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Dish to launch ‘Blockbuster Movie Pass’ streaming service

Dish Network has taken the antiquated movie rental company Blockbuster and turned it into a completely relevant multi-service provider. Their newest announcement, Blockbuster Movie Pass, will provide streaming content to subscribers much like the service Netflix has been offering.

How to save Blockbuster

First, Dish must do whatever they can to offer a monthly subscription-based streaming service exactly like Netflix. That means, none of this a-la-carte or PC-only business. Blockbuster should bite the bullet and offer as many titles as they can online with the goal of offering more mainstream and blockbuster titles than Netflix.

Blockbuster to keep 1,500 stores

Blockbuster, now owned by DISH Network, has announced they will keep 1,500 stores open in the U.S. after a New York court approved closing of the stores under bankruptcy protection. The company says they have made agreements with the property owners to keep the stores running, which in effect employs 1,500 people.

Blockbuster offers unlimited free rentals through July 4

If you're a Blockbuster customer you may have received a postcard offering "Unlimited Free Rentals" though July 4th. Well, here's the catch. You get a free 1-day rental whenever you rent a new release for $2.99. The free movie must be a $1.99 rental or less, and you can only have one out at a time. The promotion doesn't include games (or, oddly enough defensive driving courses). New movies include such titles as Black Swan, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part. 1, and Kung Fu Panda.

Dish offering free Blockbuster trial

With all the madness surrounding the PSN outage and the excitement of the NBA playoffs we had almost forgotten about the Dish Network acquisition of Blockbuster. Well, Dish has made its first move to rebuilding the Blockbuster brand by offering three months of free Blockbuster By Mail. But there's a hitch.

Dish keeps Blockbuster stores but rejects gift cards

Dish Network, who recently purchased bankrupt movie rental chain Blockbuster, will keep about 600 of the remaining 1,726 stores -- that according to the...

Dish Network wins Blockbuster at auction

In an auction ending about 1:30 a.m. last night Dish Network won a bid for the bankrupt Blockbuster Inc. for about $320.6 million. According...

Blockbuster On Demand now on 100 devices

Blockbuster says they have reached a milestone of 100 devices that support Blockbuster On Demand rentals. Newly added devices include the new Samsung Galaxy...

Blockbuster adds On Demand device access

Blockbuster has added more accessibility to its BLOCKBUSTER On Demand service by partnering with six new electronics distributers that include Onkyo, Sylvania, Yamaha, Integra,...

Blockbuster brick and mortar biz dead?

It's hard to believe the company that opened thousands of stores nationwide and lead the movie rental business soon after launching in 1985 could...

Blockbuster On Demand added to Philips Blu-ray players

The newest Blu-ray Disc players from Philips will feature Blockbuster On Demand support, allowing streaming movie purchases without having to go to a rental...

Toshiba announces Blu-ray players that stream Netflix & Blockbuster

Former Blu-ray rival Toshiba has officially announced availability of two reasonably priced Blu-ray Disc players. The BDX2500 ($179.99) and BDX2700 ($249.99) include Wi-Fi, 7.1...

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