More Bad News For Blockbuster Video
2012) -- How long will Dish
Network continue to support Blockbuster Video?
how Dish seems to be pulling away from its commitment to the
ailing video chain. (Dish purchased the company in a bankruptcy
auction last spring.) And now comes word from the web site
Zatz Not Funny
that Blockbuster apparently is pulling its Video on Demand app
from TiVo DVRs, effective March 31.
The site quotes an e-mail sent to one TiVo/Blockbuster user:
have some good news and some bad news. The bad news is that, as
of 3/31/12, the Blockbuster app will no longer be available on
your TiVo DVR. We are updating our technology platform and will
not be able to continue supporting your device. You won’t be
able to watch movies from Blockbuster On Demand on your device,
but you can still watch on any of our other devices or stream
via PC or Mac," the e-mail stated.
And that's not all.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch
reports that 10 of the 26 Blockbuster stores in its market are
in the process of closing. A Dish spokeswoman tells the
newspaper that only 'profitable' stores will stay in business.
Dish has said previously that it plans to close non-profitable
Blockbuster stores, but it appears that it's not wasting any
time doing so.