Another seller of DVDs and Blu-rays appears to be gone, as Zoom (not that one) disappears from the web.

This isn’t perhaps the biggest surprise, but another physical media etailer appears to have gone to the internet recycle bin.

Zoom.co.uk was set up by Universal and Sony, and for a long time was a good place to get their films on DVD, Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray at cheap prices. Zoom’s sales were really quite something.

The turning point came at the end of last year, when Universal and Warner Bros entered into a worldwide partnership for their physical media home entertainment release. The way it split things meant that Warner Bros took over physical media work in the UK, and that meant the need for Zoom was no more (given that Warner Bros has it own online store).

As such, Zoom was put up for sale and moved to new owners. Yet it seemed, without the direct studio relationships, it couldn’t compete on price really.

Now, in the last week or two, the URL appears to have gone dormant and the online shop has disappeared. Heading to the zoom.co.uk leads to a domain parking page, and the store is gone. The Twitter account has been dormant since the end of last year, and sadly, it seems that another etailer has bitten the dust.

If we hear otherwise, we’ll let you know. For now, it’s one less place to buy discs from.

In other news, the Zoom where you have to do endless video calls is still alive.

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