Warner Bros. pushing movie delays from 28 to 56 days for Netflix, Redbox and Blockbuster?

| January 18, 2012

While HBO is reportedly not supplying DVDs instantly to its rival Netflix, Warner Bros. is obviously flexing its muscle by working out agreements that demise keep new release movies away from Blockbuster, Netflix and Redbox renters. This news comes from anonymous sources dropping a ten cents in the ear of AllThingsD’s Peter Kafka, who reports the arrangements volition be announced at CES, not slow after Warner extended the window on the side of Blockbuster to match the other two. This advice comes at the same time Time Warner’s CFO John Martin remarked immediately after “alternate” distribution channels as a distance for it to move through a further challenging home video market. That way the company is focusing on things like age-and-date VOD releases with disc which it’s seeking to protect from emulation by cut-rate rental services like these three, to be expected by leveraging their desire for satisfaction to feed streaming movie offerings. According to Home Media Magazine, he believes the results has “got to embrace these higher skirt opportunities” — which is probably going to license just the older flicks in its 7,000 movie abyss of waters library for the rest of us difficult to watch via subscription or $1~ rentals.


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  1. Polly says:

    I understand that Warner Bros is just trying to salvage their dying DVD sales numbers, but I don’t think delaying their titles is going to help that much. I know that I won’t mind waiting a bit longer because I already have tons to choose from with my Blockbuster Movie Pass. Seeing as I can stream thousands of titles and rent DVD’s, Blu-ray’s and video games, I don’t even think I’ll notice a delay because I’m constantly finding titles to add to my existing queue. For those who subscribe to Netflix and make regular Redbox stops, I can certainly see how this could affect them because these companies just don’t offer all that much to start. I can also see this as a time where people would try DISH’s offer of the Blockbuster Movie Pass free for 3 months. I didn’t need all 3 months to see the value in the Blockbuster Movie Pass and I decided well before my trial was over that I would keep it because it’s only $10 a month. I hope that Warner Bros changes their minds, and while I tend to my work with DISH, I know that Warner Bros decision won’t affect me.