Dish Network to Introduce Blockbuster Streaming Movie Service (Report)

Fri Sep 2, 2011 11:41am EDT

Dish Network Corp., which owns Blockbuster, is planning a streaming-movie service, Bloomberg is reporting.

A Dish network spokesman told TheWrap that the company is not commenting on the report.

According to Bloomberg, Dish hasn't set a price for its service.

But it'll be designed to compete with Netflix, which, beginning this month, is charging consumers one set of fees for mail order movies and another for streaming videos.

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And on Thursday, Netflix lost its deal with Starz to stream movies from Sony and Disney.

Dish, which offers a Starz movie package on its satellite TV channel, is expected to offer Starz products on its service, according to Bloomberg.

In April, Dish bought the ailing Blockbuster movie chain for $320 million. Since then, it has offered cross-promotions with Blockbuster.

Blockbuster lets customers buy videos on demand but does not currently have a subscription streaming service.

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