Delivers a "Fan"-tasy League Experience for the 2013 Academy Awards Delivers a "Fan"-tasy League Experience for the 2013 
Academy Awards 
Visit to Sign Up, Predict Winners, Invite
Guests and Participate in Local or Worldwide Leagues 
ENGLEWOOD, CO -- (Marketwire) -- 02/07/13 --  Film buffs and
Hollywood fans alike can look to one of the biggest names in
entertainment,, for the best online experience
during the 2013 Academy Awards(R). Today, BLOCKBUSTER(R) announced
the launch of, an interactive website
designed to host, manage and facilitate participation in a fantasy
awards league. 
"With viewing parties all over the country, we know how social an
event like the Academy Awards has become," said Mitch Weinraub,
Blockbuster vice president of product marketing.
" is like a fantasy league for movie fans. It
provides a service to people hosting and attending parties, as well
as to those who just want to see how their projections stack up
against their friends' picks." offers a Blockbuster Awards Night Ballot that
allows users to:  

--  Set up leagues to predict Academy Award winners and invite guests to
--  Join leagues hosted by others to see how they stack up against their
--  Watch a robust collection of trailers and bios on all nominees.

During the live broadcast of the event, will
update with real-time stats based on individual picks and pools.
Participants can track their results from their home computer,
iPhone, iPad or Android device.  
"The Academy Awards is the biggest event in Hollywood. It is the
capstone of the awards season and is now more accessible than ever
before," Weinraub said.  
Visit to sign up and join or host a league.
The Blockbuster Awards Night Ballot is free to anyone who wishes to
participate; a pre-existing Blockbuster account is not required. 
About Blockbuster
 Blockbuster L.L.C., a subsidiary of DISH Network
Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), is a leader in 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 nearly 800 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 -- making it easy and convenient to access family
entertainment. Stores offer a variety of memberships for every type
of movie lover, as well as 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 is no wonder that
Blockbuster serves millions of customers nationally and
internationally. Visit 
About DISH 
 DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), through its
subsidiary DISH Network L.L.C., provides approximately 14.042 million
satellite TV customers, as of Sept. 30, 2012, with the highest
quality programming and technology with the most choices at the best
value, including HD Free for Life. Subscribers enjoy 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's subsidiary, Blockbuster L.L.C., delivers family
entertainment to millions of customers around the world. DISH Network
Corporation is a Fortune 200 company. Visit 
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