Dish Network Said To Be Prepping Netflix Rival

In April, Dish Network acquired Blockbuster. Since then, there has been plenty of speculation as to what Dish would do with Blockbuster and its assets. We already know Dish will keep 600 Blockbuster stores open, and now we're learning of other possible plans.

Word has it that Dish Network is planning to roll out a streaming service using the Blockbuster brand that will compete with Netflix. To offer this service, Dish plans to use an existing infrastructure that currently delivers on-demand movies to its customers.

The new service could offer classic and archive movies as well as newer, on-demand titles that are currently available to Dish Network subscribers. The new service is also expected to include Starz. Combine this rumor with Blockbuster’s current relationships with movie studios, and Dish Network has the potential of offering a larger library than Netflix. Pricing for the new service has yet to be announced.