back. If I can help it, I’ll not send money out of this country when so many people are looking for work. Unfortunately the USA doesn’t manufacture ‘stuff’ much anymore.

    Buy made in USA so you’ll have a job ten years from now.

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    Vincent [visitor]

    Why does just redbox and netflix agree to a 28-day delay to all production companies. With blockbuster and almost every other video rental store in bankruptcy, how much longer is there really going to be places where a person can rent a movie when it is released. Also the lack of available rental locations has also shown not raise dvd sales. So maybe that 28-day release delay will ultimately become the only acknownledge day by the general public.