DISH Expands Blockbuster Offerings
DISH Network recently announced the expansion of family and kid’s programming available through the company’s Blockbuster @Home entertainment package. DISH will add more than 3,000 titles suitable for children ages three to 13 as part of its growing line-up of family entertainment, including programming from partners Vivendi Entertainment, Cookie Jar, Lions Gate Films and Scholastic Media. The way it works is that families that subscribe to the Blockbuster @Home package by DISH can now enjoy that content on-demand, including shows such as “Veggie Tales,” “Inspector Gadget,” “Goosebumps,” “Heathcliff,” “I Spy,” “Madeline,” “Strawberry Shortcake” and many more. Yes, we said it. "Strawberry Shortcake". There.
Blockbuster @Home is an expansion of the Blockbuster Movie Pass, introduced by DISH last fall. For $10 per month, DISH users get a package that offers over 100,000 DVD movies, TV shows and games by mail with unlimited in-store exchanges of DVDs and video games at participating Blockbuster stores. Users also get streaming access on the TV to more than 10,000 movies and TV shows, including more than 3,000 kids and family shows and more than 25,000 movies and TV shows on demand on the computer. If that's not enough Blockbuster @Home offers more than 3,000 video games by mail and more than 20 premium movie and family channels.
Blockbuster @Home, offered only to DISH customers, is now available on the iPad through the recently enhanced DISH Remote Access app.
To access Blockbuster @Home or on-demand content, a DISH HD DVR ViP 612, ViP 622, ViP 722, ViP 722k or the Hopper whole-home HD DVR entertainment system is required.
Many of the same streaming movie choices offered by Blockbuster @Home will also be accessible on the Hopper for customers who have limited or no Internet access with a feature called DISH Unplugged. DISH Unplugged offers hundreds of movies delivered to the Hopper’s internal hard drive via satellite, ensuring no buffering and the highest quality video experience.