Entries in 'Blockbuster' (108)

Blockbuster up for auction

Blockbuster up for auction

US entertainment chain Blockbuster has reportedly agreed to sell itself to consortium Cobalt Video Holdco, though its future as a business remains very much open to speculation.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 22nd 2011 at 8:24AM in News
Blockbuster sells GT5 for 99p

Blockbuster sells GT5 for 99p

After five long years, Gran Turismo fans will be able to pick up the eagerly awaited fifth instalment in the racing series for just under a quid.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Nov 23rd 2010 at 5:11PM in News
Blockbuster back on the offensive

Blockbuster back on the offensive

After the most traumatic year in the chain’s history, rental and entertainment retailer Blockbuster is bursting back into life in the US with its first nationwide advertising campaign since 2007.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 22nd 2010 at 8:43AM in News
ANALYSIS: The future of Blockbuster UK

ANALYSIS: The future of Blockbuster UK

As Premier League football clubs prove on a yearly basis, having a lot of debt doesn’t necessarily mean you are a bad business.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 15th 2010 at 2:09PM in News

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Blockbuster UK comes out fighting

Blockbuster UK comes out fighting

Blockbuster UK is on the offensive following the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of its US parent.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 8th 2010 at 12:41PM in News
Blockbuster files for bankruptcy

Blockbuster files for bankruptcy

As predicted last month, after a prolonged period of uncertainty US rental firm Blockbuster has finally filed for bankruptcy protection.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 23rd 2010 at 1:14PM in News
Blockbuster bankruptcy draws closer

Blockbuster bankruptcy draws closer

Following predictions earlier this month, Blockbuster has apparently informed a number of its key partners that it will be entering into a “pre-planned bankruptcy” agreement in mind-September.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 27th 2010 at 11:56AM in News
Blockbuster preparing for bankruptcy

Blockbuster preparing for bankruptcy

The long and drawn-out demise of US rental giant Blockbuster looks to be reaching a conclusion with predictions that the retailer could file for bankruptcy as soon as the end ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 11th 2010 at 11:25AM in News

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Pure Football price cut to £9.99

Pure Football price cut to £9.99

Budget multiformat game Pure Football has been advertised by Blockbuster for £9.99 – less than two months after it hit store shelves.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jul 19th 2010 at 6:48PM in News
Respawn’s first game to be ‘huge summer blockbuster’

Respawn’s first game to be ‘huge summer blockbuster’

It’s got to be a first person shooter. But a contemporary war game? Multiplayer only? The long-rumoured sci-fi shooter? What form Jason West and Vince Zampella’s first game under ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 12th 2010 at 5:33PM in News
Business as usual at Blockbuster

Business as usual at Blockbuster

Blockbuster UK is not closing any stores and is a profitable business, insists MD Martin Higgins.
The firm broke its silence after news emerged that its US parent could face ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 29th 2010 at 4:30PM in News
Blockbuster UK breaks its silence

Blockbuster UK breaks its silence

The UK arm of rental and entertainment chain Blockbuster has finally spoken out about the ongoing speculation surrounding the British arm of the retailer.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 19th 2010 at 11:42AM in News

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Blockbuster UK up for sale

Blockbuster UK up for sale

Rental giant Blockbuster is looking to sell off its entire international business, including its 650-store UK operation.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 19th 2010 at 9:31AM in News
Blockbuster admits bankruptcy danger

Blockbuster admits bankruptcy danger

The troubled tale of former movie rental giant Blockbuster has taken a turn for the worse with the company admitting for the first time that a fall into bankruptcy could ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 17th 2010 at 1:21PM in News
Blockbuster UK up for sale?

Blockbuster UK up for sale?

The European arm of rental specialist Blockbuster is up for sale, according to newspaper reports.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 15th 2010 at 2:18PM in News
Blockbuster to cut UK store count?

Blockbuster to cut UK store count?

Some of Blockbuster’s 650 UK stores could be at risk as the company seeks to slash property costs.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 5th 2010 at 2:25PM in News

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Blockbusters losses near half a billion

Blockbusters losses near half a billion

US retailer Blockbuster has posted some disturbing numbers for its most recent financial quarter, with Q4 net losses at the company hitting $434.9m – up on the already savage $359.8m ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 26th 2010 at 1:51PM in News
RETAIL BIZ: Price Check

RETAIL BIZ: Price Check

MCV’s vital weekly retail digest RetailBiz is now available to view online and download now.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jan 15th 2010 at 10:28AM in News
US: Blockbuster to close 960 stores

US: Blockbuster to close 960 stores

Blockbuster said yesterday that it may be forced to close up to 960 outlets by the end of next year – a fifth of its overall store count.

by Tim Ingham
on Sep 16th 2009 at 11:27AM in News
Blockbuster offers Wii, DS rentals

Blockbuster offers Wii, DS rentals

Blockbuster is finally extending its rental range to include DS and Wii titles, MCV can reveal.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 15th 2009 at 5:08PM in News
Blockbuster future thrown into doubt

Blockbuster future thrown into doubt

Fresh doubt has been cast over the future of rental chain Blockbuster after it emerged that a deal to amend the company’s credit facilities is in jeopardy, Reuters reports.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 8th 2009 at 10:47AM in News
Blockbuster ‘not filing for bankruptcy’

Blockbuster ‘not filing for bankruptcy’

Blockbuster has denied that it is using law firm Kirkland & Ellis to help it file for bankruptcy.

by Tim Ingham
on Mar 4th 2009 at 1:43PM in News
Blockbuster ‘close to collapse’

Blockbuster ‘close to collapse’

Giant entertainment retail chain Blockbuster is close to collapse, according to national reports.

by Tim Ingham
on Mar 4th 2009 at 9:47AM in News
Italy to catch UK as Hypermarkets arrive

Italy to catch UK as Hypermarkets arrive

The Italian video game market has begun to approach the maturity of its European counterparts, France and the UK, as strong retail chains cash in on opportunities for growth.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Dec 22nd 2008 at 9:00AM in News
FIFA price war kicks off

FIFA price war kicks off

Tomorrow marks the launch of one of this year’s biggest releases, and retailers have already slashed the price of FIFA ‘09.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 2nd 2008 at 3:38PM in News