Blockbuster has discontinued its DVD mail service, not long after the company announced that most of its stores would close.
The company listed the following on the frequently-asked-questions section of its website:
Why is Blockbuster discontinuing the DVD by mail service?
While this is a difficult decision, we all recognize that consumer demand has moved away from the disc rental business to video-on-demand and the digital distribution of video entertainment. Last year DISH Network introduced Blockbuster@Home which we believe is the most comprehensive movie service available including 15 movie channels, new releases on demand, over 20,000 movies and TV shows available on line and streamed to your devices.
Why did DISH acquire Blockbuster if it closed its stores and by mail service?
DISH Network acquired the assets of Blockbuster in April 2011 through a bankruptcy auction. We recognized that the entertainment landscape was changing, and we believe that Blockbuster will continue to evolve its online delivery. As such, the Blockbuster@Home and Blockbuster On Demand services are available today to Blockbuster members. These two products will provide Blockbuster members with virtually all the services members received through retail stores and by mail.
When will the last day be for DVD delivery?
Memberships will continue to renew until November 13th, from that time forward, no new renewals will be processed. All customers will continue to receive service through the end of their individual service month. The service will shut down approximately December 13, 2013.
Is Blockbuster going completely out of business?
No. Blockbuster is phasing out of the physical rental and retail business. The Blockbuster@Home and Blockbuster On Demand services will remain available to customers. These two products will provide Blockbuster members with virtually all services received through retail stores and by mail. www.Blockbuster.com/athome for more information.
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