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DISH Network Execs Talk Hollywood, Premium VOD Plans Discussed

by Dish Systems Team

Posted on May 13, 2011

Determined to stay competitive with satellite TV provider, DirecTV, DISH Network executives are reportedly "in negotiations" with some of the top Hollywood movie studios in hopes of bringing premium video on demand (VOD) content to its subscribers. According to a recent Bloomberg article, DISH Network Executive Vice President Tom Cullen, mentioned a deal that the satellite TV company is working on that is similar to DirecTV Home Premiere offerings, making movies available to DISH subscribers just eight weeks after the debut in theaters. Retail price for renting a premium movie through DISH Cinema is said to also be competitive with the Home Premiere $29.99 cost. No set offer has been made yet by any of the movie studios that are currently working with DirecTV, including: Universal Pictures, Warner Bros., Twentieth Century Fox and Sony Corp. While DISH Network execs continue to work out a deal to bring premium video on demand to its DISH Cinema platform, viewers can check out the latest movie rentals available through DISH Cinema without having to wait in line for RedBox. Now playing on DISH Cinema: 'Justin Bieber: Never Say Never,' 'Blue Valentine' and 'No Strings Attached.' To learn more about DISH Network video on demand, visit authorized retailer, DISH Systems, online or call 866-989-3474. Be sure to also check back on our website for updates on any premium VOD news!