Redbox Running Short on Fox, Warner, Universal Movies

Blames studio, retail restrictions

Last Updated: December 4, 2009 @ 8:36 AM

Redbox is having trouble stocking discs from the three studios it is battling in court — 20th Century Fox, Universal and Warner Bros. — and is blaming restrictions from retailers.

The fast-growing $1-per-night DVD kiosk company made the new allegation in amended versions of its lawsuits against Fox and Warner filed this week. The Fox complaint accuses the studio of "tortious interference" and "unfair competition," alleging that it played a role in forcing retailers — identified in a Securities and Exchange filing released today as Best Buy, Wal-Mart and Target — to restrict the number of DVDs that Redbox can purchase to as few as three at a time.

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