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Dish Networks will be closing 300 Blockbuster video stores in an effort to further thin out the once powerful brand, and is advancing its plans to move Blockbuster's headquarters from Dallas, Texas to Meridian, Colorado where Dish's current operations are based.
Redbox has decided not to renew an agreement with Warner Brothers which allowed them to acquire movies directly the studio, instead they will purchase titles "through alternative means" -- meaning, retail. This might not turn out all bad though for customers,
On Christmas day Blockbuster will give away two free packs of AA or AAA batteries -- no purchase necessary. The stores will be open from noon until 10 p.m. and the batteries are available while supplies last. Blockbuster is hoping the promotion will get customers into stores on X-mas day to pick up a new movie or gaming title.
28 Days Later was a scary movie, sure, but 28 days later is an even scarier reality for Blockbuster. Starting tomorrow, that’s the amount of time that Warner Home Video will be delaying new releases to Blockbuster and other video stores. Home Media Magazine reports an agreement between the two sides giving Blockbuster access to new films, a full month before Redbox and Netflix, has expired.
Dish Network has taken the antiquated movie rental company Blockbuster and turned it into a completely relevant multi-service provider. Their newest announcement, Blockbuster Movie Pass, will provide streaming content to subscribers much like the service Netflix has been offering.
DISH Network may finally put Blockbuster in the streaming business to compete with Netflix. Although representatives for Dish have been quiet about the launch (apparently referred to as "A Stream Comes True), industry publication Home Media Magazine reports the service will be announced in a press conference on Friday, Sept. 23. H
First, Dish must do whatever they can to offer a monthly subscription-based streaming service exactly like Netflix. That means, none of this a-la-carte or PC-only business. Blockbuster should bite the bullet and offer as many titles as they can online with the goal of offering more mainstream and blockbuster titles than Netflix.
Blockbuster, now owned by DISH Network, has announced they will keep 1,500 stores open in the U.S. after a New York court approved closing of the stores under bankruptcy protection. The company says they have made agreements with the property owners to keep the stores running, which in effect employs 1,500 people.