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Summit Inks Deal With Redbox

Agreement allows dollar-rentals giant direct access to studio’s home entertainment titles.

Summit Entertainment has inked a two-year deal allowing dollar-rentals giant Redbox direct access to its home entertainment titles, effective Jan. 1.

In an ironic twist, Universal — which has been sued by Redbox for refusing even to let wholesalers provide new-release DVDs to the kiosk king — distributes Summit titles on shiny disc. Redbox claims the policy runs afoul of antitrust regulations.

Summit’s deal provides Redbox access to its titles in exchange for a pledge not to resell the discs.

Read more at the Hollywood Reporter.