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Outerwall CFO: Redbox Continues to Grow   4 Dec, 2013

There’s a reason retailers — even those that sell DVDs — are increasingly willing to have a...More>>

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NPD: More Streaming Than Disc Renting   25 Nov, 2013

Netflix streamed 58% more titles (2.6 million) from January to September this year, than the...More>>

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Outerwall Named Among Fastest-Growing Companies   14 Nov, 2013

Redbox parent Outerwall has been named one of the fastest-growing companies in the technology,...More>>

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Blockbuster Posts $23.4M Third-Quarter Operating Loss   12 Nov, 2013

Blockbuster LLC Nov. 12 reported a third-quarter (ended Sept. 30) operating loss of $23.4 million,...More>>

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Rentrak Ups Q2 Home Entertainment Revenue 35%   7 Nov, 2013

Rentrak’s veteran revenue-sharing packaged-media rental business again bucked odds, upping...More>>

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Dish Closing All Its U.S. Blockbuster Stores   6 Nov, 2013

Dish Network Corp. has decided to close all its remaining U.S. Blockbuster stores, including its...More>>

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Death of Blockbuster Was Only a Matter of Time   6 Nov, 2013

With Dish finally making the announcement all of us knew was coming, even though we might not have...More>>

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Ron Castell, Long-Time Blockbuster Executive, Dies at 75   1 Nov, 2013

James Ronald “Ron” Castell, who helped Blockbuster Video grow from a handful of stores to a...More>>

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Well Go Attributes Quality Content to Success   21 Oct, 2013

Well Go USA Inc. since 1994 has acquired and released more than 2,000 titles worldwide, and it...More>>

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AOL Bundles Redbox, iTunes in New Service   1 Oct, 2013

AOL is offering a new subscription service that bundles together offerings from Redbox, Pandora and...More>>

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Video Store Day to be Held Oct. 19   11 Sep, 2013

The Video Buyers Group, a consortium of independent video stores across the nation, will hold its...More>>

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Blockbuster Cedes Sunday to NFL Season Opener   8 Sep, 2013

It was the Sept. 8 opening of the 2013 National Football League season and Blockbuster resigned...More>>

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A Blockbuster Is Hard to Find   3 Sep, 2013

Redbox has skillfully filled in, and taken over, the disc rental market as Blockbuster has pulled...More>>

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Rental Smackdown   3 Sep, 2013

HMM staffers explored the logistics of renting from Blockbuster in relation to Redbox and other...More>>

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Rentrak Ups Q1 Home Entertainment Operating Income    14 Aug, 2013

Rentrak Corp. said its home video revenue-sharing business reported first-quarter (ended June 30)...More>>

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Blockbuster to Shutter Another 100 Stores   6 Aug, 2013

Blockbuster LLC Aug. 6 said it plans to shutter 100 domestic stores during the current third...More>>

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Analyst: Rental Discs to ‘Be Around’ for Years   5 Aug, 2013

It may be a streaming world, but rental discs continue to be a home entertainment mainstay,...More>>

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Digiboo Comes to Houston   1 Aug, 2013

Santa Monica, Calif.-based Digiboo —which offers kiosk-based digital movie rentals and purchases...More>>

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Redbox Rents 3 Billionth Disc   30 Jul, 2013

Redbox rented its 3 billionth disc this month, just 16 months after renting its 2 billionth disc in...More>>

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NPD: Kiosk, Transactional VOD Usage Make Market Gains in 2013   25 Jul, 2013

Rental consumers increasingly chose kiosks and multichannel video distributors over...More>>

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