Blockbuster was founded in 1985 as Blockbuster Video.
In 1995, Blockbuster Video announced its rebranding as simply Blockbuster; the world "Video" was dropped from the logo as a result in 1996, although older stores still used the previous logo.
Blockbuster was acquired by Dish Network Corp. in 2011. However, the use of the Blockbuster brand name still continues through the Blockbuster on Demand and Blockbuster @ Home services. Later, however, all Blockbuster stores in Canada were closed.
This logo is still used for Blockbuster Australia, one of the only remaining countries which still has store franchises. As of November 7, 2013, most of Blockbuster's locations are defunct, but other stores are still present throughout parts of the United States. Its website also remains intact.