Blockbuster and parent company Dish Network today announced a new streaming service intended as a rival to Netflix. The timing seems perfect, as the public image of Netflix has taken a serious beating in the past six months thanks to price increases, splitting DVD and streaming services, and the choice of ‘Qwikster’ as the name for the new Netflix DVD-by-mail service.

So will the new Blockbuster streaming service, dubbed Blockbuster Movie Pass, be able to quickly move in an execute a Mortal Kombat-style fatality on Netflix? Probably not, because the Movie Pass service will only be available to Dish subscribers for the time being. Read More »

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