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  • Blockbuster LLC, also known as Blockbuster and formerly Blockbuster Video Entertainment Inc., was an American-based provider of home movie and video game rental services, originally through video rental shops, later adding DVD-by-mail, streaming, video on demand and cinema theater. At its peak in 2004, Blockbuster had up to 60,000 employees and more than 9,000 stores. Due to competition from companies such as Netflix and Redbox, Blockbuster lost significant revenue and filed for bankruptcy on September 23, 2010. On April 6, 2011, the company and its remaining 1,700 stores were bought by satellite television provider Dish Network at auction for $233 million and the assumption of $87 million in liabilities and other obligations. The acquisition was completed on April 26, 2011. Dish closed 200 branches in July 2011, 500 more in the first half of 2012 and another 300 in 2013. In November 2013, it was announced that the remaining 300 company-owned stores would close. The company's DVD-by-mail rental ceased operations as well.

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  • 1-(866) 692-2789
  • Signing up or learning more about services
  • 1-(866) 692-2789
  • Questions about Blockbuster By Mail or Online Purchases
  • 1-(800) 406-6843
  • Questions regarding Blockbuster Store membership
  • 1-(866) 574-3888
  • Canceling online account

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