Even more interesting news today on the pending litigation between Redbox and Universal.
It seems that Universal has launched their own entertainment kiosks over in the UK recently, and may be considering bringing them to the US.
These “POP” kiosks are a joint venture with Sony, and will allow consumers to download media direct to their devices as well as purchase DVDs, Bluray discs, and even video games.
While normally I am all for innovation and new technology, I don’t like how they are going about it. This may shed a bit more light on what Universal is trying to do to kiosk operators here in the states: they simply don’t want competition for their new business.
I am glad to hear that Redbox won’t be caving to their new “rules”.
I am very curious to see how this plays out for Universal. I am thinking it probably won’t go in their favor.