Dish Network plans to sell mobile phones in through its Blockbuster stores, according to a report from Bloomberg.
The old cord-cutting argument has come around for another turn thanks to the ABI Research Technology barometer study that says cord-cutters--or at least consumers who dump pay TV for online video--could cost MVPDs (multichannel video programming distributors) about $16.8 billion.
Dish Network, which bought Blockbuster in April 2011, has abandoned a plan to try to re-vamp the once-bankrupt company into a Netflix competitor and distributor of Dish handsets that connect the satellite spectrum to terrestrial towers, according to Bloomberg.
Netflix believes that streaming is the way to go and it's what consumers want. The company has essentially hung its hat--and its business future--on the idea that it's successful DVD rental business is so last decade and its streaming service is so now. Unfortunately, for the video purveyor, Consumer Reports disagrees.
File this one under "the more things change, the more they remain the same." Warner Bros., upset that Blockbuster isn't willing to honor a 28-day delay between when a DVD can be sold and when it can
Charlie Ergen's Dish Network is betting big on wireless, having spent $2.775 billion to buy S-Band spectrum from DBSD North America and TerreStar Networks--and the wager may be all about delivering
Dish Network (Nasdaq: DISH) last week launched what it hopes will be a viable alternative to Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX), resurrecting Blockbuster in the media delivery space. The satellite TV operator
DVD renter and online video streamer Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX) may begin the first day of the rest of its life tomorrow when its highly controversial pricing changes take effect. The company's move,
Whether or not Dish Network (NASDAQ:DISH) plans to offer a more competitive Blockbuster online video play down the road still isn't clear, but the satellite TV company is starting to make some moves
Blockbuster's sale to Dish Network (NASDAQ:DISH) is expected to close this week, and with that coming up, some more details about the fate of the 1,726 remaining stores (out of 4,000 the chain once