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August 8, 2011

Blockbuster Express has teamed up with Boston Market for a dinner and a movie deal. Boston Market will offer a voucher for a one night $1 DVD rental with any meal purchased after 5 p.m.

July 26, 2011

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Blockbuster and Netflix may face new competition from Walmart, as the retailer announced that it will launch digital online movie rental and video streaming through its acquired Vudu service. 

The retailer is now offering 20,000 titles that can be viewed on almost any device with Internet access, from PCs to televisions to Sony's PlayStation3 and other Blu-Ray disc players.

July 14, 2011

MCKINNEY, Texas — Blockbuster is taking advantage of recent pricing changes at Netflix to lure customers over to its Total Access service. 

The company is offering Netflix customers who switch to one of Blockbuster's two most popular Total Access plans a 30-day free trial. After the free trial, customers will continue to receive Total Access for a new everyday price of only $9.99 per month for "1 Disc" at a time or $14.99 per month for "2 Discs" at a time, the company reported.

June 9, 2011

Blockbuster announced that it is rewarding good students with its "Good Grades, Free Rental" program.

May 3, 2011

Dish Network announced that it has named a president for its newly-acquired subsidiary, Blockbuster.

May 3, 2011

Dish Network announced that it has named a president for its newly-acquired subsidiary, Blockbuster.

April 19, 2011

A report Monday by the Wall Street Journal said that Dish Network Corp. will assume leases on more than 500 Blockbuster stores after it completes its acquisition of the video-rental chain.

April 19, 2011

A report Monday by the Wall Street Journal said that Dish Network Corp. will assume leases on more than 500 Blockbuster stores after it completes its acquisition of the video-rental chain.

April 6, 2011

Satellite television provider Dish Network was selected as the winner of a bankruptcy court auction for the assets of Blockbuster late Tuesday with a bid valued at $320 million, the company announced late that day.

April 5, 2011

Blockbuster's bankruptcy auction is set to stretch into a second day on Tuesday after preliminary talks between bidders and the chain's representatives dragged on late into Monday, a company spokesman said.

April 5, 2011

Blockbuster's bankruptcy auction is set to stretch into a second day on Tuesday after preliminary talks between bidders and the chain's representatives dragged on late into Monday, a company spokesman said.

April 4, 2011

Several bidders, including Dish Network Corp. and billionaire investor Carl Icahn, are ready to battle for Blockbuster at a bankruptcy auction in New York on Monday, the Associated Press reported.

April 4, 2011

Several bidders, including Dish Network Corp. and billionaire investor Carl Icahn, are ready to battle for Blockbuster at a bankruptcy auction in New York on Monday, the Associated Press reported.

March 30, 2011

A Wall Street Journal report on Monday said that, according to court filings, Blockbuster will start closing 186 more stores by the end of the month, bringing the number of its U.S. locations closed or slated for closure to 1,145, or more than a third of its total, since the video-rental chain filed for bankruptcy protection in September.

March 14, 2011

A Manhattan bankruptcy judge on Thursday has cleared the path for Blockbuster to sell itself to a group of hedge funds, preventing the movie rental chain from having to liquidate its assets.

March 3, 2011

Some landlords, vendors and other unsecured creditors of Blockbuster are objecting to Blockbuster's plan to sell itself because they fear they won't be paid what they are owed, according to the Associated Press.

February 22, 2011

Blockbuster said on Monday that it reached a $290 million deal to be bought out of bankruptcy by a group of investors.

January 18, 2011

Blockbuster has received an extension to Feb. 4 to file its restructuring plan in order to emerge from bankruptcy protection, according to a regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

November 23, 2010

DALLAS - Blockbuster has announced the launch of its first national television advertising campaign in three years. For the first time since 2007, the company will promote itself on every major network and cable networks with its campaign, "Less Waiting. More Watching." The 30-second spot debuted Nov. 22 on programs like NBC's "Today" show and ABC's "Dancing with the Stars: Finale."

October 28, 2010

Blockbuster announced its plans to hire approximately 4,000 seasonal employees to staff its Blockbuster stores...

October 28, 2010

Blockbuster announced its plans to hire approximately 4,000 seasonal employees to staff its Blockbuster stores...

September 24, 2010

DALLAS - Blockbuster announced that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York has granted approval of "First Day Motions" requested by the company to help enable it to conduct business in the ordinary course as it moves to recapitalize its balance sheet and substantially reduce debt.

September 24, 2010

DALLAS - Blockbuster announced that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York has granted approval of "First Day Motions" requested by the company to help enable it to conduct business in the ordinary course as it moves to recapitalize its balance sheet and substantially reduce debt.

September 23, 2010

New York City - Blockbuster filed for bankruptcy early Thursday morning in its latest attempt to overcome nearly $1 billion in debt. The chain filed for Chapter 11 protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. As part of its re-capitalization plan, Blockbuster said it would attempt to reduce its debt load to $100 million or less.

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