DISH Network takes on Netflix with Blockbuster Movie Pass

Ravi budhwar

21 Apr 2011
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Just when it thought its week couldn’t get worse: Netflix has found that it is to go face to face with DISH Network’s Blockbuster Movie Pass in the over the top (OTT) video market.

From 1 October 2011, Blockbuster Movie Pass is said to offer a pay-TV industry first in the form of a subscription streaming video service bundling movies for the TV or PC.

The OTT online video service will be available for DISH Network customers, starting at $10 per month, offering TV, films and games.

On offer are more than 100,000 DVD movies, TV shows and games available by mail with no additional charge for high definition Blu-ray movies. In addition there are 20 premium entertainment movie channels from studios like MGM, Epix, Sony Movie Channel, PixL and more. Users are also able to stream more than 3,000 movies to the TV or 4,000 movies to the PC.

“We are uniquely positioned to take advantage of the myriad of ways consumers seek access to their favourite movies, TV shows or games,” said Joe Clayton, CEO of DISH Network. “We’ve created a package that combines the best assets of the movie entertainment and video gaming industries with the convenience and integration provided by a multichannel video provider,” added Michael Kelly, president of Blockbuster
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