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American kiosks to invade Canada this year

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 19 Feb 2008 23:37 User comments (12)

American kiosks to invade Canada this year The New Release (TNR), a Houston-based company, plans to add 1,000 of their Moviecube DVD rental kiosks in North America by the end of 2008. Specifically the kiosks are going to Canada, where they'll be installed in Loblaws grocery stores.
TNR's move was spurred, at least in part, by an influx of cash from a venture capital firm. They're second only to Redbox in the number of rental kiosks currently in service. Redbox's kiosk offerings include many found at parent company McDonald's restaurant locations.

“Expanding into Canada, where movie rental customers have shown a veracious appetite for DVD rentals, is a much anticipated move for us,” said Tim Belton, chief executive officer of TNR, in a statement.

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12 user comments

120.2.2008 12:41

These guys are making a killing! This is a testimonial to their triumph. I anticipate already established firms partaking into this endeavor as well.

220.2.2008 17:15

Honestly I have never seen a Kiosk anywhere I've been to.

320.2.2008 17:28
goodswipe
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Originally posted by 21Q:
Honestly I have never seen a Kiosk anywhere I've been to.
There all over the place here in Texas. Only thing about renting from them is that you got a 75 percent chance that the video is scratched to hell and will not play.


420.2.2008 18:12
tripplite
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i really hate the kiosks there IS no REASON to rent from them, a wast of money to be truthful i prefer blockbuster any day




they sux so much, im so glade there moving to Kannada

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521.2.2008 8:54

I have yet to actually rent from a Kiosk, but that happpens when you live in an area that doesn't have any yet.

I rent from a family owned - Ma and Pa video store where everyone knows me, and the covers to the movies are photo-copied. And, as long as they are in business...they will have mine.

621.2.2008 19:05

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721.2.2008 19:13

badkrma

You may want to edit your post. aD doesn't deal in piracy.




821.2.2008 20:06

@badkrma
No rent and burn discussion here - equals piracy which if you check out the rules is not allowed.




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922.2.2008 18:40

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109.4.2008 19:54

If this works out this will give redbox a run for their money.

btw Vurbal great work another short artice :)

119.4.2008 21:56
tripplite
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i prefer a mail service....although i dont have one i REALLY WANT ONE!



1219.3.2010 14:02
CanuckLover
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Originally posted by tripplite:
i really hate the kiosks there IS no REASON to rent from them, a wast of money to be truthful i prefer blockbuster any day




they sux so much, im so glade there moving to Kannada
I rent from Redbox ALL the time...renting from a kiosk is easier and less costly. Ive never had a problem with movies not working. I dont know about this MovieCube, however. And, Im glad they are going into Canada so my bf and I can watch the same movie at the same time (I am in the States) :)

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