SOURCE: Avis Budget Group, Inc.

August 12, 2008 10:02 ET

Avis and Budget Forms Alliance With Coby Electronics to Bring Entertainment on the Road With Flicks-To-Go™

Customers Can Now Rent Portable Coby DVD Players

PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwire - August 12, 2008) - Avis Budget Group today announced that Avis Rent A Car and Budget Rent A Car will team up with Coby Electronics to begin offering portable DVD players for rent at locations throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. The service, called Flicks-To-Go™, features Coby Electronics' TF-DVD 7050 portable DVD player that can be easily attached to the back of a car's headrest.

The Coby DVD player features a 7" LCD screen and plays DVDs, MP3s, CDs and CD-RWs, with built-in anti-skip circuitry. The unit offers the choice of speakers for multiple viewers or two high-quality headphones for private listening; customers may keep the headphones at the end of their rental. Coby's TF-DVD 7050 also features a rechargeable battery and is fully portable, offering entertainment both in and out of the car.

"We are dedicated to providing our customers with value and convenience," said Michael Caron, vice president of product and program development at Avis Budget Group, parent company of Avis and Budget. "Flicks-To-Go™ is one less item to pack when traveling that can make any trip more enjoyable, just the latest of the many conveniences we offer to enhance the overall rental experience."

Mark Farish, Head of Marketing for Coby Electronics, said, "Road trips and movies go hand-in-hand, especially when traveling with children. Our portable DVD player adds backseat entertainment for those traveling in the comfort of an Avis and Budget rental car, and the flexibility of taking movies and music anywhere during a trip."

Flicks-To-Go™ is available for $13.95 per day or $69.75 per week and can be requested at the counter or via the Avis reservation center at (800) 331-1212 (for reservations in the U.S.) and (800) 331-1084 (for reservations outside the U.S.) or the Budget reservation center at (800) 527-0700 (for reservations in the U.S.) and (800) 472-3325 (for reservations outside the U.S.). For more information and the participating locations visit, or

About Coby Electronics

Headquartered in Lake Success, New York, Coby is a manufacturer of quality consumer electronics products. Since its inception in 1990, Coby has risen through the ranks of the consumer electronics industry. Today, the company is redefining the way consumer electronics products are created, enhancing its ability to lead the industry through a challenging economy. With the understanding of its customers' needs and desires, Coby has developed a strategy of maintaining the lowest cost structure in the industry without compromising the quality of its products. Within the past decade, Coby's team of inventors, engineers and designers have earned a number of U.S. patents and design awards, with several additional patents pending. For more information, visit

About Avis Budget Group

Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NYSE: CAR) is a leading provider of vehicle rental services, with operations in more than 70 countries. Through its Avis and Budget brands, the Company is the largest general-use vehicle rental company in each of North America, Australia, New Zealand and certain other regions based on published airport statistics. Avis Budget Group is headquartered in Parsippany, N.J. and has more than 30,000 employees. For more information about Avis Budget Group, visit

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