Netflix Customers Wait for Warners

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Warner Bros.' yesterday resolved its tiff with Netflix over a sales-only window for its new DVD and Blu-ray titles, and it's a doozy: Customers will now have to wait four weeks after new WB releases hit stores before they can rent them. It's the first deal of its kind for any studio, and not likely the last as the majors scramble to stop hemorrhaging home-video revenues. Warners had already withheld from Redbox for a month; look for fellow kiosk holdouts Universal and Fox to follow suit with Netflix as renegotiations come due. And, I guess, push your home-viewing plans for The Book of Eli back a month. [Variety]



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