Blockbuster gamble right up Dish's alley

Blockbuster gamble right up Dish's alley

There are 7 comments on the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel story from May 1, 2011, titled Blockbuster gamble right up Dish's alley. In it, Fort Wayne News-Sentinel reports that:

Charlie Ergen, chief executive of Dish Network, is a gambling man. Before selling satellite dishes out of a truck with his wife, Candy, 30 years ago, he tried his hand at professional blackjack in Las Vegas.

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jaantrader

Austin, TX

#1 May 1, 2011
streaming is the future-when they launch you gotta believe its going to make money
Nomo Blockbuster

Valencia, CA

#2 May 1, 2011
Netflix got there first. Blockbuster/Delusional Dish has little to no chance...
think for once

Tualatin, OR

#3 May 2, 2011
With the exclusive content of HBO even that alone would stand to make some money. Add to the fact that multiple pieces of content will be up for grabs since Netflix screwed them in their initial contracts. Just because someone got their first doesn't mean it'll be a breeze for them, they burned a lot of bridges. They basically stole Stars content for basically pennies in the first contract, add to the fact HBO pulled out it's streaming content, and that others are going to follow suite feeling they were misled under the original contracts. Plus it's not just Netflix and BB streaming you've got Apple, Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Hulu all vying for a limited amount of content. One of these other brands could make a big splash by overpaying for content and in a sense raising the pricing on the rest of it. Apple's got the cash to throw around I could see them significantly overpaying for some content which could turn a $100 million contract into a $500 million contract. If that happens subscription pricing will rise for whoever pays or they'll fall behind in the raise to gobble up the content pie.
Nomo Blockbuster

Valencia, CA

#4 May 3, 2011
At the end of the day, it's all about profit and money for the shareholders. Blockbuster provides no return for its investors while Netflix provides a very nice return for its investors.
tiredofthewhinin g

United States

#5 May 4, 2011
Nomo Blockbuster wrote:
Netflix got there first. Blockbuster/Delusional Dish has little to no chance...
blockbuster offers more, like Blu ray and games.. and now with dish they will also stream.
tiredofthewhinin g

United States

#6 May 4, 2011
think for once wrote:
With the exclusive content of HBO even that alone would stand to make some money. Add to the fact that multiple pieces of content will be up for grabs since Netflix screwed them in their initial contracts. Just because someone got their first doesn't mean it'll be a breeze for them, they burned a lot of bridges. They basically stole Stars content for basically pennies in the first contract, add to the fact HBO pulled out it's streaming content, and that others are going to follow suite feeling they were misled under the original contracts. Plus it's not just Netflix and BB streaming you've got Apple, Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Hulu all vying for a limited amount of content. One of these other brands could make a big splash by overpaying for content and in a sense raising the pricing on the rest of it. Apple's got the cash to throw around I could see them significantly overpaying for some content which could turn a $100 million contract into a $500 million contract. If that happens subscription pricing will rise for whoever pays or they'll fall behind in the raise to gobble up the content pie.
"think for once" u just say it best!
Nomo Blockbuster

Valencia, CA

#7 May 5, 2011
Netflix already streams and does it quite well. Blockbuster just sat on the sidelines and let itself get taken over.

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