Blockbuster to Keep 90% of Stores Open
Dish Network Corp plans to keep open more than 90 percent of the Blockbuster stores it acquired in its $320 million deal for the video rental chain. Dish, the second largest U.S. satellite TV company, said it reached agreements with property owners allowing it to continue running more than 1,500 stores. In addition, it will retain more than 15,000 employees. Dish Network won Blockbuster in an April bankruptcy auction, further broadening its business beyond satellite TV and setting up a possible showdown with Netflix.