Media Watch: Dish Network Unveils Blockbuster Movie Pass, Facebook's Push to the Past

by Maggie Lange
September 23, 2011 8:24 AM
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Today, the Dish Network revealed Blockbuster Movie Pass, its competitor to Netflix. Blockbuster Movie Pass will resemble the previous Netflix model, bundling DVD-by-mail rentals as well as online video streaming. However, its customers must sign up for the satellite provider for access to streaming. The new program, which will be available Oct. 1 and costs $10 a month, will offer 100,000 movies and TV programs to rent by mail, with another 4,000 movies available streaming. Read more at the Wrap.

-Facebook has once again revamped profile pages; this time to something that resembles a life scrapbook. Facebook's Timeline shows a push by the social network to brand themselves as a digital archive of its users' lives. Read more about Facebook's push to the past at GigaOM, as well as AdAge's analysis of Timeline's potential new opportunities for marketers. What so many of these changes--at Netflix and elsewhere-- seem to ignore is what what consumers want.

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  • shar | November 22, 2011 2:08 PMReply

    Blockbuster Movie Pass is a great alternative to stream movies. Now that I am DISH subscriber I can get access to thousands of movies to stream to my TV or PC. New customers can get the Blockbuster Movie Pass free for 12 months with the America’s Top 200 package. You can stream thousands of movies to your TV or PC and also have more then 100,000 DVDs, games and TV shows mailed to your home.

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  • AR | September 24, 2011 4:46 AMReply

    I know I'm excited for October 1st! As a current subscriber and employee of DISH Network I couldn't ask for a better promotion then something like this! I'm a movie and game lover so with that many movies, TV shows and games at my fingertips for only an additional $10 a month I know I'm happy! Plus all those non-DISH subscribers stay tuned because it was also announced in the press release something will be coming out for them as well in the future! Till then check out some details here :)

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