Move was always hampered by requiring an installation of its own player - a graveyard for companies from Real to Microsoft (with Silverlight), but it had its fans, more recently it bought Inuk, a company that had some interesting technology in its virtual set top box product, but came unstuck in trying to be an alternative service provider.
Some commentators have pointed to the patent recently received by Move for their adaptive streaming as being a potential patent troll to take on companies that have since implemented adaptive streaming, such as Microsoft and Apple, but I find this surprising since Real's adaptive streaming technology superseded that of Move (and, indeed, my own former company, Narrowstep had another version of adaptive delivery before Move was founded).
Still, assets are cheap and this might be just hedge. Or do Echostar have something cleverer in mind by integrating Move and Sling ?
Buying VMS companies seems to be flavour of the day. What price Brightcove ?