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Disney Taps Brad Wilson for Key Streamers Marketing Post

The Walt Disney Company has named former Lending Tree exec Brad Wilson as executive vp performance marketing for the studio's direct-to-consumer streaming platforms.

Alaska’s Last Two Blockbuster Stores Closing

Alaska's last two Blockbuster video stores are calling it quits, leaving just one store open in the U.S.

H. Wayne Huizenga, Builder of the Blockbuster Video Chain, Dies at 80

He engineered the sale of the now-crippled business to Sumner Redstone's Viacom for $8.4 billion in 1994.

Ron Eisenberg, Home Video Pioneer, Dies at 73

Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos calls the ETD founder "a real inspiration"

Blockbuster Sells Mexico Stores for $31 Million

TV Azteca sister company Grupo Elektra acquires Dish Network's nationwide rental chain, which includes 320 stores.

Blockbuster U.K. to Close Down Completely on Dec. 16

The British video rental business couldn't source a buyer for their 91 outlets and 808 store employees before Christmas.

Blockbuster’s Last Movie Rental: ‘This Is the End’

The company rented out its final title on Saturday after announcing that it is closing its roughly 300 remaining stores by early 2014.

Bye, Bye Blockbuster: A Eulogy for the Three-Day Rental (Guest Column)

The once-ubiquitous chain shuts its doors today -- and with it goes an important chapter in movies as a communal experience.

Germany to Pass U.K. to Become Europe’s No. 1 Blu-ray Market

Home entertainment revenue in Germany is set to grow 6.4 percent to $2.2 billion this year with 32.2 million Blu-ray discs sold.

Dish Adds Fewer Subs as Earnings Drop in First Quarter

The satellite TV company, founded by Charlie Ergen, added 36,000 net new subscribers and said weaker Blockbuster results were a drag on revenue.

Blockbuster U.K. Sold to Investment Firm

Gordon Brothers will acquire 264 video and game rental stores two months after the company filed for insolvency protection.

Dish CEO on Hopper: ‘I Don’t Want to Kill Ads’

"I also don't want to put my head in the sand," said Charlie Ergen at the D: Dive Into Media conference.