ENGLEWOOD, CO--(Marketwire - Mar 15, 2012) - (NASDAQ: DISH) -- DISH Network L.L.C., the nation's third largest pay TV provider, announced today the availability of the Hopper™, the fastest, most powerful, technically advanced whole-home high definition DVR entertainment system.
The Hopper was first introduced at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show where it was awarded the Popular Mechanics "Editors' Choice" Award, recognized as a finalist by CNET, and honored with a CES Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering Award.
The Hopper system lets viewers share DVR content on TVs throughout the home. Customers can pause, play and rewind both live and recorded HD programs in up to four rooms using a Hopper and small units called "Joeys™" that work in tandem with the main Hopper unit.
Other Hopper highlights include the following:
"Whether watching your favorite primetime network show or the men's college basketball championship games, there's no better way to enjoy TV than 'jumping' from room to room using the award-winning Hopper and Joey," said DISH Network CEO Joe Clayton. "The Hopper, named after DISH's new kangaroo mascot, delivers network TV shows on demand and thousands of movie choices streaming or delivered to the hard drive; it's a slam dunk in providing the most entertainment options for the entire family."
DISH is promoting the Hopper through national TV advertising starting today. Visit here or www.youtube.com/dish to watch a TV spot.
New Must-have Feature -- PrimeTime Anytime™
The Hopper's unparalleled feature, called PrimeTime Anytime, allows customers, with a single click, to enable recordings -- using a single tuner -- of all primetime TV shows on ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC. PrimeTime Anytime records three hours of network programming in high definition, where available, every night from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday and from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET on Sunday. The Hopper stores the primetime programs for eight days after they have aired. This creates an on-demand library of approximately 100 hours of primetime TV shows, making it easy to catch up on missed episodes.
For Internet-connected customers, The Hopper's on-demand capabilities give access to DISH's Blockbuster @Home™ for $10 per month, providing thousands of movies and TV shows streaming to the TV.
The Ultimate TV Everywhere Experience
The Hopper offers the ultimate TV Everywhere experience. Customers can manage their Hopper's DVR and timers via the Internet at www.dishonline.com or from the DISH Remote Access app available for tablets, smartphones and computers. Connecting the Hopper with the DISH Sling® Adapter provides customers the ability to watch and control all live TV channels and their DVR from their tablet, smartphone and computer wherever they go.
For more information about the award-winning Hopper and Joey by DISH, including technical specifications, please visitwww.dish.com/hopper.
Hopper and Joey images and television b-roll are available at http://press.dishnetwork.com/Press-Center/Photo-Library.
About DISH Network
DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), through its subsidiary DISH Network L.L.C., provides more than 13.967 million satellite TV customers, as of Dec. 31, 2011, with the highest quality programming and technology with the most choices at the best value, including HD Free for Life. Subscribers enjoy the largest high definition line-up with more than 200 national HD channels, the most international channels, and award-winning HD and DVR technology. DISH Network's subsidiary, Blockbuster L.L.C., delivers family entertainment to millions of customers around the world. DISH Network Corporation is a Fortune 200 company. Visit www.dish.com
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Pandora Free on DIRECTV
With DIRECTV, you can now enjoy Pandora internet radio right through your TV. It’s FREE and available to anyone with an HD DVR connected to the Internet.
If you love music and haven’t experienced Pandora, you’re in for a treat. Pandora lets you create your own personalized radio stations that play music you love. Just enter a favorite artist, track, or genre, and Pandora will create a station that plays their music and more like it, helping you to discover new music based on your entry. You can create up to 100 personalized radio stations to suit whatever you’re in the mood for.
To access Pandora on your TV, just press the MENU button on your remote, select Extras, and then select Pandora. Just follow the simple on-screen instructions to set up Pandora on your TV. If you don’t have a Pandora account already, it will ask you to create one by visiting pandora.com from your computer. You only have to activate and log in to Pandora once. The next time you launch it, you can start enjoying your favorite music immediately.
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Android Market is now Google Play
The Android Market has morphed into Google Play, which now allows users to purchase books, music and rent movies, all from within a hub that was originally designed for just apps. To recognize this fundamental shift Google is launching a new platform known as Google Play. Users of Android 2.2 and above should notice the software update within the next few days.
For an additional peek at what's in store check out this cool video from Google.