Redbox Confirms Subscription Service is Coming to Analysts

Posted by at 10:05 am on February 17, 2011

Redbox at an analyst presentation said its tentative movie streaming would follow the subscription model. In confirming the plans, President Mitch Lowe said it would follow a strategy similar to Netflix, where members would get the Internet streaming along with access to physical copies. Redbox wouldn’t mail discs but would instead give access through kiosks.

The rental outlet didn’t say how much a subscription cost, but past rumors had put it as low as $4 per month, which would be half of Netflix price and is unlikely price point.

Any service will launch with a partner to help supply the infrastructure, but Lowe declined to name which firm this might be. The LA Times speculated that Amazon might help as it was looking to get studio deals for its own Amazon Prime movie subscriptions.

Netflix still delivers a large part of its movies on discs due to limited streaming rights, but sheer demand for Internet video has pushed it to introduce stream-only plans and to focus most of its time landing online-focused deals where it knowingly sacrifices access to hard copies in return for better Internet deals.

1 Comment for “Redbox Confirms Subscription Service is Coming to Analysts”

  1. Bill Desire

    If they could bundle Hulu Plus with Redbox streaming for 8 bucks a month that might be worth it since I would probably never use the kiosks anyway.

Leave a Reply

Sign Up For Our Newsletter

Sign up to receive breaking news
as well as receive other site updates

Enter your Email


Preview | Powered by FeedBlitz

Log in

Copyright © 2008 - 2020 · StreetCorner Media , LLC· All Rights Reserved ·