Posts tagged as: Blockbuster

Blockbuster Closing Remaining U.S. Stores and Ending Mail Distribution

DISH Network Corporation 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 […]

Dish Network Plans Cellphone Sales at Blockbuster

Blockbuster is planning to diversity its business into mobile phone sales as a test for owner Dish Network’s planned entry into the wireless business, according to sources familiar with the matter. The effort will begin in Blockbuster’s 850 surviving retail locations shortly, with the once-giant movie-rental business selling phones from Verizon Wireless, Sprint, and T-Mobile. […]

Blockbuster is Lowering Movie Rental Prices

Blockbuster, which recently sold to Dish, has now revealed that it has lowered retail, in-store rental prices of DVDs as of May 27. Old titles will cost 99 cents per day, new releases have dropped to $1.99 for the first day, and just-released films now cost $2.99. Each additional day costs 99 cents. For a […]

Dish Buys Blockbuster

Dish said Wednesday that it had won an auction to buy Blockbuster. The satellite TV provider said it had offered $320 million, about $228 million of which was in cash, to beat out competitors like investor Carl Icahn and SK Telecom. Bids had gotten as high as $310.6 million, from Icahn, before Dish landed the […]

Blockbuster On Demand Coming to Droid X

Verizon Wireless said it is expanding the mobile video choices for its smartphone customers with the introduction of Blockbuster On Demand presented by V CAST Video. The application will be available first for Droid X,customers and will offer them access to hundreds of new releases from Blockbuster. Built to take advantage of the video capabilities […]

Samsung Adds Facebook and Google Maps Apps to Their Connected TVs

Building on what they showed at CES this year, Samsung today announced the introduction of Facebook and Google Maps to Samsung Apps (web launches in July 2010), where users can download apps directly from all 2010 Samsung Blu-ray Players, Blu-ray Home Theater systems, and the majority of Samsung TVs with screen sizes 40 inches and […]

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