DISHNetwork Looking to Acquire Hulu for 1.9 Billion

by Dish Systems Team

Posted on September 29, 2011

Just last week DISH Network and Blockbuster announced their movie platform ‘Blockbuster Movie Pass.’ We are now hearing that they have reportedly put in a bid for Hulu. The ‘Blockbuster Movie Pass’ is Blockbusters $10/month answer to Netflix. With over 100,000 DVD Movies, TV Shows and games available by mail, subscribers will have plenty of choices. They are trying to incorporate their initiative TV-Everywhere. If they do succeed in acquiring Hulu, DISH Network really will be everywhere. Currently the blockbuster movie pass is only available to subscribers of DISH, but new subscribers to the America’s Best 200 package will get free access to a year of unlimited movies, games and TV shows. With Blockbuster and DISH Network working hard to beat out their competition, it is interesting to think about what will happen to Netflix. Will it disappear altogether, or do you think that breaking their online streaming service and their DVD-by-mail service into two separate companies will work for them? With their changing subscriptions and raising of prices with little to no communication, Netflix has been alienating customers and investors. Netflix no longer has the monopoly on subscription television and movie programming since DISH and Blockbuster got together. DISH Network has reportedly offered 1.9 billion and Google has offered 4 billion, yet Hulu may be smarter to go with DISH Network due to content offered and contractual logistics. Either way making the switch to DISH Network seems like the best choice if you are looking to have access to a large library of movies, TV shows, games and much more. To learn more about adding the Blockbuster Movie Pass to your satellite TV programming, visit us at DISH-Systems or call (866) 989-3474. Stay tuned to see what happens!