German online video store Videobuster will continue offering its DVD and Blu-ray mail order service.
The strong number of incoming former Lovefilm customers shows that this business model continues to be in great demand, according to operating company Netleih, adding that its number of new DVD and Blu-ray rental customers has been increasing rapidly since the announcement of the closure of Lovefilm’s business.
“We are pleased about the extremely positive response of the former Lovefilm customers. This confirms our expectation that DVD and Blu-ray rental will remain a relevant product for the time being,” said Netleih’s Managing Director Radek Wagner.
Amazon confirmed in August 2017 that it will close its rental service Lovefilm on October 31, 2017. “In the past years, a growing number of customers have made use of streaming services while the demand for renting DVD and Blu-ray discs has declined at the same time,” according to an Amazon statement.
Lovefilm was founded in the UK in 2002 and launched its German service in 2006. The company was acquired by Amazon in 2011.
Videobuster offers more than 65,000 titles of different genres. The company provides DVD and Blu-ray rental by post, a video-on-demand streaming service and an online shop where DVDs and Blu-ray discs can be purchased.