Blockbuster Streaming To Pressure Netflix Even More; 30% of Netflix Users Could Abandon Red Envelope

Dish Network's newest asset, Blockbuster, will be coming out with a robust streaming service.  It sounds too good to be true...but i wonder what the cost will be...and if we'll see iOS and Android apps soon too.

Anyway, glad to see this new pressure on netflix, which I happen to have...for now.

Bloomberg has more details on what services could be included.  It mentioned Starz, which just broke off negotiations with Netflix earlier.

Interesting...

Also, a research firm reported by Marketwatch suggests that 30% of current Netflix users could abandon the DVD and streaming services altogether.

Personally, I expect a new Netflix apology and a rollback of the arrogant and offending moves it has made by next week.  But with the Blockbuster offering public by then, I don't know if it'll even matter.

1 comment:

rose said...

I think with Blockbuster about to have streaming service available that Netflix has a lot to worry about. I went with Blockbuster through my provider/employer DISH Network. DISH is offering new customers Blockbuster Movie Pass for free up to 12 months starting Oct 1st. After the promotional period, Blockbuster Movie Pass starts at just $10 per month. The movie pass offers you streaming; which is all Netflix had going for them, and a DVD mail in option or in store exchange for movies, and games. You get Blu-ray DVDs and games at no extra charge and new releases 28 days before Netflix. Check out this link for the promotions through DISH http://bit.ly/px7BV9. I cannot wait to see how the streaming works and the best part is that it is all going to be on one bill.