It's curtains for Blockbuster's remaining U.S. stores and its disc-by-mail service. The once-dominant video rental company is closing all of its remaining U.S. stores within a couple of months. In addition to shutting down 300 retail locations, Blockbuster will cease its disc-by-mail offering. The company will continue to provide video-on-demand through its Blockbuster Now service, and its parent company—Dish Network—will retain the right to use the brand name.
Wal-Mart's Vudu and Apple's iTunes managed to fill the need for high-quality online-delivery of new releases, while Netflix dominates the streaming subscription market. Has anyone here used the Blockbuster Now service? Are you happy, sad, or indifferent now that this day has arrived?
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