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Dish Network to unveil streaming video service Friday

Dish Network has invited media to an event called “A Stream Come True” in San Francisco on Friday where the company is expected to announce pricing and other details for a streaming video service. The new service will use technology…

Dish takes over 500 Blockbuster locations

Dish Network, Blockbuster's new parent company, has agreed to take on leases for about 500 Blockbuster stores, according to papers filed with the US Bankruptcy Court Southern District of New York. Blockbuster has closed numerous stores in the last year…

Blockbuster being auctioned off today

Bankrupt movie rental chain Blockbuster is being auctioned off today. Multiple bidders will fight for the rights to the company's next owner as well as the amount of money available to pay off its claims. The auction could preserve Dallas-based…

SK Telecom considers buying Blockbuster

South Korea's SK Telecom, the country's largest mobile carrier by revenue, is contemplating making a bid for the struggling video chain Blockbuster. The deal would be an attempt to diversify away from its Korea-only network, where it has a tough…

Blockbuster declares bankruptcy, will stay in business

Unsurprisingly, the struggling Blockbuster movie rental empire has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the United States, nearly 25 years after it opened its first store. The once-mighty video rental chain won't be, however, closing its 3,000 remaining stores,…