Public Media Works, who a few months ago announced its intention to install tens of thousands of its EntertainmentXpress kiosks over the next few years, has announced a deal with a major retail group. This partnership with Asian American Convenience Store Association (AACSA), which consists of more than 90,000 independent businesses, will place 500 kiosks at AACSA locations.
AACSA members include independently owned 7-Eleven, Circle K, Stop-N-Go and Kwik Stop locations, among others.
AACSA executive director Paul Rock believes that the deal will be a great move for both companies, as well as Hollywood and consumers. Said Rock:
“We can help them become a formidable player in the DVD kiosk business . . . We had in-depth discussions with both Redbox and NCR Blockbuster. Hands down, EntertainmentXpress became our clear choice in almost every category . . . This could not have come at a better time for the movie studios and our customers who will be looking for different ways to make it a movie night,”
Why do you think PMW’s kiosks were chosen over more-established Redbox and BB Express? Is there room in the kiosk market for a third major player? Tell us what you think in the comments.
(via Home Media Magazine)