You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Report: Dish Network targeting Netflix

Looks like Dish Network could be looking to tackle Netflix on its own turf – and it’s bringing a surprise player to the game. Blockbuster

Bloomberg reports the satellite service plans to offer a standalone subscription streaming service that will capitalize on the Blockbuster brand. And, to rub salt in Netflix’s wounds: It might include titles from Starz.

The service could launch as early as next month, according to Bloomberg. Pricing has yet to be set, though it could be offered in conjuction with Blockbuster’s DVD by mail and in-store rentals. That would likely be meant to capitalize on Netflix’s recent price hike and separation of those services.

Starz, of course, said it had halted negotiations about renewing the online streaming deal with Netflix yesterday. Some analysts, including Wedbush Securities’ Michael Pachter, believe that was a negotiating ploy, meant to coincide with the price hike that went into effect yesterday and feel the two companies will reach a compromise before the current deal expires in February.

If they don’t, however, and if the Bloomberg report is correct, it could propel Blockbuster into a much more viable competitor in the space.

More Digital

  • Instagram

    Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom, Co-Founder Mike Krieger Are Leaving the Company

    Looks like Dish Network could be looking to tackle Netflix on its own turf – and it’s bringing a surprise player to the game. Bloomberg reports the satellite service plans to offer a standalone subscription streaming service that will capitalize on the Blockbuster brand. And, to rub salt in Netflix’s wounds: It might include titles […]

  • Snapchat Gets Amazon-Powered Visual Product Search

    Snapchat Gets Visual Product Search Powered by Amazon

    Looks like Dish Network could be looking to tackle Netflix on its own turf – and it’s bringing a surprise player to the game. Bloomberg reports the satellite service plans to offer a standalone subscription streaming service that will capitalize on the Blockbuster brand. And, to rub salt in Netflix’s wounds: It might include titles […]

  • hulu-logo

    Hulu Hires GoPro, TiVo Execs to Fill Out Technology Leadership Team

    Looks like Dish Network could be looking to tackle Netflix on its own turf – and it’s bringing a surprise player to the game. Bloomberg reports the satellite service plans to offer a standalone subscription streaming service that will capitalize on the Blockbuster brand. And, to rub salt in Netflix’s wounds: It might include titles […]

  • Shazam

    Apple Closes Shazam Acquisition, Starts Phasing Out Ads

    Looks like Dish Network could be looking to tackle Netflix on its own turf – and it’s bringing a surprise player to the game. Bloomberg reports the satellite service plans to offer a standalone subscription streaming service that will capitalize on the Blockbuster brand. And, to rub salt in Netflix’s wounds: It might include titles […]

  • Facebook India Hires Former Head of

    Facebook India Hires Former Head of Fox's Hotstar Streaming Service

    Looks like Dish Network could be looking to tackle Netflix on its own turf – and it’s bringing a surprise player to the game. Bloomberg reports the satellite service plans to offer a standalone subscription streaming service that will capitalize on the Blockbuster brand. And, to rub salt in Netflix’s wounds: It might include titles […]

  • Roku Fall Update Includes 4K Streaming

    Roku Starts Selling New Premiere 4K Streaming Adapters, Roku TV Wireless Speakers

    Looks like Dish Network could be looking to tackle Netflix on its own turf – and it’s bringing a surprise player to the game. Bloomberg reports the satellite service plans to offer a standalone subscription streaming service that will capitalize on the Blockbuster brand. And, to rub salt in Netflix’s wounds: It might include titles […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content