Originally Posted by TitusTroy
anybody know which movie studios have the 28 day delay for Redbox/Netflix etc...tried searching online but it's not clear...some articles state that in 2012 Warner Bros. changed the terms to a 56 day delay...but then others say that Redbox decided to buy the discs on their own through 3rd party sources so the delay is no longer in effect...but then I see titles like Godzilla with a 28 delay on Redbox so I'm confused...anyone know the current terms that Netflix, Redbox have in regards to new movie releases from individual studios?
Every one of Redbox’s major studio agreements is set to expire or come up for renewal in the next seven months. And Lionsgate’s five-year, $158 million distribution deal (first signed in mid-2009 and extended in mid-2011) already expired in August.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s agreement with Redbox runs through the end of September. First struck in mid-2009, the Sony agreement had Redbox paying the studio approximately $460 million for its discs over the life of the deal. Sony titles are available for rent the same day they’re available for sale at retail.
Universal Studios Home Entertainment agreed in early 2013 to continue supplying Redbox with discs — with a 28-day embargo on new release titles — through the end of 2014. Universal has an option to extend the agreement through the end of 2015.
Redbox’s agreement with 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment could run through late April 2015, at the studio’s discretion (Redbox estimated it will pay the studio nearly $395 million over the life of the agreement, which was first struck in mid-2010). New Fox titles have a 28-day delay for rental after street date.
Paramount Home Media Distribution’s deal (first struck in 2009) with Redbox runs through 2014, with Redbox estimating it would pay the studio $575 million over the life of the agreement. Paramount titles are available for rent the same day they’re available for sale.
Warner and Redbox came to terms in late 2012, with the studio agreeing to supply DVDs and Blu-rays to the kiosk operator through 2014, on the condition new release titles aren’t rented until 28 days after the retail release.
In mid-2012, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment imposed a 28-day delay on new disc releases for rental. Disney and Redbox currently do not have a content licensing agreement.