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Report: Dish to sell Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile phones through Blockbuster

Dish Network plans to sell mobile phones in through its Blockbuster stores, according to a report from  Bloomberg.

ABI Research: Online video seen as multi-billion dollar threat to pay TV revenues

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 abandons plan to re-vamp Blockbuster as Netflix competitor

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 DVD service is tops but streaming service is 'limited,' Consumer Reports says

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.

Warner Bros. stops sending its latest films to Blockbuster

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

Is Dish Network's wireless play all about video streaming?

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's big Blockbuster Movie Pass deal is a dud

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

Netflix price changes start tomorrow

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,

Dish sets new pricing model for Blockbuster rentals

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 likely to keep just 600 stores open

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