Odd. First, this is not a real estate deal. Blockbuster does not own 99.9% of its stores. Under bankruptcy, DISH can either affirm or break any lease it wants. In any event, it has to start paying rent again on all of these places if it keeps them. And do what with them? Rent videos? Umm, that is where this story started. Sell dishes? Sell dishes from storefronts in strip malls in the suburbs? What an original idea. If you remember the K-Mart / Sears deal, it WAS a real estate deal. Both chains owned a very large number of big boxes. Second, it gets the "intelectual property". Esntually the name "Blockbuster". DirecTV had a deal to label its PPV as "Blockbuster" for a year or so. I did not notice any change in its offerings or its rental rates. Somebody is going to be more likely to rent a video because its called "Blockbuster" and not "DISH"? Third, it gets this internet business. OK. Different from Netflix exactly how? To me this just reinforces the ONLY advantage cable has over DBS, which is internet bundling. DISH does not even have faux-bundling deals with any phone companies except Frontier. And the "vending machine" business. At gas stations. Hard to put dishes in vending machines. Lastly, it gets lots of data. People that rent a lot of videos? Maybe because their cable sucks? What an original idea. Oh, and it gets lots of franchisees, who have no interest in selling dishes, and lots of operations outside the USA, where it cannot dell dishes. I do not see the math. My bet is that DISH takes the intelectual property and the internet business, sub-liscenses the vending machines, and resells the rest to a liquidator. The B&M video rental store is just not a viable business today. The B&M DBS store never was.