Dish May Launch Blockbuster Streaming Service in October

Posted Tue Sep 6, 2011 at 11:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward

The plans that have been set in place by Dish will finally be revealed, and it could mean a big shakeup for the streaming game.

According to sources belonging to the folks at Bloomberg, Dish is going to be launching its subscription based streaming service next month. The service will offer streaming movies at a yet-to-be named price and will almost certainly start to lure customers away from Netflix.

Part of the reason for the launch timing, according to that source, is the Netflix price raise, which will be hitting customers this month. The other reason seems to be based around content. Starz and Netflix failed to come to an agreement so the streaming service is about to lose a big chunk of its catalog. Instead of Netflix, they'll be taking those movies over to Dish and Blockbuster.

Netflix hasn't faced much in the way of real competition yet, but the face of the streaming market is about to change. With a Blockbuster streaming service on the way and a rumored iTunes streaming service, it'll be interesting to see what happens.

Source: Engadget

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