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Redbox to Start Streaming Service in 2011

submitted on November 1, 2010 by pablos17 in "Products / Gadgets", last updated on November 2, 2010 by YanBz
To keep up with the competition, Redbox will start a streaming service with the help of a currently unnamed partner in 2011.

After months of speculation, executives for Redbox owner Coinstar have confirmed that the wildly popular DVD kiosk company will, indeed, be going into the streaming business next year — and that it'll do so with the help of a partner, although no deals have been struck yet.

During the company's quarterly earnings call Thursday, Coinstar CEO Paul Davis said that Redbox is in "detailed negotiations with a number of highly interested parties" looking to join forces on movie streaming, and that the company hopes to launch a "Redbox-branded" online service sometime in 2011.

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    Posted by sandyshore on November 1, 2010
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    Hopefully, their content will improve, I don't know if it's all their kiosks or if it's a regional issue. I was at one of the kiosks this weekend looking for a movie and many of their movies are movies I can watch on TV, not newer releases.
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    Posted by YanBz on November 1, 2010
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    I was under impression that it was Netflix who had older movies and Redbox is the one carrying less titles but all blockbusters...
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    Posted by sandyshore on November 1, 2010
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    Not in my area, that's why I'm curious what others experience is - this is primarily why I use Blockbuster kiosks even though I have to drive further to get a movie.
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    Posted by deathbynosleep on November 1, 2010
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    I wonder if the streaming videos from redbox will be new releases. Or if they will only stream the movies that no one really wants to watch anyway.
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    Posted by tammy987 on November 1, 2010
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    The Redbox in my area primarily carries new movies with some old ones for filler. Blockbuster is nice because they get exclusives on certain movies.

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