New Blockbuster Owner Dish Reveals Plans for the Chain’s 1,700 Stores

Jul 22, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Dish, which purchased Blockbuster in April, has revealed what it intends to do with the DVD rental chain’s 1,700 locations, Multichannel News reports.

Dish said it will keep 1,500 Blockbuster stores open, closing the other 200 stores.

About 15,000 store employees will remain employed, the story says.

"We’re pleased that we will continue to operate more than 90 percent of the stores that were offered at auction in April," Blockbuster President Michael Kelly said in a statement.

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