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Dish Network Challenges Netflix With New Blockbuster Video Stream
Posted By Abe Brown On September 26, 2011 @ 5:21 pm In Video | 1 Comment
Dish Network  aimed a shot directly at rival Netflix  today when it announced Blockbuster ‘s new Movie Pass, a bundle that includes streaming video, DVDS, Blu-Rays, games — all for $10 a month.There’s a catch though. To take advantage of the new package and its low pricing, you must be a Dish Network customer. It’s a pretty gutsy play. Not only could Dish Network end up with more cable subscribers, but it also sends a signal that it mean serious competition for Netflix. The timing is spot-on. Netflix has taken a lot of heat lately, for its management fumble  and its 60-percent price increase . Now Dish Network might draw a few users away.
Movie Pass will launch Saturday. Before this, Blockbuster only offered on-demand online movie rentals, and the price was expensive: $3.99 per rental. That’s pretty expensive if you’re set on re-watching Season 3 of Lost.
Read more at CNET .
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URLs in this post:
 Dish Network: http://www.disnetwork.com
 Netflix: http://www.netflix.com
 Blockbuster: http://www.blockbuster.com
 fumble: http://technology.inc.com/2011/09/22/how-netflix-botched-its-apology/
 increase: http://technology.inc.com/2011/09/19/netflix-loses-more-customers-than-expected-over-price-change/
 CNET: http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-20110790-93/dish-unveils-blockbuster-movie-pass-media-bundle/?tag=content;drawer-container
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