Wednesday, Nov. 6 2013
ENGLEWOOD, Colo.(WRDW) -- DISH Network Corporation announced its subsidiary, Blockbuster L.L.C., will end its retail and by mail DVD distribution operations by early-January 2014, according to a press release.
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 of video entertainment," said Joseph P. Clayton, DISH president and chief executive officer, in a release. "Despite our closing of the physical distribution elements of the business, we continue to see value in the Blockbuster brand, and we expect to leverage that brand as we continue to expand our digital offerings."
The Blockbuster By Mail service will end mid-December and will serve existing customers until that time, according to the release.