Blockbuster Subcriptions Increase by Half a Million

Posted Wed Sep 28, 2011 at 07:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward

Apparently the Dish Network announcement made a pretty big impact.

According to Blockbuster, they've increased by 500,000 subscribers in the last 30 days. We're willing to bet a large number of those new members came on board in the last week, after Dish announced their impressive streaming/disc combo service.

The company hasn't disclosed how many of those subscribers might be getting a free trial, but either way 500,000 is a number that's hard to ignore, especially in such a short amount of time.

Hopefully this interest will lead the way to Dish Network opening this service up to non-subscribers for an additional fee. Getting games and movies and streaming content from one source instead of signing up for Netflix, Qwickster and Gamefly is something with a great deal of appeal.

Source: Home Media Magazine

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