In a shocking announcement, Universal has denied that they tried to get retailers to boycott Redbox, except that they really did.
“Universal denies that it implemented a ‘boycott’ or engaged in ‘interference’ or exerted ‘unlawful pressure,'” the studio said in yesterday’s filing. “Universal admits that Redbox did not sign the proposed Revenue Sharing Agreement, and that it directed VPD and Ingram no longer sell Universal DVDs to Redbox, but denies this direction was wrongful.”
I have no doubt that the movie studios always do what is right, and never try to do anything that would be illegal. I am sure there was no foul play going on at all here. Universal loves Redbox and is only trying to help.
(Note to Universal: Feel free to send my “payoff check” to the address previously specified.)