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National News / Entertainment

Sunday, 10 November, 2013 6:39 PM

Blockbuster to End Domestic Retail, DVD By Mail Services

Blockbuster to close remaining U.S. company-owned stores, DVD By Mail services by early-January 2014

PHOTO BY JEROME RZUCIDLO / ©AMERICAJR.COM

This Blockbuster Video at 22264 Novi Rd. in Novi, Mich. is among 300 stores in the liquidation process.

 

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) today announced that its subsidiary, Blockbuster L.L.C., will end its retail and by mail DVD distribution operations by early-January 2014. The company will close its approximately 300 remaining U.S.-based retail stores, as well as its distribution centers.

"This is not an easy decision, yet consumer demand is clearly moving to digital distribution of video entertainment," said Joseph P. Clayton, DISH president and chief executive officer. "Despite our closing of the physical distribution elements of the business, we continue to see value in the Blockbuster brand, and we expect to leverage that brand as we continue to expand our digital offerings."

The Blockbuster By Mail service will end mid-December and will serve existing customers until that time.

Over the past 18 months, Blockbuster has divested itself of assets in the United States, as well international assets, including operations in the United Kingdom and Scandinavia. DISH will continue to support Blockbuster’s domestic and international franchise operations, relationships and agreements.

BLOCKBUSTER’S FUTURE

DISH will retain licensing rights to the Blockbuster brand, and key assets, including the company’s significant video library. DISH will focus on delivering the Blockbuster @Home service to DISH customers, and on its transactional streaming service for the general market, Blockbuster On Demand.

The Blockbuster @Home service offers over 15 movie channels including STARZ® Cinema, EPIX®, Sony Movie Channel, and Hallmark Movie Channel, plus over 20,000 movies and TV shows streamed to TVs, computers or iPads®. The service includes access to the Blockbuster @Home ‘app’ currently available to the millions of TVs served by DISH’s Hopper® Whole-Home HD DVR set-top box.

Available to anyone, Blockbuster On Demand is a transactional streaming video service offering thousands of movies viewable on connected devices including PCs, tablets, smartphones, Slingbox, Roku and select Samsung TVs and Blu-ray players. Consumers can learn more at www.blockbusternow.com.

About DISH

DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), through its subsidiary DISH Network L.L.C., provides approximately 14.014 million satellite TV customers, as of June 30, 2013, with the highest quality programming and technology with the most choices at the best value, including HD Free for Life®. Subscribers enjoy the largest high definition line-up, the most international channels, and award-winning HD and DVR technology. DISH Network Corporation is a Fortune 200 company. Visit www.dish.com.

Source: Blockbuster / Dish Network Corporation

Related Stories: Shoppers upset about the closing of the Borders Books flagship store; Nationwide Retailer InkStop Closes 150 Stores and Locks Employees Out. Court Orders Stores to Re-open and Begin Liquidation Sales; Circuit City Stores, Inc. Provides Update on Liquidity and Announces Store Closing Plan

 

 

PHOTO BY GLORIA RZUCIDLO / ©AMERICAJR.COM

The entire store is on sale

 

PHOTO BY JEROME RZUCIDLO / ©AMERICAJR.COM

DVDs are going for $1.99 or less

 

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Prices are discounted from 30 percent to 90 percent off original price

 

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The store will remain open until everything is gone

 

PHOTO BY GLORIA RZUCIDLO / ©AMERICAJR.COM

It is located at the intersection of Novi Road and 9 Mile Road.

 

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