Washington, D.C. 20549


                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT

                       Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
                       the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

                Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):

                                 August 16, 2004


                               RENTRAK CORPORATION
               (Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)

                 (State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)

                                (SEC File Number)

                        (IRS Employer Identification No.)

         One Airport Center
         7700 N.E. Ambassador Place
         Portland, Oregon                                    97220
         (Address of principal executive offices)           (Zip Code)

               Registrant's telephone number, including area code:

                                 (503) 284-7581

Item 12.  Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

            On August 16, 2004, Rentrak  Corporation  ("Rentrak") issued a press
release (the "earnings release") announcing its financial results for its fiscal
2005 first quarter ended June 30, 2004.

            This  discussion,  as  well as the  earnings  release  furnished  as
Exhibit 99.1 to this report, shall not be deemed "filed" for purposes of Section
18 of the Securities  Exchange Act of 1934 or  incorporated  by reference in any
filing under the Securities Act of 1933.


            99.1 Press release dated August 16, 2004.


            Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934,
the  registrant  has duly  caused  this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

                                    RENTRAK CORPORATION

Dated:  August 16, 2004             By:  /s/ Mark L. Thoenes
                                         Mark L. Thoenes
                                         Senior Vice President and
                                         Chief Financial Officer