Southwest Airlines and Dish Network said that they will extend free in-flight, live-TV service through the end of this year for passengers who watch on their own devices.
Blockbuster announced earlier this month that the company could be closing its 300 remaining stores nationwide. And their final video rental was a fitting title indeed.
The closures announced Wednesday will affect about 300 Blockbuster locations scattered across the country. Dish Network expects the stores to be closed by early January.
Southwest Airlines Co. says passengers on some routes can now borrow an iPad 2 at the airport to watch on-demand TV during the flight.
Some Southwest Airlines passengers can now enjoy some in flight entertainment — for free.
Dish Network said that it plans to close about 300 Blockbuster stores across the country, losing about 3,000 employees. The closures will leave about 500 locations across the nation.
Satellite broadcaster Dish Network Corp. on Friday said it would replace AMC Networks Inc.’s channels with HDNet channels at midnight on Saturday, ratcheting up a fee dispute.
Blockbuster is moving its headquarters from McKinney to Colorado after satellite television provider Dish Network bought the company last year.
AT&T will pay TiVo at least $215 million through June 2018, becoming the latest TV signal provider to settle a patent lawsuit involving the DVR pioneer.
Blockbuster’s soon-to-be parent company Dish Network Corp. has agreed to take on leases for hundreds of Blockbuster stores, ensuring the video rental chain will continue to have a physical presence.
Dish Network said Wednesday that it won the auction for Blockbuster with a bid valued at $228 million in cash.