After years of clinging to life, Dish Network has announced it will pull the plug on its remaining 300 Blockbuster Video brick-and-mortar locations by early next year, signaling another death knell to the age of home video rental.
The once-booming business of renting movies from brick-and-mortar Blockbuster stores will be obsolete by early next year, parent company DISH Network announced today. The video chain only had around 300 retail stores still open in the U.S., all of which will shutter by January along with Blockbusters distribution centers.
Blockbuster has definitely seen better days, but now it’s starting to seem downright desperate. According to a recent report from Bloomberg, Blockbuster is reportedly gearing up to sell mobile phones alongside the Milk Duds at its brick-and-mortar stores.
Probably the biggest surprise to be found in Bloomberg’s piece is that Blockbuster still has 850 retail locations up and running.
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