You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Blu-ray coming to Redbox

While Redbox hasn’t exactly endeared itself to the studios,
it has quickly become one of the most powerful distribution systems for film
rentals. (Just ask Blockbuster.) To date, though, consumers who wanted to watch
high definition movies didn’t have much use for the service.Redbox  

That may change soon, as the CEO of Coinstar (which owns
Redbox) says Blu-ray discs will be available in the majority of the kiosks by
the middle of the year. Prices will be higher for Blu-ray rentals, though Paul
Davis didn’t mention any pricing in the announcement, which came at the recent
Wedbush Securities conference in New York.

Davis expects about 15 percent of Redbox’s current customers
to show interest in Blu-ray – a number that will likely escalate as Blu-Ray penetration expands. 

More Digital

  • Refinery29 - philippe-von-borries-justin-stefano

    Refinery29 Lays Off 34 Staffers in Latest Sign of Digital-Media Malaise

    While Redbox hasn’t exactly endeared itself to the studios, it has quickly become one of the most powerful distribution systems for film rentals. (Just ask Blockbuster.) To date, though, consumers who wanted to watch high definition movies didn’t have much use for the service.   That may change soon, as the CEO of Coinstar (which […]

  • Bob Iger Rupert Murdoch

    Wall Street Cheers Disney-Fox Deal as Media Stocks Get Lift From M&A News

    While Redbox hasn’t exactly endeared itself to the studios, it has quickly become one of the most powerful distribution systems for film rentals. (Just ask Blockbuster.) To date, though, consumers who wanted to watch high definition movies didn’t have much use for the service.   That may change soon, as the CEO of Coinstar (which […]

  • Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice president

    Apple's Eddy Cue Confirmed for Q&A Session at Pollstar Live! Conference

    While Redbox hasn’t exactly endeared itself to the studios, it has quickly become one of the most powerful distribution systems for film rentals. (Just ask Blockbuster.) To date, though, consumers who wanted to watch high definition movies didn’t have much use for the service.   That may change soon, as the CEO of Coinstar (which […]

  • chromecast

    Amazon Starts Listing Google's Chromecast Again, Google Confirms 'Productive Discussions'

    While Redbox hasn’t exactly endeared itself to the studios, it has quickly become one of the most powerful distribution systems for film rentals. (Just ask Blockbuster.) To date, though, consumers who wanted to watch high definition movies didn’t have much use for the service.   That may change soon, as the CEO of Coinstar (which […]

  • Netflix placeholder

    Netflix Slams FCC's 'Misguided' Repeal of Net Neutrality Regulations

    While Redbox hasn’t exactly endeared itself to the studios, it has quickly become one of the most powerful distribution systems for film rentals. (Just ask Blockbuster.) To date, though, consumers who wanted to watch high definition movies didn’t have much use for the service.   That may change soon, as the CEO of Coinstar (which […]

  • Facebook

    Facebook Officially Announces Pre-Roll Ad Tests, Tweaks Mid-Rolls

    While Redbox hasn’t exactly endeared itself to the studios, it has quickly become one of the most powerful distribution systems for film rentals. (Just ask Blockbuster.) To date, though, consumers who wanted to watch high definition movies didn’t have much use for the service.   That may change soon, as the CEO of Coinstar (which […]

  • Final Cut Pro X users Can

    Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X With Support for VR, HDR

    While Redbox hasn’t exactly endeared itself to the studios, it has quickly become one of the most powerful distribution systems for film rentals. (Just ask Blockbuster.) To date, though, consumers who wanted to watch high definition movies didn’t have much use for the service.   That may change soon, as the CEO of Coinstar (which […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content