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R.I.P Blockbuster: stores and DVD service to end by 2014

Time to say a bittersweet goodbye to the video store. Dish Network has announced that it will be closing the remaining 300 Blockbuster franchise stores, as well as the company’s DVD by mail service, by early 2014, MarketWatch reported. The 28-year-old company has finally finished its slow decline after filing for bankruptcy in 2010 and undergoing debt acquisition by Dish Network in 2011. Blockbuster is slated to live on as a Dish On-Demand video service, called [email protected], which is currently available for eligible subscribers — overdue returns and bad summer jobs are not included.