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Redbox Adds New GM of Redbox On Demand

Redbox, after a failed streaming venture with Verizon a few years ago, seems to be more confident in its more recently launched Redbox On Demand service. So much so, it seems, that the company has hired a new general manager.

Chris Yates has been tipped to be the new General Manager of Redbox On Demand. Yates has been in the content production and distribution world for a long time now. Galen Smith, CEO of Redbox, was effusive about the new appointment:

“Less than a year out from our beta launch, On Demand, has surpassed major milestones and is a rapidly growing player in the competitive digital home entertainment space . . . Having Chris at the helm of an incredibly talented team will help take Redbox On Demand to the next level.”

Jason Kwong, Redbox Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer, had similar sentiments:

“We’re thrilled to have a dedicated General Manager on board to run our On Demand service as it becomes increasingly popular with current and new Redbox customers . . . Chris is the right leader as he brings deep knowledge of both traditional and digital media, and an appreciation for our unique value prop – consumer choice across price points and formats.”

With the vast majority of consumers still viewing Redbox as a DVD rental company, Yates definitely has his work cut out for him.

[via Cord Cutters News]

2 Responses to “Redbox Adds New GM of Redbox On Demand”

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    Kone [visitor]

    I will just use & keep Hulu. $11.99 a month. Forget the On Demand bit.
    Don’t need it..

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    Galen Smith [visitor]

    Redbox will cease to exist in 3 years. Kiosk rental numbers are horrible and ON DEMAND is no different than Amazon, ITUNES, and every other pay per transaction providers who provide the service.