Who owns Blockbuster video?

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    9 years ago
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    BLOCKBUSTER L.L.C., founded in 1985 and headquartered in McKinney, Texas, is a leading global provider of in-home movie and game entertainment with over 5,000 stores throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia. The Company is one of the strongest and most recognizable entertainment brands in the world.

    Blockbuster's stores are a ubiquitous neighborhood feature attracting over 50 million customers annually. Company-operated stores are open 365 days a year generally from 10 a.m. to midnight. Merchandise selection, quantity and formats are customized at the store level to meet the needs and preferences of local customers.

    As the media entertainment industry has evolved, so too has BLOCKBUSTER. The Company is no longer just a chain of video stores. While transforming and diversifying its store-base continues as a company priority, BLOCKBUSTER now offers convenient access to media entertainment anywhere and any way consumers want it – whether in stores, by mail or digital download.

    BLOCKBUSTER is the only company to provide convenient access to media entertainment across multiple channels, recognizing that the same customer may choose different ways to access media entertainment on different nights. Whether a customer selects traditional stores, by-mail, vending or digital download, BLOCKBUSTER is uniquely positioned as the only provider to deliver entertainment content across all channels – today and into the future.

    On November 1, 2006, the Company introduced BLOCKBUSTER Total AccessTM, a movie rental program that gives online customers the option of exchanging their DVDs through the mail or returning them to a nearby participating BLOCKBUSTER store in exchange for free in-store movie rentals. With BLOCKBUSTER Total Access, customers no longer have to choose between renting online or renting in-store, and they never have to be without a movie. Blockbuster has the largest in-store presence of any company in the movie rental business, a growing online presence, and the capability -- currently, the only capability in the marketplace -- to integrate bricks-and-mortar with online.

    In addition to the BLOCKBUSTER Total Access exchange program, the Company also continues to offer a variety of in-store programs at all of its U.S. company-operated stores designed to meet customer's needs. This includes its in-store movie rental subscription program, BLOCKBUSTER Movie Pass®, the Company's BLOCKBUSTER Game Pass® rental subscription program and BLOCKBUSTER Rewards®, a loyalty program designed to provide Blockbuster's customers with free rentals based on their number of in-store rentals. Additionally, the Company offers movie and game trading.

    In 2011, the Company was purchased by DISH Network Corporation, through section 363 of the US Bankruptcy Code, following the filing of Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in September, 2010. BLOCKBUSTER now operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of DISH Network Corporation.

  • 9 years ago

    Blockbuster is under the parent company of Dish Network, a satellite TV provider. They are hoping to use this to add streaming video to their online shop to help compete with the live streaming Netflix offers.

  • 9 years ago

    Dish Networks

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    It's brimming with Lassie films and Hell TV only shows "Little House on the Prairie" reruns 24/7.... Let's not talk about Hell's record stores....yucks!!!

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