Call the cable TV provider in your area, because you’re going to want broadband Internet for the upcoming “Streaming Wars”.
When Dish Network satellite TV bought the failing Blockbuster video, many wondered how Dish would turn it into a money maker. Well, the first attempt is being made as we speak. After Netflix announced significant price hikes to come, Dish Network saw an opportunity to grab new customers.
Netflix took its single disc/streaming video product and broke it into two products. What was once $9.99 a month for both is now $7.99 a month per product. Obviously, Netflix users are miffed. Dish Network offers a one disc rental package for $9.99, but the Blockbuster package does not include streaming video. At least not yet.
However, according to a BizJournals.com article, Dish Network satellite TV / Blockbuster video feels customers would switch from Netflix for early access to new releases and video game rentals. The Blockbuster package is $2 more a month than the single disc package from Netflix, so only time will tell. What’s more important, saving $2 or having access to newer new releases and video games?