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Blockbuster Closing All Retail Locations

Blockbuster Closing All Retail Locations

By Nanette Haz November 11, 2013 | 14 Comments

Blockbuster was extremely popular in the 90′s on weekends for bringing popular movies home to watch. Timing was of utmost importance to snag the newest releases for movie night. Business did thrive for the company for many years, and expanded …

Redbox Hits 1M Rentals in Canada in Just 10 Months Redbox Hits 1M Rentals in Canada in Just 10 Months

Redbox has just hit a major milestone in Canada. In only 10 months after launching the first kiosks outside of Vancouver (and eventually spreading across Western Canada), the company has hit 1 million total rentals. To celebrate this milestone, Redbox …

Redbox Instant’s Xbox 360 App Is Now Live Redbox Instant’s Xbox 360 App Is Now Live

Another piece of the Redbox Instant puzzle has just fallen into place, as the Redbox Instant app for Xbox 360 is now available to download. Microsoft first announced the app back in February, saying that it would be coming in …

Redbox Instant Now Open to the Public Redbox Instant Now Open to the Public
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Back in January, at CES, Redox Instant CEO Shawn Strickland said that the service would move out of beta and be open to everyone by the end of March. And it looks like he’s a man of his word. Today, …

Redbox Instant Coming (Exclusively) to Xbox 360 Redbox Instant Coming (Exclusively) to Xbox 360

Microsoft has just announced that Redbox Instant, the company’s streaming video venture with Verizon, will be coming to the Xbox 360 as as console exclusive. “Today we’re happy to reveal that Redbox Instant by Verizon will be coming to Xbox …

Redbox Instant Will Open Up to Everyone By March Redbox Instant Will Open Up to Everyone By March

Redbox Instant will be available to everyone in the U.S. by the end of the first quarter, according to a statement from CEO Shawn Strickland today at CES. After a long wait, Redbox Instant by Verizon finally launched in beta …

Redbox Instant's Early Streaming Selection is Poor Redbox Instant's Early Streaming Selection is Poor
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It’s a given that streaming services aren’t very good when they begin. Netflix’s Watch Instantly service was filled with obscure programming for at least a year before deals were made to provide subscribers with decent content. So, it’s no surprise …

Redbox Instant Finally Here (Kind Of) Redbox Instant Finally Here (Kind Of)
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The Redbox Instant Twitter account tweeted the big news today. The service (by Verizon) is starting its gradual roll-out (but you do still need to get on the waiting list). The service is $8 a month (it’s free for one …

Redbox Instant Release Date And Pricing? Redbox Instant Release Date And Pricing?

Redbox Instant should be launching soon. Reports back in the summer had it pegged to launch late this year. Now, here we are heading into December, and nothing yet (other than the closed beta, of course). GigaOm’s Janko Roettgers stumbled …

TiVo To Get In On Redbox Instant TiVo To Get In On Redbox Instant

TiVo announced today that it has settled pending patent litigation with Verizon. The two companies have entered into a mutual patent licensing arrangement under which Verizon will provide TiVo “total compensation worth at least $250.4 million.” Part of the agreement …

Redbox Extends Sony Deal To Keep Same Day Releases Redbox Extends Sony Deal To Keep Same Day Releases

You can expect to see Sony Pictures films continue to arrive at Redbox without delay, thanks to an extension of the companies’ licensing agreement that goes through September, 2014. On the heels of their Q2 earnings release, Redbox parent company …

Redbox Instant Coming Your Way...Eventually Redbox Instant Coming Your Way...Eventually
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If you’re looking for another way to stream video other than the already available options like Netflix, Hulu, HBO Go, and the like – another service is one step closer to becoming a reality. Back in February, Redbox parent company …

Disney Witholds John Carter from Netflix, Redbox Disney Witholds John Carter from Netflix, Redbox

Did you see director Andrew Stanton’s big-budget science fiction epic “John Carter” when it arrived in theaters earlier this year? If you didn’t, don’t feel bad, as it would appear that movie-goers avoided the film in droves, effectively transforming the …

Disney Imposes 28-Day Delay On All Video Rentals Disney Imposes 28-Day Delay On All Video Rentals

Sometimes it seems that Netflix just can’t catch a break. While the movie industry has long had a love-hate relationship with the video rental industry, Netflix seems to get all the hate and none of the love. Ever since the …

Disney May Adopt 28-Day Waiting Period For Redbox Disney May Adopt 28-Day Waiting Period For Redbox
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For those of you wonder where John Carter is on Redbox, you may be shocked to find out the the company who made the film, Disney, has gone the way of Universal and Fox to wait 28 days after the …

Redbox Hits 2 Billion Rentals With “Drive” Redbox Hits 2 Billion Rentals With “Drive”

Movie-renting kiosk company Redbox has just announced a major milestone. When you combine all their rentals, both movies and games, Redbox has dished out over 2 billion discs. “We’ve always known how much America loves easy, affordable entertainment, and today …

Universal, Redox Deal To Keep 28-Day DVD Window Universal, Redox Deal To Keep 28-Day DVD Window
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Looking to avoid winding up in a situation similar to the one between Warner Bros. and Redbox, Universal Studios Home Entertainment has inked out a new deal with Redbox that will have the rental company continue to sell its films …