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Netflix Radically Changes Price Plans; Charges Hefty Fee

It looks like Netflix watched the success of Hulu Plus, and thought to themselves, “Hey boys, I think we can be making a lot more money, here!” The company has radically changed its pricing structure for its Netflix customers, and may cause many to leave.

While customers previously had the option of choosing an $8 streaming plan, they could also pay $2 to rent out one additional DVD at a time.

DISH Network Offers 3 Mo. Free Blockbuster

The well known satellite television operator, Dish Network has just announced that it will be giving new customers three months of Blockbuster by Mail, after the television giant purchased Blockbuster for $320 million. Dish will be making the offer at is competes with DirecTV and cable operators one one hand and Internet streaming services like Netflix on the other.

New customers will have access to over 100,000 movies, TV shows, and games with new titles arriving 28 days before they arrive on Netflix or the kiosk rental system, Redbox. How do you think Blockbuster execs felt after hearing that the company that bought them will be offering three months of free rentals.

Redbox Will Soon Carry Videogames In Over 21,000 Locations

Redbox is a popular DVD rental kiosk that is found in many grocery stores. Users walk up to the big red machine and select from a list of popular movies and new releases. Consumers pay one or two dollars, and have a DVD vended out to them. Everything is done electronically of course, and the machines accept multiple forms of payment. To return the movie, customers simply scan the receipt and/or DVD and are merrily on their way.