Redbox sealed content agreements with WarnerMedia and Sony Pictures Television, to acquire a slate of titles from the major companies. The ad-supported streaming company's latest deals mark its first ever major studio acquisitions for its AVOD platform, with select titles from WarnerMedia and Sony Pictures being added to Redbox Free On Demand.
“WarnerMedia and Sony Pictures both have amazing film catalogs which our audience will enjoy for hours on end, and they will be completely free,” said Galen Smith, CEO of Redbox. “We look forward to growing the number of films offered through our AVOD streaming service from both studios in the coming months. Last month, Redbox entered into an agreement with Lionsgate, in which Redbox added the so-called "mini-major" studio's select archival titles to its AVOD library, while Lionsgate theatrically distributes Redbox original movies. Prior to that deal, the Redbox AVOD library was largely comprised of independent and foreign-produced acquisitions."
The acquisitions are the latest step of expansion for Redbox, which struck a deal with Fremantle at the start of this month, which will see the producer-distributor’s FAST channels including BUZZR, The Price Is Right: The Barker Era and the Baywatch channel become available. "The Astronaut’s Wife," "Collateral Damage" and "The Long Kiss Goodnight" are among the WarnerMedia first movies heading to Redbox, with monthly updates to the line-up. Redbox has also obtained AVOD rights to SPT movies including "Resident Evil: Retribution," "Underworld: Evolution," "We Own The Night" and "Universal Soldier: Day Of Reckoning."
Additional Warner Bros. titles coming to Redbox’s free streaming service include "Transcendence," "Arthur," "Contact," "No Reservations," "The Upside of Anger," "City By The Sea," "Ready to Rumble," "City of Angels," "Pleasantville," "The Postman," "Boogie Nights," "Forever Young," among many others. The companies offers a variety of VOD, AVOD, and FAST offerings, credited for raising the stock by 32% since its 25th Oct. debut on the Nasdaq.
WarnerMedia and Sony Pictures both have amazing film catalogs which our audience will enjoy for hours on end, and they will be completely free. We look forward to growing the number of films offered through our AVOD streaming service from both studios in the coming months. ” Galen Smith CEO, Redbox