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Blockbuster Acquires Retail Software Developer Business of Alpha Bay

DISH Network News

Published: July 18, 2012

DISH Network Satellite TV
DENVER, CO–(Marketwire – Jul 18, 2012) –
Blockbuster, a subsidiary of DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), today announced it has acquired the assets of retail software provider Alpha Bay Corporation. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Alpha Bay specializes in software and services that deliver cloud-based mobile point-of-service (POS), inventory management, customer loyalty and business intelligence capabilities to the retail industry. The company’s platform operates in real-time, giving retailers decision support at any point in the business cycle.

Blockbuster will be using the Alpha Bay platform to improve in-store customer service, enhance inventory management, and deliver innovative promotional programs to Blockbuster’s retail guests.

In addition to outfitting the nearly 900 Blockbuster stores nationwide, the newly acquired Alpha Bay business will continue to market its enterprise systems beyond Blockbuster’s retail operation.

“A key element of the Alpha Bay solution is mobile functionality that will allow Blockbuster’s in-store employees to move out from behind the counter,” said Jack Blount, chairman and founder of Alpha Bay. “Mobile checkout combined with Blockbuster’s ability to deliver individualized promotions will revolutionize the company’s retail experience.”

“Alpha Bay promises flexible deployment and gives Blockbuster a new level of customer service and visibility at the store level and across the enterprise,” said Michael Kelly, president of Blockbuster. “Plus, emphasis on in-store mobility gives Blockbuster and our partners the ability to deliver a powerful transactional experience to customers.”

Alpha Bay’s cloud-based approach gives customers a standards-based, real-time, mobile-commerce oriented retail-computing platform that offers a seamless, transparent upgrade path and the flexibility to integrate with legacy retail systems.

About Blockbuster
Blockbuster L.L.C. is a subsidiary of DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), leading the movie and game industry in digital and disc rentals and sales. Blockbuster provides convenient access to family entertainment through a variety of channels — by mail via, in almost 900 stores across the U.S., via digital movie downloads using a PC, Blu-ray player, connected TV or portable device, and via Blockbuster @Home through DISH Network — making it easy and convenient to access family entertainment. Blockbuster offers games for all major gaming devices, including Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox and Xbox 360. Focused on ease and convenience, it’s no wonder that Blockbuster serves millions of customers nationally and internationally. For more information please visit our website at

About Alpha Bay
Alpha Bay is a global technologies and services provider, delivering innovative C3 Customer Centric Computingsm and mobile solutions. The AIRS® suite of applications and services gives retailers real-time BI, perpetual inventory, mobile POS, personal kiosks, and is supported through a unique Hybrid ISsm platform that incorporates SaaS/Cloud infrastructure and service. To see how Alpha Bay’s C3 Customer Centric Computing can improve customer satisfaction and loyalty while saving you 50% in IT costs in 12 months. Alpha Bay is a leader in m-commerce solutions for retailers.

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The Hopper Whole-Home HD DVR is the most advanced
set-top box in the industry, delivering features that will change the way you watch TV forever. With PrimeTime Anytime™ you get instant On Demand access to your favorite primetime shows for 8 days. Plus, you can automatically skip commercials in primetime TV – ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC in HD. Only on the Hopper. Only from DISH.

*Commercial free TV feature only available for playback of certain HD prime time shows on ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC with Prime Time Anytime Feature. Functions must be enabled by customer and are subject to availability.


Full HD DVR functionality on every TV, so you can pause, rewind and record live TV in any room. Plus, you can access your DVR library on all TVs so you can record a movie in the living room, start watching it in the bedroom and then finish in the kitchen. Watch our video to learn more

Requires a Joey to be linked to Hopper.

The Hopper: Whole-Home DVR Service from DISH Network

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Hate commercials? DISH created commercial-free TV so you can save an hour each night*! Now you can automatically skip commercials in primetime TV- on ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC in HD. Only on the Hopper. Only from DISH.

Feature must be enabled by customer and is subject to availability. Only available with playback of select shows.

Record up to 6 HD Channels at Once with PrimeTime Anytime.

Record up to six live HD channels at once during primetime, including your 4 local HD networks and 2 channels of your choosing, and stream four recorded HD programs to different TVs simultaneously. That means you can watch more and miss less of your favorite programs.

Massive 2 TB Hard Drive.

Record and store up to 2,000 hours – the most available from any TV provider! Plus, hundreds of On Demand titles are available for instant viewing.

Prime Time Anytime: With the Hopper’s exclusive feature, PrimeTime Anytime™, three hours of HD primetime programming are available to you On Demand for up to 8 days from initial air date.PRIMETIME ANYTIME™.

With the Hopper’s exclusive feature, PrimeTime Anytime™, three hours of HD primetime programming are available to you On Demand for up to 8 days from initial air date. Plus you can save your favorite primetime content forever. You can also automatically skip commercials in primetime TV – ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC in HD.

Commercial-free TV feature only available for playback of certain HD primetime shows on ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC with PrimeTime Anytime feature. Functions must be enabled by customer and are subject to availability.


The Hopper: Whole-Home DVR Serve - DISH Network, Features Grid - The Hopper from DISH Network allows you to enjoy commercial free programming through the contents of your DVR with a State-of-the-Art User Interface, enjoy SRS TruVolume® it also comes standard with a Remote Control Locator and Intuitive Search. The Hopper works seemlessly with TV Everywhere™ Technology and SIRIUSXM SATELLITE RADIO.



Featuring The Weather Channel, msnbc, NBC Sports and Access Hollywood apps – the information you want is just a click away with the Hopper.

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Blockbuster @Home.

DISH Network - Blockbuster @Home - Exclusively from DISH, Blockbuster @Home gives you access to over 100,000 titles with unlimited movies, TV shows and game rentals by mail and in-store exchanges. Plus you can stream thousands of titles through your TV, PC and iPad when connected to broadband internet. With the Hopper’s DISH Unplugged feature, you get hundreds of titles instantly, even without an Internet connection. Blockbuster @Home is available for an additional monthly charge.

Exclusively from DISH, Blockbuster @Home gives you access to over 100,000 titles with unlimited movies, TV shows and game rentals by mail and in-store exchanges. Plus you can stream thousands of titles through your TV, PC and iPad when connected to broadband internet. With the Hopper’s DISH Unplugged feature, you get hundreds of titles instantly, even without an Internet connection. Blockbuster @Home is available for an additional monthly charge.


Watch the latest 3D movies without a trip to the movie theater. The Hopper brings the best in entertainment right to your 3D TV.


“Reasonable pricing, copious features including 2TB of storage space, and a well-designed interface put the Hopper head and shoulders above the TiVo Premiere Elite, and make it our Editors’ Choice for DVRs. Overall, the Hopper is one of the best DVRs we’ve ever seen.”
~P.C. Mag

At the 2012 International CES in Las Vegas, The Hopper was honored with CES Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering Award.

The Hopper received Popular Mechanic’s “Editors’ Choice” award for outstanding achievement in new product design and innovation.

The Hopper was also selected as a CNET “Best of CES” Finalist, being recognized as one of the most innovative products that set the standard for all other products in the industry.

“You’d certainly have to record an awful lot of television to run out of space on Hopper.”
~USA Today

“DISH Network’s newly announced Hopper and Joey set-top boxes are innovative products in their own right, but they look even better when compared to the miserable state of cable set top box technology”
~Popular Mechanics


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All offers valid for service activated between 3/15/12 and 5/20/12 and are subject to change without notice. Available for new and qualifying former DISH customers. Welcome Pack not eligible for offers.

Hopper Whole-home HD DVR.
First Hopper HD DVR and up to 3 Joey receivers available for one-time $99 Upgrade fee. $99 Upgrade fee waived with subscription to America’s Top 200, America’s Top 250, America’s “Everything” Pak, DishLATINO Dos, or DishLATINO Max at time of service activation. A second Hopper HD DVR is available for a one-time $199 Upgrade fee. With a second Hopper HD DVR, one additional Joey receiver is available for $99 Upgrade fee. Hopper and Joey receivers require an eligible HD package and cannot be combined with any other receiver models or types. PrimeTime Anytime feature must be initially enabled. PrimeTime Anytime is only available with local channels broadcast in HD, which are not available in all markets. Actual recording capacity varies based on type of programming; up to 2000 hours is based on SD programming. HD hard drive space comparison based on equipment currently available. Select functionality is limited or not available in parts of Alaska and in Puerto Rico and USVI.

Blockbuster @HomeTM.
Blockbuster @Home (1 disc at a time): Only available with new qualifying DISH service. For the first 3 months of your subscription, you receive a bundle of Blockbuster @Home for $5/mo (regularly $10/mo) and your programming package at a promotional bundle price. Promotional prices continue for 3 months provided you subscribe to both components of the bundle and do not downgrade. After 3 months, then-current prices apply to each component (unless a separate promotional price still applies to your programming package). Requires online DISH account for discs by mail; broadband Internet to stream content; HD DVR to stream to TV. Exchange online rentals for free in-store movie rentals at participating Blockbuster stores. Offer not available in Puerto Rico or U.S. Virgin Islands. Streaming to TV and some channels not available with select packages.

Programming Package credits.
Programming Package credits: requires a 24-month Agreement and qualifying programming. Must maintain qualifying programming to receive all credits. Upfront credit: receive a credit for each of the first 12 months after service activation. Online Bonus Credit: after activating your DISH service you must register on within 45 days to redeem. Redemption requires you to agree to continuous enrollment in AutoPay with Paperless Billing and opt in to the DISH E-Newsletter. Online Bonus credit will apply for the first 12 months after offer redemption.

Premium Movie Package Offer.
Premium Movie Package offer: value is up to $132; after 3 months then-current price applies unless you downgrade. HBO®, Cinemax® and related channels and service marks are the property of Home Box Office, Inc. SHOWTIME is a registered trademark of Showtime Networks Inc., a CBS Company. STARZ and related channels and service marks are property of Starz Entertainment, LLC.

HD FREE For Life® Offer.
HD FREE for Life® offer: $10/mo HD add-on fee waived for life of current account;. Requires either a one-time $99 HD Upgrade fee or 24-month agreement and AutoPay with Paperless Billing. Must maintain minimum qualifying monthly programming, including America’s Top 120TM, or DishLATINO® Dos, DishLATINO® Plus, and continuous enrollment in AutoPay and Paperless Billing. If qualifying service is terminated prior to end of agreement period, a cancellation fee of $10.00 per cancelled month of service will apply.

Digital Home Advantage Plan.
Digital Home Advantage plan requires 24-month agreement and credit qualification. Cancellation fee of $17.50/month remaining applies if service is terminated before end of agreement. After promotional period(s), then-current price for programming package will apply. All equipment is leased and must be returned to DISH upon cancellation or unreturned equipment fees apply. Upfront fee, monthly fees, and limits on number and type of receivers will apply. HD programming requires HD television. Prices, packages, programming and offers subject to change without notice. Offer subject to terms of applicable Promotional and Residential Customer agreements. Additional restrictions may apply.

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Que es FlexTV con DishLATINO?
Es el servicio de TV satelital con la mejor programación en inglés y español sin necesidad de firmar contratos, sin compromisos ni verificación de crédito. Es perfecto para usted si no tiene o no desea utilizar su tarjeta de crédito. Con FlexTV de DishLATINO el equipo es suyo y tiene la libertad de parar o reanudar el servicio cuando quiera.

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  • Paquetes con canales en inglés y en español.
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  • Instalación profesional gratis provista por DISH Network.
  • Plan de protección gratis por 4 meses (por solo $6 al mes).
  • Acceso a los eventos Pay-Per-View y On Demand de DISH Network.
  • Los 4 paquetes de películas gratis por 3 meses.




  • Intercambio ilimitado de películas en los locales  Blockbuster sercanos a usted .
  • Miles de películas directamente a su TV*.
  • Más de 25,000 películas disponibles en
Modelo de receptor
Cuota por activación
SD Solo (311) $49 $99
SD Duo (322) $49 $99
SD Solo DVR (512) $49 $99
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*Oferta basada en el precio descontado de $5 por Blockbuster At Home. Un disco a la vez, valor de $10 al mes. Aplican restricciones. Llama para más detalles.

Blockbuster @Home (1 disco a la vez): Sólo para nuevos clientes calificados de DishLATINO que activen el servicio entre el 01/02/12 y el 20/05/12. Por los primeros 3 meses de suscripción el cliente recibirá Blockbuster At Home al precio de $5 al mes (precio regular de $10 al mes) y paquete de programación al precio promocional por el conjunto de servicios. Los precios promocionales son válidos por el período aplicable a condición de que se suscriba a los dos componentes del paquete y no cambie el servicio a un paquete más bajo en ese tiempo. Después de los primeros 3 meses, el cliente deberá pagar los precios vigentes de cada componente (a menos que aún aplique un precio promocional por separado en el paquete de programación). Esta oferta requiere una cuenta en Internet de DishLATINO para el intercambio de DVDs por correo, Internet de banda ancha para ver el contenido en Internet, DVR de alta definición para ver el contenido de Internet en TV. Intercambio de películas sin costo en las tiendas participantes de Blockbuster. Oferta no disponible en Puerto Rico y las Islas Vírgenes. Ver contenido por Internet en TV y algunos canales no están disponibles con paquetes selectos. El plan FLEX requiere un cargo por activación de $199 y la compra del receptor. Los clientes que se suscriban a DishLATINO o un paquete Internacional selecto recibirán un crédito instantáneo de $100 en el cargo de activación. El cargo por el servicio de programación en alta definición de $10/mes no se aplicará mientras que la cuenta esté activa y requiere un pago único de $99 por mejora de programación. El valor de la oferta del paquete de películas es de hasta $132; después de los 3 meses se le empezará a facturar al precio vigente a menos que el cliente llame para cancelar el servicio de películas. Solamente la instalación profesional estándar es gratuita. Pueden aplicar cargos mensuales dependiendo del tipo y número de receptores. La programación en alta definición requiere un televisor de alta definición. Precios, paquetes, programación y ofertas están sujetos a cambio sin previo aviso. Todos los cargos, incluyendo la programación mensual, Pay-Per-View (antes del evento) y mejora de equipo, deben ser pagados por adelantado. Si estos cargos no son pagados en la fecha de vencimiento, el servicio se desconectará dentro de 24 horas, y un cargo de reconexión de $20 aplicará. Oferta válida sólo para clientes nuevos y clientes previos que califiquen, y está sujeta a los términos de la Promoción que aplica y al contrato de Cliente Residencial. Restricciones adicionales pueden aplicar. La oferta termina el 20/05/12. HBO®, Cinemax® y canales asociados y marcas de servicio son propiedad de Home Box Office, Inc. SHOWTIME y marcas asociadas son marcas registradas de Showtime Networks Inc., parte de CBS Company. STARZ y canales asociados y marcas de servicio son propiedad de Starz Entertainment, LLC.