While Netflix is happy to kowtow to Warner Brothers Studio's title-delaying demands, Redbox is having none of it. The curbside video rental chain just let its contract with WB expire over the issue—allowing Redbox to rent its WB catalog ahead of the competition.
The trouble started when WB tried to impose an additional four-week delay for rental and streaming companies—Netflix, Redbox, and Blockbuster—in order to help prop flagging DVD sales. That's on top of the current delay of 28 days, increasing the total wait time to a full two months.
Netflix has since agreed to those terms, the LA Times reports that Redbox did let its current contract expire citing customers' expectations of new releases in a timely manner.