Blockbuster And NCR To Launch DVD Vending Kiosks

Posted: Aug 5 2008, 11:13am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 9:53am CDT, in News | Home Entertainment

 
/* Story Top Left 2010 300x250, created 7/15/10 */ google_ad_slot = "8340327155";

Buy This Now On Amazon

Blockbuster Video is intent on competing on all fronts when it comes to DVD rentals. When it perceived Netflix and its online model to be a threat, Blockbuster launched its own online rental service. Redbox kiosks are the next target for Blockbuster with a recent announcement that Blockbuster and NCR will be launching DVD vending kiosks.

The kiosks will be launched in small numbers in a pilot program before possibly being rolled out nationwide. Blockbuster says that 50 kiosks will be launched in Q3 2008. At first Blockbuster says that the kiosks will be used for rentals, but could be upgraded in the future for game sales, digital downloads and movie sales. The locations and markets for the first 50 units has not been announced at this time.

"With NCR's advanced technology, these machines will dispense a wide array of DVDs and could offer digital downloading in the future, all under the Blockbuster brand," said Jim Keyes, Blockbuster chairman and CEO. "This initial rollout provides consumers increasingly convenient access to their favorite movies and is one more step in the fulfillment of our mission to transform Blockbuster into a multi-channel provider of media entertainment."

Via Blockbuster

Holiday Gift Guides and Deals

Get your Holiday gifting inspired by Best Toy Gifts with High STEM Value and the Top 10 toy gifts under $10 if you are on budget. The most popular Holiday 2017 toy list include Fingerlings, Crate Creatures and more. Don't miss the new Holiday deals on Amazon Devices, including $29.99 Fire tablet.

This story may contain affiliate links.

This free App Solves You Holiday Shopping Problem


Download the free Tracker app now to get in-stock alerts on Fingerling, Luvabella, SNES Classic and more.

Latest News

Comments

The Author

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/3" rel="author">Shane McGlaun</a>
Tech and Car expert Shane McGlaun (Google) reports about what's new in these two sectors. His extensive experience in testing cars, computer hardware and consumer electronics enable him to effectively qualify new products and trends. If you want us review your product, please contact Shane.
Shane can be contacted directly at shane@i4u.com.

 

 

Advertisement

comments powered by Disqus