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Blockbuster Sale to Dish Network (NASDAQ: DISH) Complete

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DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) is pleased to announce it has completed its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Blockbuster, Inc.

“We are pleased to have purchased the assets of Blockbuster and look forward to building on the nationally recognized Blockbuster brand while improving the experience of delivering entertainment to consumers,” said Tom Cullen, executive vice president for DISH Network.

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DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), through its subsidiary DISH Network L.L.C., provides more than 14.1 million satellite TV customers, as of Dec. 31, 2010, with the highest quality programming and technology with the most choices at the best value, including HD Free for Life. Subscribers enjoy industry-leading customer satisfaction, the largest high definition line-up with more than 200 national HD channels, the most international channels, and award-winning HD and DVR technology. DISH Network Corporation is a Fortune 200 company. Visit



CONAN O'BRIEN Partners with AMERICAN EXPRESS-Image via Wikipedia

American Express launched its latest television spot which showcases the brand’s commitment to providing its Cardmembers with unique and memorable entertainment experiences.

Titled “Curtain,” the :60 spot features comedian and award-winning late-night talk show host Conan O’Brien, and marks the first time in nearly three years that American Express has partnered with an entertainment personality in one of its advertising campaigns.

“Curtain” takes viewers into the depths of India with Conan as he meticulously prepares for an upcoming performance.  He is in pursuit of the world’s finest silk, and transforms raw thread into a long panel of fabric that he then personally dyes a regal red. The spot then flashes-forward and reveals Conan admiring with great pride a stage curtain – obviously one that he took pain-staking measures to craft to meet his standards. The spot culminates with a reminder to viewers: “If you’re really serious about entertainment, every detail counts,” followed by a call-to-action to visit, where Cardmembers can take charge of their own entertainment experiences.

“Curtain” is the latest installment of the “Take Charge®” brand campaign and debuted on major broadcast outlets starting on November 8th, aligning with the launch of O’Brien’s new late-night TBS show “Conan.”

“Just like Conan O’Brien, American Express takes entertainment seriously and consistently delivers unique and relevant entertainment experiences – whether at a live event or streamed content for viewing at home,” said John Hayes, Chief Marketing Officer, American Express. “American Express offers so much more than secure payments and great service, we deliver a gateway to memorable entertainment experiences across film, music, sports, fashion and theater alike.”

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