Netflix DVD rental service could be saved by a major rival

One of Netflix’s rivals is trying to buy a DVD rental division that is about to close.

Behind Hollywood reporter (opens in a new tab) (THR), Redbox – a movie-on-demand (VoD) and DVD rental company – has expressed interest in buying the DVD-oriented portion of Netflix. The revelation comes less than 48 hours after Netflix confirmed it was shutting down its DVD rental business in September 2023 after 25 years of operation. It was Netflix’s DVD rental service that put it on the map and ultimately paved the way for Netflix to reinvent the way we watch content at home, ushering in the streaming era.

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