• Blockbuster has collapsed into administration

    Blockbuster collapses into administration


    Entertainment specialist Blockbuster has plunged into administration, making it the third large retailer to hit the buffers in a week following the collapse of Jessops and HMV.

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    Retailers and landlords: Lease conflict time bomb


    Retailers and landlords remain in disputes over pre-packs, downscaling, and now monthly rents. Meanwhile, a lease time bomb is ticking, warns Mark Faithfull. However, it could spell good news for retailers.

  • News

    Blockbuster unveils year end results


    Blockbuster has unveiled its results for the year to December 31, 2011 confirming it plans to close 500 underperforming rental stores during the first half of 2012. This number accounts for about one-third of the retailer’s US store portfolio. Blockbuster’s new parent company Dish Network reported an 11% increase ...

  • Blockbuster is pushing customer acquisition in the face of new competition

    Blockbuster Two Weeks Free Movies

    January 27 2012

    Blockbuster is one retailer that’s not had an easy time of it over the last couple of years, as new services such as Lovefilm and streaming service Netflix are muscling in on its territory.

  • Netflix is to launch in the UK in 2012

    Netflix to launch in UK next year


    Netflix, the on-demand film specialist, is to launch a streaming service in the UK and Republic of Ireland in 2012.

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    Blockbuster UK posts profits fall


    DVD rental chain Blockbuster UK profits slumped from £4.6m to £1.7m in the year to January 2.

  • News

    Blockbuster launches subscription movie service


    Blockbuster has launched its own subscription movie service which it claims will compete against rival Netflix. Blockbuster Movie Pass will be available from October 1 for a monthly subscription of $10 (£6.40). The service includes DVD movies, TV shows and video games. It will be launched initially to customers ...

  • News

    Canadian Blockbuster closes its remaining stores


    Blockbuster in Canada, which went into receivership in May, is to shut down all its remaining stores after failing to find a suitable purchaser. This follows the disposal of 140 stores earlier in the year. Blockbuster is now winding down the video store’s operations and closing the remaining 253 ...

  • Opinion

    A question of entertainment


    It seems like entertainment retailers are under siege from all directions.

  • Netflix

    Entertainment shift puts Amazon and Netflix top

    May 6 2011

    The shifts in the way we purchase and consume entertainment products was again thrown into stark relief as upbeat quarterly results from Amazon and Netflix contrasted cruelly with stories of investors picking over Blockbuster and HMV.