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Still Making It a 'Blockbuster Night'   1 Aug, 2017

A million people are expected to invade central Oregon for the total solar eclipse Aug. 21. If...More>>

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Netflix's 15th Anniversary Going Public    23 May, 2017

Netflix became a publicly held company 15 years ago on May 23, 2002. Its market capitalization...More>>

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Irish Video Chain Xtra-vision Liquidating    27 Jan, 2016

Netflix and Amazon Prime Video’s global expanse has claimed another retail victim. Irish video...More>>

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Irish Rental Chain Xtra-vision Shuttering 28 Stores   23 Nov, 2015

Irish video retail and rental chain Xtra-vision Ltd. is closing 28 of its remaining 90 stores — a...More>>

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A New Blockbuster   23 Mar, 2015

Redbox’s power in the physical rental business rivals defunct Blockbuster Video.More>>

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Home Video Pioneer Ron Eisenberg Passes Away   11 Nov, 2014

Ron Eisenberg, an early advocate of VHS movie rentals, reportedly died Oct. 31 at his home in...More>>

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9/10: Packaged Media's Forgotten Milestone    7 Sep, 2014

The day before hijacked American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175 slammed into the...More>>

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Blockbuster Not Coming Back in the U.K.   6 Mar, 2014

Turns out the Blockbuster resurrection in the U.K. might have been wishful thinking or a hoax. Dish...More>>

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Blockbuster Lives On in the U.K.   27 Feb, 2014

Dish has quietly licensed the Blockbuster brand to Crash Entertainment Group in the U.K. CEG, which...More>>

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Dish’s Three-Year Blockbuster Adventure: $91 Million Loss   21 Feb, 2014

Dish Network’s three-year ownership of video rental icon Blockbuster resulted in a cumulative net...More>>

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TDC Acquires Blockbuster Name Rights in Denmark   20 Jan, 2014

TDC Group Jan. 20 said it has acquired the Danish rights to the Blockbuster name. The Danish...More>>

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Blockbuster Sells Mexican Subsidiary   14 Jan, 2014

Blockbuster LLC Jan. 14 said it has completed the sale of Blockbuster Mexico to Grupo Elektra, a...More>>

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Blockbuster Bows Holiday Clearance Deals   6 Dec, 2013

Blockbuster LLC, which is shuttering all corporate-owned stores by early next year, has launched an...More>>

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Blockbuster U.K. Headed for Shutdown   5 Dec, 2013

Blockbuster U.K., a former unit of Blockbuster LLC., is set to cease operations after 24 years...More>>

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Blockbuster Posts $23.4M Third-Quarter Operating Loss   12 Nov, 2013

Blockbuster LLC Nov. 12 reported a third-quarter (ended Sept. 30) operating loss of $23.4 million,...More>>

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Dish Closing All Its U.S. Blockbuster Stores   6 Nov, 2013

Dish Network Corp. has decided to close all its remaining U.S. Blockbuster stores, including its...More>>

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Death of Blockbuster Was Only a Matter of Time   6 Nov, 2013

With Dish finally making the announcement all of us knew was coming, even though we might not have...More>>

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Ron Castell, Long-Time Blockbuster Executive, Dies at 75   1 Nov, 2013

James Ronald “Ron” Castell, who helped Blockbuster Video grow from a handful of stores to a...More>>

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Blockbuster Cedes Sunday to NFL Season Opener   8 Sep, 2013

It was the Sept. 8 opening of the 2013 National Football League season and Blockbuster resigned...More>>

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Rental Smackdown   3 Sep, 2013

HMM staffers explored the logistics of renting from Blockbuster in relation to Redbox and other...More>>

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