Blockbuster may live on after acquisition by Dish Network

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Blockbuster may live on after acquisition by Dish Network.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2011/04/6pyw0W.jpg[/newsimage]Blockbuster, the once popular video rental chain that declared bankruptcy last September, may have been saved from its sinking ship with an 11th hour acquisition by satellite TV provider Dish Network.


Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/blockbuster-may-live-on-after-acquisition-by-dish-network-42701/](http://www.myce.com/news/blockbuster-may-live-on-after-acquisition-by-dish-network-42701/)


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#2

I’ll believe this when “Pigs Fly”…


#3

I guess this is why my bill went up a couple of months ago. So they could have money to waste on buying a sinking ship.


#4

Who is going to pay 5 bucks for a dvd when you can get it at redbox for a buck??? That is what has to change…You can also get the same movies at a BB kiosk for a buck…Something is wrong with this business model…


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[QUOTE=lebb;2583323]Who is going to pay 5 bucks for a dvd when you can get it at redbox for a buck??? That is what has to change…You can also get the same movies at a BB kiosk for a buck…Something is wrong with this business model…[/QUOTE]

I wonder sometimes if people actually read these articles before posting comments:

“Blockbuster did have a couple of successful products that company executives had recently continued to develop. The company began a video-on-demand (VOD) service last year and had continued to add partners to grow the online offerings. It also launched thousands of Redbox-like Blockbuster Express DVD rental kiosks in strategic locations around the US, and continued to grow that segment of business well into 2011.”


#6

So they have kiosks which compete against the stores…Real smart…Yea- people do read and they see what I see…I have a BB store in my town and 1/2 mile away is a BB kiosk…Which one would you rent from genius??? If you don’t think BB is a sinking ship then why did they file for bankruptcy??? As someone who has had both a in store movie and a BB online account I have firsthand experience on what an inefficient company they are…They have changed there business model umpteen times in the years I was with them…You’re the one who doesn’t read- or have firsthand experience with BB…Perhaps you work for the sinking ship???