Blockbuster Express Kiosks Expand Texas Footprint26 May, 2010 By: Erik Gruenwedel
NCR Corp. May 26 said it has begun replacing existing DVDPlay rental kiosks with Blockbuster Express units at 105 Tom Thumb and Randalls stores in Dallas, Houston, and Austin.
Deluth, Ga.-based NCR is rolling out 10,000 Express kiosks featuring $1-per-day DVD rentals nationwide this year through a license agreement with Blockbuster. NCR acquired DVDPlay in December 2009.
NCR, which is in a battle with Redbox to control the burgeoning kiosk vending market, said customers can now return DVDs two hours later at 9 p.m. (without being charged an additional fee), as well as rent DVDs online at blockbusterexpress.com.