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Mark Horak Out at Redbox   7 Dec, 2015

Outerwall Dec. 7 quietly announced Mark Horak, president of Redbox, is stepping down — 21 months...More>>

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Study: Amazon Instant Video Gaining on Redbox   2 Dec, 2015

Redbox remained (barely) the most popular rental service for movies in the third quarter (ended...More>>

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Rentrak, comScore Merger Passes Antitrust Hurdle   24 Nov, 2015

Rentrak and comScore Nov. 24 announced their proposed merger has passed the mandated waiting period...More>>

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Irish Rental Chain Xtra-vision Shuttering 28 Stores   23 Nov, 2015

Irish video retail and rental chain Xtra-vision Ltd. is closing 28 of its remaining 90 stores — a...More>>

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Redbox Offering Free Movie Rental Today   16 Nov, 2015

Redbox Nov. 16 is offering a free movie rental to customers who download a promo code from the...More>>

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Sony Ending Betamax Production   11 Nov, 2015

Sony is pulling the plug on its venerable Betamax brand. The consumer electronics giant reportedly...More>>

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Redbox Upping Content Spend to Overcome Delayed Releases    29 Oct, 2015

Following a third quarter undermined by scant new-release movies, Redbox envisioned the current...More>>

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Redbox Reports Higher Q3 Profit on Lower Revenue   29 Oct, 2015

Redbox Oct. 29 reported third-quarter (ended Sept. 30) operating income of $90.4 million, which was...More>>

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GameFly Expands Video Game Rental Streaming    21 Aug, 2015

GameFly, which has long emulated Netflix’s by-mail disc rental roots in the video game industry,...More>>

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Broad Green Pictures Inks Digital Tracking Deal With Rentrak   13 Aug, 2015

Rising theatrical and home entertainment distributor Broad Green Pictures Aug. 13 announced it...More>>

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Redbox CFO Expects Q3 to Be Company's Weakest of the Year   30 Jul, 2015

With a third-quarter (ending Sept. 30) box office projected to be 46% lower in revenue than the...More>>

Outerwall CFO Galen Smith
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Redbox Q2 Profit Up, Rentals Down   30 Jul, 2015

Quality, not quantity, ruled the second-quarter (ended June 30) bottom line for Redbox. The...More>>

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EMA: Marty Graham Re-Elected Chairman, M-Go & Sony Network Entertainment Join Board   28 Jul, 2015

Veteran executive Marty Graham, president of home entertainment for Rentrak, was re-elected...More>>

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Netflix By-Mail Disc Rental: 'A Completely Different Company'   27 Jul, 2015

Lost in the euphoria surrounding Netflix’s burgeoning subscription streaming business is a legacy...More>>

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Redbox Offering Free Rentals With a Big Gulp   16 Jul, 2015

Redbox and 7-Eleven July 14 announced a nationwide promotion offering consumers a free Redbox...More>>

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Redbox Launches Visa Sweepstakes to Boost Loyalty Program   13 Jul, 2015

Redbox July 13 announced a sweepstakes in conjunction with Visa. Now through the end of September,...More>>

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Redbox and Netflix Top Preferred Rental Services    17 Jun, 2015

In an era of changing television consumption and home entertainment distribution, rental veterans...More>>

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Redbox Expanding Video Game Offering   12 Jun, 2015

Redbox June 12 announced it will begin renting out exclusively new-release video games for the Xbox...More>>

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Redbox Inks New Fox Distribution Agreement   11 Jun, 2015

Redbox June 11 announced a new distribution agreement with 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment,...More>>

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CFO: Redbox Taking Contrarian POV on Disc Market   4 Jun, 2015

Despite the growing prevalence of subscription streaming and transactional VOD, disc rentals remain...More>>

Outerwall CFO Galen Smith