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Redbox Adds to AVOD Library with Oscilloscope Labs Deal

Oscilloscope Labs' 'We Need to Talk About Kevin'
Oscilloscope Labs' 'We Need to Talk About Kevin' (Image credit: Oscilloscope Labs)

Redbox has announced a deal with Oscilloscope Labs to add "hundreds of hours" of movies to its AVOD platform, Redbox Free On Demand.

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Films highlighted in the deal include We Need to Talk About Kevin, a 2011 festival circuit darling featuring a Golden Globe-nominated performance from Tilda Swinton as a mother of a disturbing young son; 2009 Iraq war drama The Messenger featuring Woody Harrelson and Steve Buscemi; and Howl, a 2015 title starring James Franco and focused on the 1957 obscenity trial of the 20th-century American poet Allen Ginsberg. 

"Oscilloscope has created some of the most innovative content in Hollywood," said Chris Yates, general manager, Redbox On Demand, in a statement. "We're thrilled to bring hundreds of hours of their movies to our Redbox customers completely free."

Redbox Entertainment is about to go public again through a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). The management team, led CEO Galen Smith, believes the company can leverage a multi-platform digital business including TVOD, FAST and AVOD platforms, based on its 40 million loyal DVD kiosk users. 

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