Dish Network Keeps 1,500 Blockbusters On Life Support

New Blockbuster owner Dish Network believes in its near-obsolete movie rental chain so much that it’s keeping 1,500 of the stores open. This means more than 15,000 employees will get to keep their jobs. The optimistic move runs counter to previous reports that Dish would keep only 500 Blockbusters open.

In a press release, the company trumpets recent price cuts, as well as deals with movie studios that allow it to stock some new releases 28 days before the likes of Netflix and Redbox.

When was the last time you went to Blockbuster, and what role do physical rental stores play in your movie-watching life?

Dish Network Will Keep 1,500 Blockbuster Stores Open [Deadline]

Previously: Dish Network Will Assume Leases Of More Than 500 Blockbuster Stores