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Redbox plans to stream movies in 2011

Written by James Delahunty @ 30 Oct 2010 9:10 User comments (3)

Redbox plans to stream movies in 2011 After sparking speculation by asking customers whether they would be willing to pay a monthly fee for unlimited streaming last spring, Redbox' owner has now confirmed it is planning a movie streaming service.
During a conference call yesterday, Coinstar CEO Paul Davis confirmed that Redbox does have its own plans in the space. He said that Redbox will be working with a partner to deliver a movie streaming service but did not elaborate on who the company is in negotiations with or what kind of a payment structure would be in mind.

The company will launch the Redbox-branded service in 2011 if all goes well. It will either be an unlimited service for a fee like that offered by Netflix, or it could go the iTunes and Amazon route with a Video on Demand service instead.

Last spring, customers were asked if they would be winning to pay a monthly fee of $4 for unlimited streaming and up to 4 DVD rentals per month.

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3 user comments

131.10.2010 11:50

That would be the smart thing to do, since a lot of people are getting into streaming.

231.10.2010 11:53

while we are all being hammered with "fair use" and other illegal data capping methods.. oh yeah.. right on!!

ARR! Them pesky Navy! Get out of my sea!

34.11.2010 08:06

will there hdtv/5.1 sound come with that

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