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Today, 08:04 AM
5
Feb 2016
Posted By: News Feed


DISH and Sling TV Expanding to Downtown Denver with Software Development Office; Expect to Add 100 Tech Jobs

Today, Colorado-headquartered DISH Network announced plans to open a software development office in downtown Denver and expects to add up to 100 new technology jobs at the location. The initiative is part of DISH's expansion of its in-house software development capacity to support its products and services including the award-winning Hopper DVR platform and Sling TV, the industry's first live and on-demand Internet TV app.

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Yesterday, 05:03 AM
4
Feb 2016
Posted By: News Feed


DISH Announces Conference Call for Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2015 Financial Results

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Feb 01 2016 09:47 AM
1
Feb 2016
Posted By: David Bott


DISH announced the availability of Hopper 3 to customers nationwide

 

ENGLEWOOD, Feb. 1, 2016 – DISH Network L.L.C. today announced the availability of its award-winning Hopper 3 to customers nationwide. The third-generation of DISH’s whole-home DVR system, Hopper 3 features 16 tuners, delivers an enhanced 4K experience and supports up to seven TVs simultaneously. In the coming weeks, Hopper 3 will launch the Netflix app and integrate Netflix titles into its universal search results.

 

“Packed with industry firsts, Hopper 3 is the most advanced DVR in the world. It provides our customers with the innovative features they loved on our legacy Hopper DVRs, while additionally delivering the ultimate, conflict-free entertainment experience,” said Vivek Khemka, DISH Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. “Since the introduction of our first-generation Hopper only four years ago, we have continued to invest in innovation. DISH has a history of being at the forefront of consumer entertainment technology, and I’m proud to say that Hopper 3 offers no exception.”

 

Hopper 3 delivers several industry-firsts designed to change the way consumers find, record, stream and watch content, including:

 

16 tuners – Hopper 3 contains 16 tuners, making it easy for viewers to watch shows in multiple rooms, view live programs remotely via DISH Anywhere and set multiple recordings, all at the same time and without the need to manage conflicts or cancel timers.

4K video – Hopper 3 decodes and outputs 4K video and comes equipped with a selection of 4K programming, including titles from Sony Pictures. 4K content from Netflix will also be coming to Hopper 3 in the near future.

Support for seven TVs – Hopper 3 supports up to six Joeys simultaneously, powering a total of seven TVs at one time. The DVR is compatible with the standard Joey, Wireless Joey and 4K Joey. DISH is delivering enhanced connectivity options to drive the whole-home experience, including MoCA 2.0 and Gigabit Ethernet.

Universal search with Netflix – Hopper 3 will soon feature the Netflix app and integrate Netflix titles into its universal search results. With this new functionality, customers who search for a TV series will see a list that incorporates episodes from Netflix, DVR recordings, on demand options and future airings, depending on availability of each.

Sports Bar Mode – Another feature coming soon to Hopper 3 is 4K Sports Bar Mode, a multi-channel view that divides the TV screen into quadrants, each with the ability to display a different program in HD.

 

Also newly available to DISH customers is the 4K Joey client, compatible with all HDMI 2.0/HDCP 2.2-compliant televisions. The 4K Joey plays back 4K ultra HD content and easily integrates with Hopper 3 to provide a whole-home solution for customers with multiple 4K televisions in their home.

 

Qualified new and existing customers can receive one Hopper 3 at no upfront cost. The Hopper 3 system requires a whole-home DVR fee of $15 per month and $7 per month for each Joey, including the newly available 4K Joey.

 

Technical Specs

Hopper 3 is powered by a Broadcom BCM7445 quad-core ARM application processor at 1.5 GHz, 21K DMIPS. It contains a two TB hard drive for up to 500 hours of high-definition recording, or 2,000 hours of standard definition recording. For 4K viewing, the Hopper 3 can decode and output 60 FPS and 10-bit color. It supports H.264 and H.265 and is compatible with HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2. It is the first DVR to support USB 3.0. Hopper 3 is compatible with HDR10/BDA 2.0 encoded streams.

 

About the Hopper

Introduced in 2012, the DISH Hopper provides whole-home capabilities and includes innovative technologies like the PrimeTime Anytime and AutoHop features, as well as an industry-leading two TB of storage. DISH introduced its Hopper 2 in 2013, adding Slingbox technology-driven DISH Anywhere functionality, making it possible for consumers to watch live and recorded content anywhere on Internet-connected tablets, smartphones and computers. The DISH Anywhere app includes transfers, which makes remote viewing possible when no Internet connection is available. Hopper 3 is the most advanced version to date with 16 tuners, 4K integration, USB 3.0 compatibility and the upcoming availability of Netflix incorporated into search results. The Hopper is the center of the whole-home entertainment experience and connects to additional TVs via standard Joey, Wireless Joey and 4K Joey.

 

About DISH

DISH Network Corp. (NASDAQ:DISH), through its subsidiaries, provides approximately 13.909 million pay-TV subscribers, as of Sept. 30, 2015, with the highest-quality programming and technology with the most choices at the best value. DISH offers a 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 250 company. Visit www.dish.com.


Jan 13 2016 02:31 PM
13
Jan 2016
Posted By: James Long


Al Jazeera America to close down

Al Jazeera America will shutter its cable TV and digital operations by April 30 of this year, the company announced Wednesday. The decision by the AJAM board was “driven by the fact that our business model is simply not sustainable in light of the economic challenges in the U.S. media marketplace”, said AJAM CEO Al Anstey.

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Jan 05 2016 06:29 PM
5
Jan 2016
Posted By: Stewart Vernon


DISH's Hopper Universal Search Adds Netflix

 

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- At the 2016 International CES, DISH Network L.L.C. unveiled plans to integrate Netflix titles into search results on the award-winning Hopper DVR. Available on the upcoming Hopper 3, the universal search functionality will work across DISH's live, recorded and on-demand content as well as Netflix's selection of TV shows and movies. DISH will be the first major U.S. pay-TV provider to integrate Netflix into universal search.

 

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Jan 05 2016 06:27 PM
5
Jan 2016
Posted By: Stewart Vernon


DISH Announces Slate of 4K Programming, Including Titles from Sony Pictures, The Orchard, Mance Media

 

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- DISH Network L.L.C. today is announcing a wide selection of Ultra HD content to be available on the upcoming Hopper 3 and 4K Joey, including a collection of 4K Sony Pictures movies and a wide selection of 4K action, thriller, romance and independent movies from The Orchard and Mance Media. The Netflix app, available on Hopper 3 and 4K Joey, will also offer customers a catalog of 4K TV shows and movies, without the need to switch inputs or devices.

 

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Jan 05 2016 06:26 PM
5
Jan 2016
Posted By: Stewart Vernon


DISH Unveils Hopper 3 with Enhanced 4K Experience; Most Simultaneous Recording, Processing Power of Any DVR; Announces HopperGO

 

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- DISH Network L.L.C. today unveiled Hopper 3 and HopperGO, each packed with industry firsts designed to change the way consumers find, record, stream, watch and transport content. The next generation of the company's whole-home DVR, Hopper 3, features 16 tuners, 4K content options including the proprietary "Sports Bar Mode," and integration of Netflix into its universal search results. The pocket-sized HopperGO wireless flash drive stores up to 100 hours of recorded content for offline viewing on smartphones and tablets.

 

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Jan 05 2016 06:24 PM
5
Jan 2016
Posted By: Stewart Vernon


DISH's HopperGO Takes 100 Hours of DVR Recordings On The Go

 

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- At the 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show, DISH Network L.L.C. unveiled a revolutionary new personal mobile video drive called HopperGO. The 64 GB, rechargeable battery-powered device provides residential customers with the ability to securely transfer up to 100 hours of recorded TV shows and movies from a Hopper DVR for on-the-go, offline viewing. At its late Q1 launch, it will work in conjunction with the DISH Anywhere app on mobile phones and tablets; no Internet connection is required.

 

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Dec 17 2015 05:33 PM
17
Dec 2015
Posted By: James Long


getTV and Cine Sony Television Join DISH Lineup, DISH Renews Sony Movie Channel

 

CULVER CITY, Calif. & ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Sony Pictures Television (SPT) and DISH Network L.L.C have completed long-term carriage agreements for three of SPT's wholly-owned domestic networks: Sony Movie Channel, Cine Sony Television and getTV. The agreements include first-time nationwide distribution of classic TV channel getTV, the addition of Spanish-language Hollywood movie and entertainment network Cine Sony Television on DishLATINO, and continued distribution of the popular, contemporary, English-language network Sony Movie Channel.

 

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Dec 11 2015 07:55 AM
11
Dec 2015
Posted By: News Feed


DISH Announces New Leadership Assignments, Promotions

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