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Redbox Instant’s full launch won’t be until spring 2013

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Launch Date of Redbox

It looks like the rumor mill was a little off this time — Verizon’s Redbox Instant won’t be launching this month, as was previously speculatedbut rather in 2013. However, its public beta should be good to go within the next few weeks.

Verizon chairman and CEO Lowell McAdam announced today at an investor conference that after public beta testing the commercial launch of the video streaming and DVD rental service should kick off either at the end of 2013’s first quarter or the beginning of the second quarter, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“We are in the process of internal employee beta testing right now and we are very pleased with the progress,” McAdam said at the conference. “I think later this month into the first part of January, we will open it up to customers but in a beta sort of format so that we can shake out any kinks that are left in the process.”

Redbox Instant is a joint venture that was announced in February between Verizon and Coinstar — the company that owns the Redbox DVD rental business. The companies have worked on developing an on-demand video streaming service with DVD rentals, much like what Netflix offers. They had originally expected to introduce the new service in the second half of 2012.

source – cnet


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    A Wide Open Letter To Lowell McAdams

    Local 1101, CWA

    275 Seventh Avenue (17th Floor) New You are able to, NY 10001

    (212) 633-2666 FAX: (212) 633-8337

    E-Mail: [email protected]

    Angel Feliciano, Executive Vice-Leader

    A wide open letter to Lowell McAdams

    Inside your number of “Hard Hitting” advertisements, you mention numerous valid points, Lowell, so let’s discuss them.

    You point out that our contracts were discussed when individuals still used rotary phones. That’s true, Lowell, you had been many years old whenever we discussed our first contract in 1961. But our contract is continuing to grow and developed because the technology and also the corporation have become. Our contract may be the product of numerous discussions, many sacrifices, and, yes Lowell, many cooperative choices. It’s the product of sweat, and tears, and, yes Lowell, bloodstream – in 1989 your scabs wiped out our picketers, would you know the title Gerry Horgan?

    You state that Verizon employees should lead more toward Healthcare, The number of several weeks perhaps you have allocated to a picket line to cover individuals benefits? The number of occasions perhaps you have deferred your income to cover your benefits? Ivan and the wife can get free medical benefits for existence, most likely you also! $ 6000 dollars in rates might not be a great deal to you, in the end, at the level of salary it’s a couple of minutes of your energy, but one parent, or perhaps a mind of the household battling to satisfy their bills, to give their loved ones, to look after them, it might result in the distinction between the American Dream or even the American nightmare. Our kids aren’t born having a silver spoon within their mouths they’re born hungry for a bit of the American dream.

    Yes, Lowell, a really few employees get free medical, but, is the fact that something to are proud of? Within the world’s wealthiest, most effective country the healthcare delivery system ranks 37th on the planet, below nations like Panama And Nicaragua ,, Chile, Cyprus, and Iceland, due to greedy individuals like you. It isn’t something to are proud of when employees must choose from needed treatment and having to pay their mortgage, when seniors must choose from eating or getting their needed medicines.

    You discuss inflexible work rules, but don’t mention that they are set up to prevent abuses. Not just one us dot, not just one comma, not just one sentence within our contract was put there due to your fair and ethical management of our People. Yes, Lowell we’ve Employment. Are you aware why it’s there? Does incentive regulation mean almost anything to you? Request Ivan about the inability to have it without our help. Which was area of the cost we taken care of that employment. Without them your relaxation from the sharks running the corporation would hire and fire when needed to control your main point here, because we realize that human existence means hardly any to the conclusion.

    You mention inside your advertisements just how much you care and wish to serve your clients, is the fact that why you’ve abandoned your copper network, which serves all your clients in a single capacity or any other? Is the fact that how you get permitted repair and installation occasions to escalate over the top? Is the fact that why you’ve selected to skim the cream, and ignore citizens through the condition who would like Fios? Is the fact that why our clients must cope with contract employees in India and also the Philippines who neither know or understand their demands?

    Lowell, would you know the word “Ma Bell”? Are you aware where which comes from? Will it matter that previously our organization (yes Lowell, it’s our too!) was considered a benevolent employer who required proper care of its people? That’s prior to the sharks came. Would you know the credo “No job is really important with no services are so urgent that people cannot make time to perform our work safely”, yet today we use dilapidated trucks, damaged equipment and tools, deteriorated and abandoned rods, insufficient safety equipment, and so forth?

    Lowell, you forget to say the BILLIONS in profits you are making, and invest overseas. You forget to say your $10 Big payment to Vodafone. Are you aware the number of contracts that will purchase? The number of hungry children that will feed? The number of jobs that may create within this country?

    Don’t forget forget it’s core money that compensated to construct your wireless network, taken care of mergers and purchases, and continues to cover your Fios build.

    One further point, Lowell, this letter wasn’t compiled by a multi-billion dollar hack for any PR firm, it had been compiled by a person whose heart still has the ability to love, of looking after, to dream – does yours?

    Executive Vice-Leader,

    Angel Feliciano

    Local 1101, CWA

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