DISH Bids for Blockbuster to Bolster ...

DISH Bids for Blockbuster to Bolster Video on Demand Service

There are 12 comments on the The Media Stock Blog story from Apr 6, 2011, titled DISH Bids for Blockbuster to Bolster Video on Demand Service. In it, The Media Stock Blog reports that:

DISH Network Corp. , the second largest satellite-TV operator in the U.S., has submitted bids for the auction of the bankrupt movie and video game retailer Blockbuster Inc.

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THANK YOU DISH

Anchorage, AK

#1 Apr 6, 2011
WELL, THATS A END OF A EVIL ERA.... THE FINE FOLKS A DISH WILL CLOSE THEM DEAD BEAT STRES DOWN WRIGHT AWAY,,, TO GET ON WITH LIFE....
CLOSING THE BLUE TURD IS A VERY VERY GOOD THING..... EVERYONE IS HAPPY DISH STEPED UP,,, AND MADE THE OTHERS FOLD..... CLOSE THEM STORE FRONTS TODAY,,, YOUR INCHARGE,,,, FLEX THEM ,,,, AND CLOSE THEM BRICKS TODAY... AND MAKE ALL FRANCHISE STORES CLOSE TOO....
HEAD UP

Cedar Hill, TX

#2 Apr 6, 2011
To the person that posted all the nasty stuff and says close Blockbuster down ~maybe you should think about the many people that will be on unemployment ~ you can have your opinion and dislike the business but to be so rude and so cold and so disrespectful to the people and they are real people who take care of there families and put food on the table or buy much needed medication for an illness ~ its just wrong as you spew your venom i hope you never have to worry if you will have a paycheck and can keep a roof over your head and I hope that no one comes in and takes apart a place that you love , Im keeping the Faith and all the many great people who work for Blockbuster in my thoughts and prayers ~
Seriously

United States

#3 Apr 6, 2011
@Heads up, there's no liquidation plan yet if any, they will reorganize.
No matter what

United States

#4 Apr 6, 2011
Some stores will remain open to sell Dish subscriptions. They were probably the only bidders that didn't plan to completely liquidate. Long live Blockbuster!!!
Jeff

Dundas, Canada

#5 Apr 6, 2011
what will happen to the Canada stores? Dish network will not be able to just come in an open a new provider. No in Canada at least...too many rules and regulations.
love movies

Lewisville, TX

#6 Apr 6, 2011
HEAD UP wrote:
To the person that posted all the nasty stuff and says close Blockbuster down ~maybe you should think about the many people that will be on unemployment ~ you can have your opinion and dislike the business but to be so rude and so cold and so disrespectful to the people and they are real people who take care of there families and put food on the table or buy much needed medication for an illness ~ its just wrong as you spew your venom i hope you never have to worry if you will have a paycheck and can keep a roof over your head and I hope that no one comes in and takes apart a place that you love , Im keeping the Faith and all the many great people who work for Blockbuster in my thoughts and prayers ~
Dan is a troll and a jerk. We have to just ignore him. Too much time on his hands. Probably got fired from Blockbuster for being rude to the customers. I am in Arlington as well. We may know each other!
jim-bob keyes

United States

#7 Apr 6, 2011
sorry DAN...... I am not your fan! My name is Jim-bob and I can only communicate the following that whether they keep the stores or not.... Blockbuster will now have one of the best forms of streaming their over 95000 movie titles via SATILLITE or other Dish digital. Get ready for blockbuster to once again dominate the movie business!
Nomo Blockbuster

United States

#8 Apr 6, 2011
In your dreams. Dish is going to convert Blockbuster stores into satellite sales locations. You won't be able to rent movies/games there anymore. It'll only be through on-demand, online and kiosks, if Blockbuster is lucky. Until then, sit back, relax and watch Blockbuster's stock do a dance around a nickel.
No matter what

United States

#9 Apr 6, 2011
Nomo, whether the stores are still around or not, Blockbuster is still alive. Stop being an ahole to those who work in the stores... sounds like you're purposing being a jerk... Grow up!!! You lose. I'll be signing up for blockbuster online.
Nomo Blockbuster

United States

#10 Apr 6, 2011
Let's agree to disagree. I can live with having Blockbuster Online around. I just won't visit the site and Netflix dominates in that business anyway. What I can't live with is the eyesore of Blockbuster stores and blue kiosks plaguing towns across America.
No matter what

United States

#11 Apr 6, 2011
Dish has so far been mum about specific plans for Blockbuster, but in its announcement, the company highlighted the 1,700 stores that will remain and "multiple methods of delivery."
Nomo Blockbuster

United States

#12 Apr 6, 2011
Sounds like Jim Keyes, former Chairman & CEO of Blockbuster, wanting to open up 'multiple channels' to get movies to the customer. Blockbuster couldn't focus its funds and resources on one particular channel and flourish. Unlikely that Dish will either if spreads itself too wide and too thin.

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