Some might have been a bit too presumptuous when writing their article headlines as “Blockbuster is dead”, as it has been revealed today that it actually isn’t, as the Dish Network Corporation has licensed the Blockbuster brand the Crash Entertainment Group, who plan bring Blockbuster back from the dead.

This comes after the store closed down all of its remaining stores and fired 808 people back in December 2013, and will allow the company to get its retail and mail DVD distribution service by late 2014.

Over the next few months Crash will open 10 new Blockbuster stores in the UK, as well as rebrand five of its Crash Entertainment stores in the Isle of Man to Blockbuster, as well as re-launching the Blockbuster on Demand streaming service on Virgin Media’s TiVO boxes.

“This is good news for Blockbuster customers in the UK, as consumer demand is clearly moving to digital distribution of video entertainment,” said Dish boss Joseph P. Clayton, “despite our closing of the physical distribution elements of the business, we continue to see value in the Blockbuster brand, and we expect to leverage that brand as we continue to expand our digital offerings.”

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