Franchises

  1. Body Rock: Is Zumba the Next Music Platform?

    June 20, 2012 1:05 PM EDT If you're a Zumba fan, you know what to do when you hear Pitbull's "Pause:" "go" forward for four steps, "stop" for four beats, "drop" for four (thrusting hips forward as you do so, of course) and ...

  2. Insomniac Launching EDMbiz Conference Before Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas

    April 27, 2012 1:01 PM EDT Insomniac has announced it will launch the inaugural EDMbiz conference to be held in Las Vegas June 5-7 just before Electric Daisy Carnival on June 8-10 as part of what the promotions company is calling "EDC Week." The new conference wil ...

  3. Video: Don Omar Talks New Album, Zumba Partnership at Billboard Latin Conference

    April 25, 2012 1:56 PM EDT Don Omar was the star of the show at the Billboard Latin Music Conference Tuesday, and in between his Q&A with Billboard's Leila Cobo and his other myriad engagements, he stopped to talk to Billboard's cameras about his new album, re ...

  4. Dish Network to Keep 600 Blockbuster Stores Open: Report

    April 19, 2011 7:00 AM EDT Dish Network, which recent won approval from a bankruptcy court judge to acquire Blockbuster for $320 million, plan to keep 600 of the movie-rental chain's stores open, the Dallas Morning News reported. The satellite TV provider said in a Sat ...

  5. Dish Network Acquiring Blockbuster for $228 Million

    April 06, 2011 7:11 AM EDT Dish Network Corp. said Wednesday that it won the auction for Blockbuster Inc. with a bid valued at $228 million in cash. As of Tuesday, the satellite TV company, billionaire investor Carl Icahn and a group of debt holders were the three remaining ...

  6. Blockbuster To File For Bankruptcy This Week

    September 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Video rental giant Blockbuster is expected to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as early as today, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday, citing sources. Investor Carl Icahn, who owns about a third of the firm's senior debt, is p ...

  7. IMS Day Two: Driving Sales By Recommendation

    May 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Day two of the Ibiza International Music Summit once again provided a wealth of business and artist-related topics across a well-attended and generally lively series of conferences. The Presidential Debate featured Rudy Tambala, Ministry Of Sound& ...

  8. Dods AWOL As NZ's Sounds Goes Into Liquidation

    January 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST As expected, the company behind New Zealand's largest specialist music chain was formally placed in liquidation today (Jan. 31), with the majority of creditors unlikely to see any of NZ$25 million ($19 million)-plus owed. At a watershed meeti ...

  9. NZ Retailer Prepares To Sound-Off

    January 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST Liquidation is looming for New Zealand's largest specialty music retailer Sounds, with the administrators of its parent company recommending it be wound-up. In a report issued today (January 23), administrator BDO Spicers recommends that the ...

  10. Blockbuster Sounds Out NZ Market

    September 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A major new force in home entertainment retailing has emerged in New Zealand. The territory's master franchisee for Blockbuster has acquired the country's biggest specialist music retailer Sounds. A major new force in home entertainment ...

  11. Blockbuster Sounds Out NZ Market

    September 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT U.S. home entertainment giant makes its move. A major new force in home entertainment retailing has emerged in New Zealand. The territory's master franchisee for Blockbuster has acquired the country's biggest specialist music retailer So ...

  12. Blockbuster To Cut 300 Jobs

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Rental giant Blockbuster today (Feb. 8) laid out plans to eliminate 300 jobs at its corporate headquarters in Dallas and McKinney, Texas. Rental giant Blockbuster today (Feb. 8) laid out plans to eliminate 300 jobs at its corporate headquarters in ...

  13. Blockbuster, N.J. Settle Over 'No Late Fees'

    January 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Blockbuster will pay more than $140,000 to customers and the state of New Jersey in a settlement over its 'No Late Fees' program. Blockbuster will pay more than $140,000 to customers and the “state of New Jersey in a settlement over its ...

  14. Blockbuster Stores Differ On Fee Policy

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST 'No Late Fees' discontinued at 150 locations. Blockbuster’s “No Late Fees” program is being discontinued at some of its franchise locations in the South. It is believed that about 150 Blockbuster-owned rental stores in Alabama, Arkansas, ...

  15. First Look Buys Blockbuster Unit

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Video rental chain Blockbuster Inc. is ridding itself of its film acquisition and distribution subsidiary. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Video rental chain Blockbuster Inc. is ridding itself of its film acquisition and distribution subsidiary. The c ...

  16. 'Big Blue' In Big Trouble

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Blockbuster says it intends to reduce its costs by more than $100 million next year and an additional $50 million 2007. Blockbuster says it intends to reduce its costs by more than $100 million next year and an additional $50 million 2007. The com ...

  17. Blockbuster Earnings Down In Second Quarter

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rental chain reports $57.2 million net loss. Blockbuster today (Aug. 9) reports a $57.2 million net loss and a 1.6% total revenue decrease for the second quarter. The rental chain's stock fell about 10% to $7.22, from $8.01 at the end of Mond ...

  18. Case Summary: Contractual Waiver of Jury Trial

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Many contracts include a provision stating that the parties agree to waive their right to a jury trial if they later end up in a dispute over the contract. Not every state court enforces this right, h Many contracts include a provision stating tha ...

  19. Blockbuster Reports $57.5 Million Net Loss

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Blockbuster is reporting a $57.5 million net loss for the first quarter of the year. LOS ANGELES -- Blockbuster is reporting a $57.5 million net loss for the first quarter of the year. The company says that the primary culprits were costs relating ...

  20. Case Summary: Contractual Waiver of Jury Trial

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Many contracts include a provision stating that the parties agree to waive their right to a jury trial if they later end up in a dispute over the contract. Not every state court enforces this right, h Many contracts include a provision stating tha ...

  21. Blockbuster Reports $57.5 Million Net Loss

    May 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Company cites "No Late Fees" program as a culprit. Blockbuster is reporting a $57.5 million net loss for the first quarter of the year. The company says that the primary culprits were costs relating to the "No Late Fees" progra ...

  22. Blockbuster Settles Over 'No Late Fees'

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Blockbuster Inc. has agreed to pay about $630,000 to settle claims by 47 states and the District of Columbia that the nation's biggest movie rental chain deceived consumers with its "No Late Fees" cam PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Blockbus ...

  23. Blockbuster Mulls Layoffs

    March 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Up to 300 Blockbuster employees may be losing their jobs. According to public reports, the potential layoffs are a result of cost-cutting efforts. Up to 300 Blockbuster employees may be losing their jobs. According to public reports, the potential ...

  24. Blockbuster Settles Over 'No Late Fees'

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Blockbuster Inc. has agreed to pay about $630,000 to settle claims by 47 states and the District of Columbia that the nation's biggest movie rental chain deceived consumers with its "No Late Fees" cam PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Blockbus ...

  25. Blockbuster Drops Hollywood Bid

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Blockbuster has backed out of its proposed takeover of Hollywood Entertainment. LOS ANGELES -- Blockbuster has backed out of its proposed takeover of Hollywood Entertainment. In an announcement on March 25, Blockbuster said that its $14.50-per-sha ...

  26. Update:Blockbuster Drops Hollywood Bid

    March 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Blockbuster has backed out of its proposed takeover of Hollywood Entertainment. Blockbuster has backed out of its proposed takeover of Hollywood Entertainment. In an announcement today (March 25), Blockbuster said that its $14.50 per share offer t ...

  27. Ex-Hollywood CEO Supports B'Buster Bid

    March 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Wattles looking to buy Hollywood stores. Blockbuster's bid to take over rival rental chain Hollywood Video has gained the support of Hollywood's former CEO, Mark Wattles. In a letter sent Monday (March 21) to Blockbuster and to Hollywood ...

  28. FTC to Oppose Blockbuster Bid For Hollywood

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sources: Deal thought to hamper competition. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Staff of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission plan to recommend that the agency block Blockbuster Inc.'s hostile bid to buy Hollywood Entertainment Corp., sources close to the c ...

  29. Blockbuster Posts Small Q4 Profit

    March 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Blockbuster Inc. reported today (March 9) that total revenues for the fourth quarter increased 6.3% to $1.72 billion, compared to $1.62 billion in the same period the year before. The company posted a Blockbuster Inc. reported today (March 9) that ...

  30. FTC Wants B'buster Deal Frozen

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Blockbuster Inc.'s play for rival Hollywood Entertainment was dealt another blow March 4 as the Federal Trade Commission said the video rental giant has provided "insufficient and inaccurate" informat NEW YORK (The Hollywood Reporte ...

  31. FTC Blocks Blockbuster From Hollywood Buy

    March 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Federal Trade Commission has filed a motion to bar Blockbuster from pursuing a hostile takeover of Hollywood Video. The Federal Trade Commission has filed a motion to bar Blockbuster from pursuing a hostile takeover of Hollywood Video. Blockbu ...

  32. Wilson Back At Blockbuster

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Former Blockbuster executive Dean Wilson is rejoining the company to help expand its video distribution channels. Former Blockbuster executive Dean Wilson is rejoining the company to help expand its video distribution channels. Wilson has been nam ...

  33. NJ Sues Blockbuster Over Late Fees Policy

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST New Jersey Attorney General Peter C. Harvey filed a lawsuit Feb. 18 against Blockbuster Inc., claiming that the rental chain's "no late fees" policy violates the state's Consumer Fraud Act. LOS ANGELES -- New Jersey Attorney Ge ...

  34. Hollywood Ent. Board Rejects Blockbuster

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Hollywood Entertainment's board of directors unanimously rejected a bid to be acquired by Blockbuster Inc., recommending instead that shareholders approve a merger with rival video store chain Movie G (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Hollywood Ent ...

  35. NJ Sues Blockbuster Over Late Fees Policy

    February 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST New Jersey Attorney General Peter C. Harvey filed a lawsuit Feb. 18 against Blockbuster Inc., claiming that the rental chain's "no late fees" policy violates the state's Consumer Fraud Act. New Jersey Attorney General Peter C. ...

  36. NJ Sues Blockbuster Over Late Fees Policy

    February 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Suit claims consumer fraud. New Jersey Attorney General Peter C. Harvey filed a lawsuit Feb. 18 against Blockbuster Inc., claiming that the rental chain's "no late fees" policy violates the state's Consumer Fraud Act. The suit, ...

  37. Hollywood Board Rejects Blockbuster Bid

    February 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Hollywood Entertainment Corp.'s board of directors today (Feb. 17) rejected Blockbuster's acquisition bid and recommended that shareholders vote in favor of a merger with rental chain Movie Gallery. Hollywood Entertainment Corp.'s b ...

  38. Movie Gallery Gets Regulatory OK For Hollywood

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Blockbuster amends offer. Blockbuster amends offer. News ...

  39. Hollywood Mulling Blockbuster Bid

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Hollywood Entertainment Corp. announced Feb. 3 that it is considering Blockbuster's new acquisition bid. At the same time, Hollywood chairman/CEO Mark Wattles has resigned. LOS ANGELES -- Hollywood Entertainment Corp. announced Feb. 3 that it ...

  40. Hollywood Mulling Blockbuster Bid

    February 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Hollywood Entertainment Corp. announced today (Feb. 3) that it is considering Blockbuster's new acquisition bid. At the same time, Hollywood chairman/CEO Mark Wattles has resigned. Hollywood Entertainment Corp. announced today (Feb. 3) that i ...

  41. Blockbuster Determined To Go Hollywood

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rental chain outbids Movie Gallery. In the continuing battle to acquire video rental chain Hollywood Entertainment Corp., Blockbuster unveiled today (Feb. 2) that it will outbid Movie Gallery's $1.2 billion offer. Blockbuster filed a statemen ...

  42. Blockbuster Still Wants Hollywood

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Blockbuster says it may still try to acquire video rental company Hollywood Entertainment Corp. Blockbuster says it may still try to acquire video rental company Hollywood Entertainment Corp. In a statement released yesterday (Jan. 18), Blockbuste ...

  43. Hollywood OKs $850M Movie Gallery Buyout

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Blockbuster has been eyeing chain. Blockbuster has been eyeing chain. News ...

  44. Blockbuster Steps Up Action To Buy Hollywood

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Blockbuster Inc. intends to acquire rival rental chain Hollywood by mid-January if it does not obtain cooperation from Hollywood's board of directors, the company said on Dec. 28. It will launch a cas LOS ANGELES -- Blockbuster Inc. intends t ...

  45. Blockbuster Steps Up Action To Buy Hollywood

    December 28, 2004 12:00 AM EST Blockbuster Inc. said today (Dec. 28) that it intends to acquire rival rental chain Hollywood by mid-January if it does not obtain cooperation from Hollywood's board of directors. Blockbuster Inc. said today (Dec. 28) that it intends to acqui ...

  46. Blockbuster Cuts Web Rental Price

    December 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Blockbuster Online is reducing its three-DVD rental subscription price again, this time to $14.99 per month. Blockbuster Online is reducing its three-DVD rental subscription price again, this time to $14.99 per month. The price, which is effective ...

  47. Blockbuster Eliminates Late Fees

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Blockbuster announced today (Dec. 14) that its customers will not be charged late fees for rentals as of Jan. 1, 2005. Blockbuster announced today (Dec. 14) that its customers will not be charged late fees for rentals as of Jan. 1, 2005. Consumers ...

  48. Blockbuster Looking To Buy Hollywood

    November 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Blockbuster Inc. has offered $700 million for rival Hollywood Entertainment Corp. in a deal that would extend Blockbuster's position as the world's largest movie rental company. Blockbuster Inc. has offered $700 million for rival Hollywo ...

  49. Blockbuster Income Down In Q2

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Blockbuster says its separation from Viacom will be completed by early October. The announcement came today (July 22) during the chain's second-quarter earnings call, in which it reported a downturn i Blockbuster says its separation from Viac ...

  50. Blockbuster Income Down In Q2

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Blockbuster says its separation from Viacom will be completed by early October. The announcement came today (July 22) during the chain's second-quarter earnings call, in which it reported a downturn i Blockbuster says its separation from Viac ...

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