Redbox and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Ink New Distribution Deal
Deal includes both Physical and Digital Access
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. and CHICAGO, Ill., Dec. 21, 2017 – Redbox, America’s destination for new-release home entertainment, today announced an extension to its distribution deal with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, making Universal Blu-ray Disc and DVD titles available for rental at Redbox® kiosks on the same day as retail sell through dates. The deal also makes digital content available through Redbox On Demand, now in public beta, via transactional video on demand (VOD) and electronic sell-through (EST).
“We are very pleased that our more than seven-year partnership with Universal has evolved into the best case for Redbox consumers, who will now be able to enjoy day-and-date access to Universal’s new releases across Redbox’s disc and digital services,” said Galen Smith, CEO of Redbox.
The revised deal starts with January titles, including American Made and Brad’s Status on January 2, 2018.
Redbox recently announced a new On Demand service, offering many of the same new-release movies available at the Box, and an expanded library of a growing collection of hit movies and TV shows for rental or purchase On Demand.
About Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE – www.uphe.com) is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios. Universal Studios is a part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.
With more than 5 billion rentals to date, Redbox is America’s leading source for affordable new release movie and video game rentals. Redbox offers DVD, Blu-ray Disc® and video-game rentals through the nation’s largest network of more than 41,500 conveniently located, self-service entertainment kiosks, and On Demand movies and TV shows, without a subscription. For more information, visit www.redbox.com.