|reply to FFH |
Blockbuster already had several content deals, which I'm guessing is what Dish, and the other bidders, wanted. I seriously doubt that Dish, or any of the other bidders, care about the Blockbuster brand. Just my guess. I don't have a dog in the fight either way.
But that Brand is the primary asset they purchased. The problem is that Brand is about as tarnished as they come. I don't know very many people that weren't burned by Blockbuster late fees and hate the company as a result. In fact a know a lot of people that even though blockbuster had better mail order DVD deals refused to deal with them for that very reason.
If Dish spent that money for the content deals I hope they are smart enough to drop the brand because it's a toxic name IMO.