Summary Box: Redbox, Universal renew deal

RENEWAL: Cut-rate rental DVD kiosk operator Redbox will continue to carry movies made by Universal Pictures 28 days after discs are made available for sale.

HOW LONG: A new deal extends through August 2014 a pact first made in April 2010.

THE TENSIONS: Hollywood studios have differing views of how long Redbox, a subsidiary of Coinstar Inc., must wait after discs are released for sale. Some worry that consumers will rent instead of buying discs, which cuts into profits, while other studios don’t see a negative impact from renting and selling at the same time.