Discovery, Blockbuster Strike Sales Deal

More than three-dozen titles from Discovery Communications cable networks to be available in video-rental chain’s locations.

Discovery Communications and video-rental chain Blockbuster struck a deal to sell titles from Discovery’s library at all of Blockbuster’s locations.

Blockbuster will carry more than three-dozen titles from the Discovery networks, including Man vs. Wild and Dirty Jobs from Discovery Channel’ Meerkat Manor from Animal Planet; TLC’s Little People Big World; Planet Earth; and a compilation from Shark Week.

Each Blockbuster store will feature Discovery-branded displays to direct visitors to the DVDs, as well as trailers and clips on the in-store video network.

The deal helps to establish a new retail presence for Discovery, which closed all of its Discovery Channel Stores last year. The deal will put Discovery DVDs in more than 2,500 retail locations.