Dish Network has agreed to buy Blockbuster
more than six months after the movie rental chain filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
. Dish "won" a bankruptcy court auction for the company, with a winning bid of $320 million, although negotiations pushed the final price down to a paltry $228 million. Tom Cullen, Dish Network's executive vice president of sales, marketing and programming, says his goal is to "re-establish Blockbuster's brand as a leader in video entertainment."