Redbox Banking On Physical Locations
Redbox announced it has deployed digital video signage on the top of over 2,000 kiosks across the US, with nearly 4,000 expected total installations. Through a partnership with Velocity, A Managed Service Company, the new video screens give the company a powerful new way to partner with Hollywood studios to promote new release movies, its rapidly growing free streaming service, as well as provide advertising opportunities for national and hyper-local media campaigns that will be seen by millions of consumers in high traffic locations.
Velocity, which has expanded its footprint of digital signage networks, will source, operate, and support the Redbox signage network. The addition of the Redbox network enhances Velocity’s grocery presence, which was initiated by its acquisition of Impax Media, a checkout aisle digital signage network, in September 2020. Velocity has strategically developed its digital-out-of-home (DOOH) media portfolio to create cross-industry partnerships that connect high-impact environments for its advertising customers.
“The addition of Velocity screens gives us a powerful new way to promote new release titles with our content partners including all major Hollywood studios, as well as provide brands and studios a uniquely customizable out of home campaign, while also promoting our free streaming service and Redbox Entertainment originals in high trafficked locations,” said Galen Smith, CEO, Redbox. “We’ve already seen success with the screens we’ve tested to date, and we’re excited to see this quickly scale and potentially grow to additional kiosks in the future.”
“Velocity has been very bullish on the retail sector and is continuously seeking additional partnerships to grow within the industry. We are proud to partner with Redbox to deliver an industry-leading digital signage solution to enhance and elevate the existing Redbox kiosks,” said Greg Kiley, Chairman and CEO of Velocity. “Redbox is a formidable presence in the retail space, especially in national grocery stores. We look forward to helping Redbox expand its advertising capabilities.”
Direct ad sales for the new screens are handled by Redbox in partnership with Screenvision, and through connected programmatic exchanges.