MUMBAI: Redbox Automated Retail filed a suit in Delaware Federal Court against Warner Home Video on 18 August, 2009, to protect consumers’ rights to access new release DVDs.
Redbox filed the action in response to new distribution terms imposed by Warner Home Video that would prohibit Redbox from providing consumers access to Warner Home Video titles until at least 28 days after public release.
"Warner Home Video’s actions come at the expense of consumers. Redbox remains committed to providing our customers the new release DVDs they want, where they want and at the low price they want. Standing behind our commitment, Redbox will continue to offer our consumers access to all major new releases including Warner Home Video at our more than 15,000 locations nationwide," said Redbox president Mitch Lowe.
A number of studios also have shown support for Redbox. Last week, Redbox signed a multi-year distribution agreement with Lionsgate. A similar distribution agreement with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) was reached in July.
"Redbox continues to forge winning relationships with a number of studios that increase studio exposure, ensure Redbox customers receive access to more titles and support Redbox’s commitment to providing consumers timely, convenient and affordable access to new release DVDs," said Lowe.