Dish Network obtains Blockbuster for $320 million

From Reuters:

It appears that Dish Network has placed the winning bid for what remains of the once mighty
Blockbuster empire. From the article:


"Blockbuster will complement our existing video offerings while presenting cross-marketing and service extension opportunities for Dish Network," said Tom Cullen, executive vice president of sales, marketing and programing for Dish Network.

I don't know why this makes me happy. Perhaps it was the year or so I spent working at a Blockbuster
as a kid. Either way, if a media company can stay vital, I'm all for it!

Link to article: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/04/06/us-blockbuster-dishnetwork-idUSTRE7351VA20110406

Comments

  1. oh wow, blockbuster was dying off anyways, good move.

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  2. I'm really interested in how Dish is going to try and make blockbuster competitive :)

    +followed

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  3. I have no clue what this post is about! I feel so stupid =D

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  4. Hmm, I'm not sure how they're going to put Blockbuster to use, but we'll see in the near future, I'm sure.

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  5. This might be a good ending for Blockboster.

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  6. i thought blockbuster video was gone.

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  7. Yeah blockbuster is history. Netflix rule now! Supporting and following. alphabetalife.blogspot.com

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  8. That sure is a lot of money. 0_0

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  9. Cool the corrupt empire of Block buster is no more.

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  10. Sadly I owned a blockbuster Visa. Probably should cancel it.

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  11. people still use blockbuster? the one around me is always empty

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  12. Blockbuster is now officially dead hope Dish can use its IP for something.

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  13. I wonder what Dish Network has planned for blockbuster.

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  14. I'm still 100% behind directv, i just feel its better than dish network, I wasn't too happy with the service when i had it like 6 years ago.

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  15. I never really used Blockbuster anyway, even when it was at it biggest.

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