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):

                                  April 1, 2005


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

                 (State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)

      0-15159                                         93-0780536
(Commission 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

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            On  April  1,  2005,  the  Compensation  Committee  of the  Board of
Directors  of  Rentrak  Corporation  (the  "Company")  approved  the  payment of
discretionary  cash incentive  bonuses to the Company's  executive  officers for
services during the Company's fiscal year ended March 31, 2005, as follows:

           Name                          Title                  Bonus Amount
           ----                          -----                  ------------
Tim Erwin                  Vice President, Customer Relations     $40,000
Ron Giambra                Senior Vice President, Theatrical       40,000
Marty Graham               Chief Operating Officer, PPT Division   40,000
Cathy Hetzel               Senior Vice President, OnDemand         40,000(1)
Kenneth Papagan            Executive Vice President, Business      42,500(1)
                           Development & Strategic Planning
Chris Roberts              Senior Vice President, Sales and        20,000
Mark Thoenes               Senior Vice President and Chief         20,000
                           Financial Officer
Amir Yazdani               Executive Vice President and Chief      42,500
                           Information Officer


(1) Includes  amounts  approved in  accordance  with the terms of the  Company's
employment  agreements  with Ms.  Hetzel and Mr.  Papagan,  which  provided  for
minimum cash bonuses in the amounts of $22,000 and  $30,000,  respectively,  for
services during the period beginning July 1, 2004, through December 31, 2004. In
addition, under the employment agreements,  Ms. Hetzel and Mr. Papagan were paid
cash  bonuses in the amounts of $22,000  and  $30,000,  respectively,  for their
services  during the first quarter of the Company's  fiscal year ended March 31,

            The  information   contained  in  this  report  should  be  read  in
conjunction  with  the  information  set  forth  under  the  caption  "Executive
Compensation"  in the  Company's  Proxy  Statement  relating  to its 2004 Annual
Meeting  of  Shareholders,  which  is  available  at the  Company's  web site at
www.rentrak.com  and  the  Securities  and  Exchange  Commission's  web  site at



            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:  April 7, 2005               By:  /s/ Paul A. Rosenbaum
                                         Paul A. Rosenbaum
                                         Chairman, President and Chief Executive