Blockbuster, a Dish Network subsidiary, will end its retail and by mail DVD distribution operations by early-January 2014. The company will also close its approximately 300 remaining U.S.-based retail stores, as well as its distribution centers. The Blockbuster By Mail service will end mid-December.
Joseph P. Clayton (President and CEO, Dish Network): This is not an easy decision, yet consumer demand is clearly moving to digital distribution of video entertainment.
Over the past 18 months, Blockbuster has divested itself of assets in the United States, as well international assets, including operations in the United Kingdom and Scandinavia.
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