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Video-on-demand services flourish

I am a bit “old school”, admitted Ann Helen Päivinen when dropping by a Makuuni video rental shop to pick up the films Gravity and My Life with Liberace on her way home from work. “I have noticed that these are disappearing,” she said about video rental shops. “In the United States, Blockbuster went belly-up,” Päivinen pointed out.

11.3.2014 13:08

Blockbuster, a nationwide chain of video rental shops, announced late last year that it will close its remaining stores and distribution centres in the face of slumping demand.

Makuuni, however, is not about to go under, despite the fact that also Finns are increasingly streaming and downloading films, TV series and other content online.

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