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Media Watch: Dish Network Unveils Blockbuster Movie Pass, Facebook’s Push to the Past

Media Watch: Dish Network Unveils Blockbuster Movie Pass, Facebook's Push to the Past

Today, the Dish Network revealed Blockbuster Movie Pass, its competitor to Netflix. Blockbuster Movie Pass will resemble the previous Netflix model, bundling DVD-by-mail rentals as well as online video streaming. However, its customers must sign up for the satellite provider for access to streaming. The new program, which will be available Oct. 1 and costs $10 a month, will offer 100,000 movies and TV programs to rent by mail, with another 4,000 movies available streaming. Read more at the Wrap.

-Facebook has once again revamped profile pages; this time to something that resembles a life scrapbook. Facebook’s Timeline shows a push by the social network to brand themselves as a digital archive of its users’ lives. Read more about Facebook’s push to the past at GigaOM, as well as AdAge’s analysis of Timeline’s potential new opportunities for marketers. What so many of these changes–at Netflix and elsewhere– seem to ignore is what what consumers want.

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