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 of parent company Dish Network, although the company expects to expand this over time.

Blockbuster also disclosed that it plans to launch a Facebook app to allow films to be watched via the social media site. The app will be focused on transactional digital rentals and play back through a player embedded into Facebook.