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New DISHWorld IPTV solution for International programming

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by VDP07, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. VDP07

    VDP07 Godfather

    Feb 22, 2006
    December 17, 2010
    We are happy to introduce DISHWorld, our new Internet protocol TV (IPTV) solution for international programming. Retailers who participate in offering DISHWorld to their customers will be able to offer Hindi, Arabic and Urdu programming using IPTV technology – not a satellite dish – allowing participating Retailers to reach customers they may not be able to reach otherwise.
    DISHWorld may be a great solution for customers across the country who do not have access to programming delivered via satellite because they reside in a high-rise apartment building; do not have line-of-site to the orbital locations necessary to subscribe to satellite-TV service; live in a student dormitory; do not or cannot provide a Social Security number; and/or do not want to or cannot participate in the Flex customer plan.

    •No Customer Qualification Process – There is no customer qualification process or Social Security number required to subscribe to DISHWorld.

    •All 50 States – DISHWorld is available to customers who reside in the contiguous United States, Alaska or Hawaii. DISHWorld is not currently offered in Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands.

    •Standard Definition Programming – The programming is not currently offered in high definition. While customers can view the programming on a high-definition TV, the programming is currently offered only in standard definition.

    •Recommended Internet Speed of 1.5 Mbps – We recommend that customers have a 1.5 Mbps high-speed Internet connection or higher. An Internet connection speed of at least 1 Mbps is required to receive DISHWorld service.

    •Self-Install for Customers – A special DISH Network IPTV set-top box is sent directly to customers who subscribe to DISHWorld, along with easy-to-follow instructions on how to install the set-top box and use DISHWorld.

    •One IPTV Customer Account Required for Each TV that Receives DISHWorld Service – Each customer account services one TV. If a customer wants service for more than one TV, a new IPTV customer account must be created for each TV that will receive DISHWorld service. For example, if a customer wants DISHWorld service for three TVs, the customer would need 3 separate accounts. Please note that online billing statements for additional TVs cannot be combined, even if the additional TVs are located at the same customer address.

    I know this topic was discussed earlier this year but I thought it was worth noting that the service is now available. The prices are in line with the Dish Network delivered programming packages. The equipment is free with a 12 month commitment, $99.00 without.
  2. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    More information: http://www.dishworldiptv.com/

    Looks like a good option for those who can't install a 118 or 61.5 dish to get the programming.
    The special receiver looks more like a coupon eligible converter box than a DISH receiver ... small.
  3. dilchahtahai

    dilchahtahai Legend

    Jan 14, 2009
    Who would switch to standard defn. Provider in hdtv era? Specially when dish gives more channels...dish offers 26 channels compare to 14 with only 10$ more..so not a good solution for those who already have dish or want to have dish...unless and until...there is any other solution which can provide hindi channels in hd format, dish will continue to rule for desi's.
  4. Michael P

    Michael P Hall Of Fame

    Oct 27, 2004
    How many international channels offer HD programming via satellite today? Unless they are hidden to non subscribers I don't see any in HD.
  5. Mr-Rick

    Mr-Rick Legend

    Nov 30, 2004
    I checked last week to sign up a customer for this and the website stated they were out of equipment! Go figure!
  6. dilchahtahai

    dilchahtahai Legend

    Jan 14, 2009
    None and that is the point. If there is some provider who is providing in SD, why would any regular Dish Customer change it? If there is any provider who is going to provide them in HD, then people will switch.

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