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The chain was financially stable with 49 corporately owned stores and one franchise until a lawsuit filed by Blockbuster LLC in forced the closure of all of the Megahit stores.

One Megahit Video, the sole franchise, survived and is still in operation in Newfoundland as a video store and collectible shop.

Blockbuster came to Denmark in with the acquisition of the 29 Christianshavn video stores. In , the five remaining ones had started to make some profit, and focus exclusively on second-hand consumer electronics [].

However, the Blockbuster On Demand service is still active in Nordic Countries, offering both unlimited streaming and hour rental of films online.

Several Smart TVs have the Blockbuster app pre-installed out-of-the-box, and it is available on a variety of streaming devices such as Google's Chromecast.

Blockbuster opened 20 stores in Berlin and Munich and announced plans to open more. However, that decision adversely affected the profitability of the stores.

Blockbuster left the German market in Blockbuster pulled out of the market in after high operating costs and losses to copyright infringement.

In March , Blockbuster announced that it intended to sell all operations in Europe. The company once had an Irish subsidiary, Xtravision , which did not operate under the Blockbuster brand name.

All remaining stores were closed in , leaving only its online business and vending machines. In the late s at its peak, Blockbuster Israel had 40 branches and more than automated video rentals.

By October , Fujita and Blockbuster opened 15 stores in the country — four of them next to McDonald's outlets and most being located in the greater Tokyo area.

Unlike Blockbuster's U. That meant Blockbuster was unable to fit into the Japanese market adequately, and was put at a disadvantage to other businesses selling and renting these movies.

Blockbuster handed its remaining shares over to Fujita Den Trading in , and exited the Japanese market. The re-branding occurred with the owners not renewing their license with Blockbuster and the imminent expiry of the existing license.

The chain also operated for many years in New Zealand , [] but over the years lost customers to other retailers like United Video and Video Ezy , as well as the rise of streaming services.

While the store in Bend, Oregon was generally regarded as the last Blockbuster store, there was one in Dargaville , north of Auckland , that managed to stay open until finally closing at the end of January In December the first Blockbuster store opened in Norway, and was followed by another store some months later in , both located in Oslo.

The hope was to acquire an already existing video chain. When that failed, it was made an attempt to build a Norwegian blockbuster chain from scratch.

But both stores closed in the spring of In , Blockbuster announced that it plans to shut down its stores in Peru due to poor revenues, which it blamed on the effect of movie piracy.

El Salvador followed in , and Argentina in Blockbuster UK operated trade functions in all their stores, buying and selling pre-owned DVDs, console games, and gaming accessories.

Stores offered either store credit or cash for trade-ins, and would price-match with competitors. At its height in , Blockbuster UK operated out of over stores.

In early , the company had locations in the United Kingdom. On January 16, , Blockbuster placed its United Kingdom subsidiaries in administration , putting over 4, jobs at risk.

Non-UK stores were unaffected by the administration, and continued to trade as normal. On February 1, , a large number of Blockbuster stores in the UK were closed, and the UK business was purchased out of administration by restructuring firm Gordon Brothers Europe on March 23, On October 29, , Blockbuster UK announced it was to go into administration for a second time.

In September , to coincide with the digital release of Deadpool 2 , a pop-up retail store in the style of an original Blockbuster outlet was opened for two days in Shoreditch in East London.

The store gave away 1, copies of the film in reference to Blockbuster's entry year into the British market.

In , Enron Corporation had entered the broadband market, constructing and purchasing thousands of miles of fiber optic cables throughout the United States.

Blockbuster's U. Most Blockbuster independent franchises did not honor the Total Access program. The company had 1. Blockbuster counter sued with a counterclaim alleging deceptive practices with its patent which it alleged was designed to maintain an illegal monopoly.

Blockbuster offered several online movie rental plans. In some cities customers could add games to their movie rental queue as if they were included in their plan, but game rentals resulted in a separate additional fee which was not displayed or charged until the end of the billing cycle.

Since then there were several changes back and forth with regard to this policy; in March customers were allowed a limited number of in-store exchanges.

At the end of , Blockbuster Total Access had 2. On January 5, , Southern Stores Inc. On August 6, , Blockbuster By Mail subscribers gained access to Blockbuster's library of console games, in addition to movies and television shows.

Supported devices now only included computers, Blu-ray players, select television sets, and cellular phones. On February 26, , Roku, Inc.

Supported devices now included computers, Blu-ray players, select television sets, cellular phones, and the Roku set-top box.

In May , Blockbuster also introduced an online subscription service. Partial support for in-store exchange was added in April with the launch of an "OnlineXtra" service.

The OnlineXtra discs could be exchanged in store, but the non-OnlineXtra discs could not. The program was discontinued in with no grandfathering , but an in-store-only variant of it resurfaced in early In , Blockbuster UK's website underwent an overhaul, with an online store; a retail store stock checker; improved search functionality; and a critically acclaimed layout.

Some of the titles which had an exclusivity period at Blockbuster include Gran Torino, Changeling, Taken, and Knowing.

Additionally, online rental downloads of Universal Pictures in the United Kingdom remains exclusive to Blockbuster. In January , Blockbuster UK launched an online blog.

These price drops were followed by a price drop of the Blockbuster UK online pay per rent service. On January 16, , Blockbuster UK entered administration , appointing Deloitte as company administrators, casting doubt over the future of their stores in the country.

On February 13, , Deloitte announced a further store closures, leaving stores trading in the UK. The business was sold to restructuring firm the Gordon Brothers Group on March 23, On November 28, , Blockbuster UK officially entered administration for the second time, and by December , all stores were closed, as no buyer for the chain was found.

Unlike the U. On August 8, , Blockbuster announced that it had reached an agreement to purchase Movielink.

It starred the voices of James Woods and Jim Belushi as Carl and Ray, a rabbit and a guinea pig in a pet shop located across the road from a Blockbuster store.

The first campaign ended in In , Blockbuster launched a marketing campaign describing changes in its late fees policy and offering "No Late Fees" on rentals.

The program sparked investigations and charges of misrepresentation in 48 states and the District of Columbia: state attorneys general including Bill Lockyer of California, Greg Abbott of Texas, and Eliot Spitzer of New York argued that customers were being automatically charged the full purchase price of late rentals and a restocking fee for rentals returned after 30 days.

In a settlement, Blockbuster agreed to reimburse the states the cost of their investigation, clarify communication to customers on the terms of the program, and offer reimbursement to customers charged fees prior to the clarification.

New Jersey filed a separate lawsuit and was not a party to the settlement. The controversy came after a related lawsuit settled in in Texas.

Such corrections were also sent to international stores such as those in Canada to prevent further lawsuits.

Blockbuster reintroduced late fees in the United States in under the name of "Additional Daily Rates".

With this pricing scheme, rentals were once again limited to a certain number of days and accrued pay-per-day rates after the days allocated are exceeded.

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During the s Blockbuster expanded in the United Kingdom, purchasing that country's Ritz Video chain.

The stores were rebranded to Blockbuster. The original Blockbuster company, Blockbuster Video Inc. In , Blockbuster Entertainment Inc.

The logo changed slightly, but retained the ITC Machine font. The company had offered various relocation packages to all of its Fort Lauderdale staff.

In , Blockbuster created DEJ Productions , which acquired films primarily to provide exclusive content to its Blockbuster stores prior to being sold off to First Look Studios in Blockbuster was to have rights to rent new DVD releases for a period of time before they went on sale to the general public.

Blockbuster turned the offer down, and the studio responded by lowering its DVD wholesale price in order to compete with the rental industry.

Walmart seized the opportunity and in a few years surpassed Blockbuster as the studios' single largest source of revenue. Other mass retailers soon followed suit.

Many began selling DVDs below wholesale price in hopes of selling more items with better profit margins as a result of the additional foot traffic in their stores.

Unable to match prices, Blockbuster's business model was severely impacted. In late , Blockbuster launched a loyalty program called Blockbuster Rewards that allowed customers to earn free rentals, including one older title each month from the category of Blockbuster Favorites.

After the test launch, the chain went nationwide with the program in In mid, the company partnered with Enron in an attempt to create a video-on-demand service.

In , Blockbuster acquired Movie Trading Company, a Dallas chain that buys, sells, and trades movies and games, to study potential business models for DVD and game trading.

On or around October 14, , Blockbuster was spun-off from Viacom. Online DVD subscription was introduced on Blockbuster.

Blockbuster began game and DVD trading in selected U. At its peak in , Blockbuster had more than 9, stores worldwide.

Since then, Movie Gallery has filed for bankruptcy twice and its entire chain of stores has been liquidated. In May , financier Carl Icahn waged a successful proxy fight to add himself and two other members to the board.

Icahn was also at odds with Antioco on how to revive profit at Blockbuster. Antioco scrapped late fees in January, started an internet service, and decided to keep the company independent, while Icahn wanted to sell out to a private equity firm.

Vintage Stock acquired the Movie Trading Company name from Blockbuster in , and continues to use the name for Dallas-area stores.

A billion-dollar campaign called Total Access was introduced in as a strategy against Netflix.

Through Blockbuster Online customers could rent a DVD online and receive a new movie for free when they returned it to a Blockbuster store.

While it was a major success every free movie cost the company two dollars, but the hope was that it would attract enough new subscribers to cover the loss.

Netflix felt threatened, and Reed Hastings co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Netflix approached Antioco with a suggestion to buy Blockbuster's online business.

In return, a new system would be introduced where customers could return their movies to a Blockbuster store. Before the deal could be realized, board member Carl Icahn intervened, refusing to let the company lose more money through Total Access.

Antioco was pushed out in July and replaced with James Keyes, who rejected Hasting's proposal, raised the price of online DVD rentals and put an end to the free movie deal.

As a consequence, Blockbuster Online's previously massive growth quickly stopped. On June 19, , after a pilot program launched in late , Blockbuster announced that it had chosen Blu-ray over HD DVD format to rent in a majority of its stores.

In the pilot program, Blockbuster offered selected titles for rental and sale in stores. On July 2, , the company named James W.

He introduced a new business strategy that included enhancements to existing stores along with a shift to streaming video with the acquisition of MovieLink in September Part of the plan was to de-emphasize the unprofitable Total Access DVD-by-mail service, in favor of online streaming.

In December , he still ignored both Netflix and Redbox, focusing on Apple and Walmart instead; "Neither RedBox nor Netflix are even on the radar screen in terms of competition.

It's more Walmart and Apple. The sale secured employment for approximately employees across 59 stores in the UK.

As part of the transaction, Blockbuster GB rebranded the stores as Blockbuster. On February 17, , Blockbuster proposed a buyout of struggling Circuit City.

However, after a due diligence review of Circuit City's financial books, Blockbuster withdrew its offer in July Analysts were not favorable to the proposed deal, viewing it as a desperate effort to save two struggling retailers rather than a bold turnaround initiative.

At the beginning of , Blockbuster had over 6, stores, of which 4, were in the U. On February 10, , Blockbuster announced that it would cease all its operations in Portugal, closing down 17 outlets and leaving over workers unemployed.

Blockbuster representatives in Portugal blamed internet piracy and the lack of government response to it as the key factors to the company's failure in the country.

In March , Blockbuster began "Additional Daily Rates", or "ADRs", for rentals not returned by their due date in the United States, having already used this procedure in other countries such as the UK for many years.

An ADR was charged for each day a member kept the rental beyond the rental terms. On March 12, , PricewaterhouseCoopers , Blockbuster's independent registered public accounting firm, issued its audit opinion disclosing substantial doubt about Blockbuster's ability to continue as a going concern.

By April 1, , Carl Icahn had resigned from Blockbuster's board of directors and sold nearly all his remaining Blockbuster stock.

The liquidation of Movie Gallery began in May , eliminating Blockbuster's primary competitor. During the same month a dissident shareholder, Gregory S.

Meyer, in an effort to be elected to Blockbuster's board of directors, engaged in a proxy battle with Blockbuster's board, alleging that the board had been responsible for significant destruction of value to shareholders.

Meyer was elected to the board at Blockbuster's shareholder meeting in Dallas on June 24, The company hired Jeff Stegenga to be its chief restructuring officer CRO in an effort to satisfy bondholder demands and recapitalize the company.

After failing to pay on August 13, bondholders gave Blockbuster until September 30, On August 26, , news media reported that Blockbuster was planning to file a pre-packaged Chapter 11 bankruptcy in mid-September.

At the time of its Chapter 11 filing, Blockbuster said it would keep its 3, stores open; [83] however, that December it announced it would close an additional stores by the end of April in attempts to emerge from bankruptcy.

Department of Justice filed a claim disclosing that Blockbuster did not have the funds to continue reorganizing and should liquidate.

The acquisition was completed on April 26, Bankruptcy Court that it needed more time to negotiate with landlords in an effort to keep more than Blockbuster stores open.

In April , Blockbuster's landlords objected to its assumption of leases that it sought to assign to soon-to-be-owner Dish Network Corp. On August 31, , the liquidators announced the closure of the remaining Canadian stores and shutting of the entire Canadian unit.

In September , it was announced that Blockbuster and Dish Network would launch a new service called Blockbuster Movie Pass that would compete with Netflix.

The package was only available for subscribers of Dish Network's pay-TV service, and it eventually folded. We will close unprofitable stores.

We will close additional stores. The Dish chief would not say which stores the company was planning to close, but that each potential closing was to be assessed on a "case by case basis".

On October 4, , Dish Network announced that it was scrapping plans to make Blockbuster into a Netflix competitor.

Ken Tisher, owner of one of the few remaining Blockbuster stores, said, "Blockbuster, if it isn't already, is going to go into the Harvard Business Review for how not to run a business, or how to run a business into the ground.

That credit belongs to Blockbuster itself. Additional store closures would continue. Sumner Redstone , whose Viacom conglomerate then owned Blockbuster, personally pioneered a new revenue-sharing arrangement for video in the mids.

In addition to benefiting from a lower initial price, Blockbuster also capitalized on the fact that movies were generally not available for purchase at affordable price points during initial release periods.

Blockbuster stores followed a strategy of emphasizing access to the most popular new releases, obtaining early access and stocking many copies of the new-release titles, with a relatively smaller depth of selection than traditional independent video stores.

Blockbuster sometimes contracted with studios to obtain earlier access to new titles than other companies could achieve. Gone were the fragmented, independently owned shops that were often unorganized treasure troves of VHS discoveries.

In their place were walls of new releases: hundreds of copies of a small handful of films. Everyone watching the same thing, everyone developing the same limited set of expectations They put focus entirely on what was new rather than on discovering film history When a title was no longer a new release, each store would retain a few copies of it and typically sell off the rest as "previously viewed" for discounted prices.

Since Blockbuster's founding in , the chain refused to stock adult films in order to portray the brand as family-friendly. Blockbuster Entertainment Inc.

In November , Blockbuster announced that it would cancel the award show following concerns about viewership and celebrity attendance after the September 11 attacks.

In , nearly 10, Blockbuster Express kiosks were in operation. The names Blockbuster Express [] and Blockbuster Video Express [] had also been used for certain Blockbuster retail stores in the United Kingdom.

In the summer of , Blockbuster started converting some stores to GameRush stores. These stores sold and bought DVDs, games, game consoles, and accessories.

Blockbuster used its location status to get instant coverage; it also promoted these stores by hosting video-game tournaments, special trade-in offers, and a more 'hip' look to the selection and staff.

However, when Blockbuster introduced the discontinuation of late fees, GameRush was put on the chopping block.

In April , GameRush stores were reduced back to just a games section. In , Blockbuster invested in the indoor kids play restaurant Discovery Zone.

Discovery Zone abruptly closed half of its locations in and sold thirteen others to the parent company of Chuck E.

The chain was revived as a single location in Cincinnati, Ohio on February 7, It is still open currently, but it is not operated by Blockbuster.

In Australia, the first Blockbuster store was opened in in Melbourne. This lasted until Virgin sold its interest in the six stores to Blockbuster, which promptly rebranded them in as Blockbuster Music.

In , Australian store numbers rose to 54 with the acquisition of Major Video and Focus chains in both Victoria and South Australia. In , the growth continued with the opening of the th video store in the country.

By the end of , Blockbuster Australia opened over stores. In July , Blockbuster Australia launched into franchising with the conversion of the former Video Flicks franchise group in Queensland , and the former Movieland group in Western Australia six months later.

Throughout and , Blockbuster Australia quickly expanded its franchise store network through the conversion of smaller groups and the granting of individual franchises.

Before , this was done through the acquisition of the Movies Plus Group and the conversion of some individual Movies 4U and Movieland outlets.

At the time, Blockbuster Australia comprised outlets nationwide—29 owned by the company and owned by franchisees. Video Ezy committed to the master franchise agreement with Blockbuster for 10 years operating the brand with the possibility of renewal for a further 10 years after that.

Additional store closings would go on for several years, [] [] [] [] until all the stores in Australia had closed, although vending kiosks with the Blockbuster logo were in operation.

Blockbuster was the largest video rental chain in the country, but finances were not good enough due to high rental prices.

Lojas Americanas , the largest Brazilian department store, acquired half of the shares and now it is named under "Americanas Express Blockbuster".

The store layout was similar to a regular American store with a Game Rush, but instead of games it offers electronics goods like computers and DVD players, groceries like candies and microwave popcorn, and even toys from Mattel and Hasbro 's board games.

The average store has an interior on about m2, where m2 is dedicated to movies. In Canada, Blockbuster Canada established in had operated independently, and it initially remained financially stable.

Phone sales began in Toronto and Calgary , later expanding to other cities with Wind coverage. Some stores even featured a full Wind "store-in-a-store" for postpaid activations and a larger selection of devices.

On August 31, , Blockbuster Canada announced that no buyer could be found for its remaining stores that were acceptable to the court-appointed bankruptcy receiver, and that it would wind down operations and close all stores by December 31, The company had acted as a guarantor towards Blockbuster's remaining debt.

It appropriated a similar colour scheme to Blockbuster and grew to a chain of 50 stores in smaller towns not serviced by a Blockbuster.

The chain was financially stable with 49 corporately owned stores and one franchise until a lawsuit filed by Blockbuster LLC in forced the closure of all of the Megahit stores.

One Megahit Video, the sole franchise, survived and is still in operation in Newfoundland as a video store and collectible shop. Blockbuster came to Denmark in with the acquisition of the 29 Christianshavn video stores.

In , the five remaining ones had started to make some profit, and focus exclusively on second-hand consumer electronics [].

However, the Blockbuster On Demand service is still active in Nordic Countries, offering both unlimited streaming and hour rental of films online.

Several Smart TVs have the Blockbuster app pre-installed out-of-the-box, and it is available on a variety of streaming devices such as Google's Chromecast.

Blockbuster opened 20 stores in Berlin and Munich and announced plans to open more. However, that decision adversely affected the profitability of the stores.

Blockbuster left the German market in Blockbuster pulled out of the market in after high operating costs and losses to copyright infringement.

In March , Blockbuster announced that it intended to sell all operations in Europe. The company once had an Irish subsidiary, Xtravision , which did not operate under the Blockbuster brand name.

All remaining stores were closed in , leaving only its online business and vending machines. In the late s at its peak, Blockbuster Israel had 40 branches and more than automated video rentals.

By October , Fujita and Blockbuster opened 15 stores in the country — four of them next to McDonald's outlets and most being located in the greater Tokyo area.

Unlike Blockbuster's U. That meant Blockbuster was unable to fit into the Japanese market adequately, and was put at a disadvantage to other businesses selling and renting these movies.

Blockbuster handed its remaining shares over to Fujita Den Trading in , and exited the Japanese market.

The re-branding occurred with the owners not renewing their license with Blockbuster and the imminent expiry of the existing license.

The chain also operated for many years in New Zealand , [] but over the years lost customers to other retailers like United Video and Video Ezy , as well as the rise of streaming services.

While the store in Bend, Oregon was generally regarded as the last Blockbuster store, there was one in Dargaville , north of Auckland , that managed to stay open until finally closing at the end of January In December the first Blockbuster store opened in Norway, and was followed by another store some months later in , both located in Oslo.

The hope was to acquire an already existing video chain. When that failed, it was made an attempt to build a Norwegian blockbuster chain from scratch.

But both stores closed in the spring of In , Blockbuster announced that it plans to shut down its stores in Peru due to poor revenues, which it blamed on the effect of movie piracy.

El Salvador followed in , and Argentina in Blockbuster UK operated trade functions in all their stores, buying and selling pre-owned DVDs, console games, and gaming accessories.

Stores offered either store credit or cash for trade-ins, and would price-match with competitors. At its height in , Blockbuster UK operated out of over stores.

In early , the company had locations in the United Kingdom. On January 16, , Blockbuster placed its United Kingdom subsidiaries in administration , putting over 4, jobs at risk.

Non-UK stores were unaffected by the administration, and continued to trade as normal. On February 1, , a large number of Blockbuster stores in the UK were closed, and the UK business was purchased out of administration by restructuring firm Gordon Brothers Europe on March 23, On October 29, , Blockbuster UK announced it was to go into administration for a second time.

In September , to coincide with the digital release of Deadpool 2 , a pop-up retail store in the style of an original Blockbuster outlet was opened for two days in Shoreditch in East London.

The store gave away 1, copies of the film in reference to Blockbuster's entry year into the British market. In , Enron Corporation had entered the broadband market, constructing and purchasing thousands of miles of fiber optic cables throughout the United States.

Blockbuster's U. Most Blockbuster independent franchises did not honor the Total Access program. The company had 1.

Blockbuster counter sued with a counterclaim alleging deceptive practices with its patent which it alleged was designed to maintain an illegal monopoly.

Blockbuster offered several online movie rental plans. In some cities customers could add games to their movie rental queue as if they were included in their plan, but game rentals resulted in a separate additional fee which was not displayed or charged until the end of the billing cycle.

Since then there were several changes back and forth with regard to this policy; in March customers were allowed a limited number of in-store exchanges.

At the end of , Blockbuster Total Access had 2. On January 5, , Southern Stores Inc. On August 6, , Blockbuster By Mail subscribers gained access to Blockbuster's library of console games, in addition to movies and television shows.

Supported devices now only included computers, Blu-ray players, select television sets, and cellular phones.

On February 26, , Roku, Inc. Supported devices now included computers, Blu-ray players, select television sets, cellular phones, and the Roku set-top box.

In May , Blockbuster also introduced an online subscription service. Partial support for in-store exchange was added in April with the launch of an "OnlineXtra" service.

The OnlineXtra discs could be exchanged in store, but the non-OnlineXtra discs could not. The program was discontinued in with no grandfathering , but an in-store-only variant of it resurfaced in early In , Blockbuster UK's website underwent an overhaul, with an online store; a retail store stock checker; improved search functionality; and a critically acclaimed layout.

Some of the titles which had an exclusivity period at Blockbuster include Gran Torino, Changeling, Taken, and Knowing.

Additionally, online rental downloads of Universal Pictures in the United Kingdom remains exclusive to Blockbuster.

In January , Blockbuster UK launched an online blog. These price drops were followed by a price drop of the Blockbuster UK online pay per rent service.

On January 16, , Blockbuster UK entered administration , appointing Deloitte as company administrators, casting doubt over the future of their stores in the country.

On February 13, , Deloitte announced a further store closures, leaving stores trading in the UK. The business was sold to restructuring firm the Gordon Brothers Group on March 23, On November 28, , Blockbuster UK officially entered administration for the second time, and by December , all stores were closed, as no buyer for the chain was found.

Unlike the U. On August 8, , Blockbuster announced that it had reached an agreement to purchase Movielink.

It starred the voices of James Woods and Jim Belushi as Carl and Ray, a rabbit and a guinea pig in a pet shop located across the road from a Blockbuster store.

The first campaign ended in In , Blockbuster launched a marketing campaign describing changes in its late fees policy and offering "No Late Fees" on rentals.

The program sparked investigations and charges of misrepresentation in 48 states and the District of Columbia: state attorneys general including Bill Lockyer of California, Greg Abbott of Texas, and Eliot Spitzer of New York argued that customers were being automatically charged the full purchase price of late rentals and a restocking fee for rentals returned after 30 days.

In a settlement, Blockbuster agreed to reimburse the states the cost of their investigation, clarify communication to customers on the terms of the program, and offer reimbursement to customers charged fees prior to the clarification.

New Jersey filed a separate lawsuit and was not a party to the settlement. The controversy came after a related lawsuit settled in in Texas.

Such corrections were also sent to international stores such as those in Canada to prevent further lawsuits. Blockbuster reintroduced late fees in the United States in under the name of "Additional Daily Rates".

With this pricing scheme, rentals were once again limited to a certain number of days and accrued pay-per-day rates after the days allocated are exceeded.

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