Some rubbish news: the wonderful DVD and Blu-ray company Network Distributing has reportedly gone into liquidation.
Horrible news for physical media collectors the world over: Network DVD has reportedly gone into liquidation. One of the most vital purveyors of niche British television and films, the company released thousands of films, sitcoms and television dramas that would otherwise never have seen the light of day.
Writer and producer Richard Marson was one of the first to break the news in a tweet:
So sorry to hear of the sudden demise of @networktweets which has provided an incredible service over many years for fans of vintage British TV and film. It is truly the end of an era and of the steady liberation of eclectic niche material from archives.
— richardmarson (@richardmarson2) May 31, 2023
The news comes as a major blow not only to those who collect vintage television and films, but it also raises the question of who will take over the mantle. Its archive of releases is vast, and most of it is not available on any streaming services, leaving a gaping hole in the physical media landscape.
Though Network has yet to put out an official statement, the news spread over social media and their website is down. We’ll keep you updated as we hear more.
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