Six Questions: Blockbuster CEO Jim Keyes

I always am intrigued by how open some of these CEO’s will be in these Q&A’s. Here is the head of Blockbuster, who isn’t shy about blaming Viacom for their debt and bragging about their not having the 28-day new release window.

Blockbuster’s strategy to be a multichannel entertainment solution is strongly supported by our studio partners, and we believe those strong relationships can translate to kiosks as well. We think the 28-day window for new releases that we enjoy reflects that studio perspective and is a huge competitive advantage for us. As customers expect to find a uniform experience wherever they see the Blockbuster logo, we are eager to work with the studios and NCR to negotiate for early release across all of our platforms — stores, digital, mail and kiosks.