DISH Network to announce new streaming service

DISH Network may finally put Blockbuster in the streaming business to compete with Netflix. Although representatives for Dish have been quiet about the launch (apparently referred to as “A Stream Comes True”), industry publication Home Media Magazine reports the service will be announced in a press conference on Friday, Sept. 23. How much content Dish has to distribute in streaming format is still questionable, although Dish has been offering digital viewing of movies (albeit à la carte) for some time now. Blockbuster’s streaming service also now includes Macintosh computers which was for a long time limited to Windows PCs. The launch of a streaming service from Dish would come at a choice time, with Netflix bleeding from plummeting stocks, subscriber disapproval, and the suspect break-off of their disc-by-mail service. One might also wonder how closely satellite TV competitor DirecTV is looking at Dish’s business expansions.

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Jeff Chabot

Jeff Chabot

Jeff Chabot writes about technology, broadcasting, and digital entertainment. You can also find him on Gameverse, Gadget Review, and Google+.

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