Global Video plc was a chain of British video rental stores that ceased trading in 2006.[2]

Global Video
Company typePrivate
IndustryRetail
Founded1985
FounderMaq Rasul
Defunct2006
FateAdministration
SuccessorGlobal DVD (2006–2007)[1]
HeadquartersGlasgow, Scotland
Key people
Maq Rasul (CEO)
ProductsHome Entertainment
Video Rental

The chain's founder, Maq Rasul, was ranked among Scotland’s Richest Asians in a 2005 survey published by Sunrise Radio. His business had a number of rivals such as Blockbuster Video, Tesco DVD and LoveFilm.[3] It subsequently went into administration and in June 2006, the last store closed.[4]

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  1. ^ "280 jobs go as Global DVD chain collapses". heraldscotland.com. 14 June 2007. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Video rental firm facing closure". news.bbc.co.uk. 9 June 2006. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Global Video owner gives up firm". heraldscotland.com. 9 June 2006. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Global cuts 150 jobs and 40 video stores". www.scotsman.com. 9 June 2006. Retrieved 20 July 2022.