CES 2013: Dish's press conference live blog

Dish's CES announcement.

  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2013 11:19:50 PM
    Dish Anywhere app - powered by Hopper with Sling.
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2013 11:20:05 PM
    Hopper will be able to connect wirelessly to the home network.
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2013 11:20:16 PM
    Hopper will allow you to watching shows on your mobile device and watch them offline.
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2013 11:20:30 PM
    Hopper Transfers - allows you to move DVR programs to your iPad for offline use.
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2013 11:20:40 PM
    Dish Explorer - information resources for watching programs.
  • josh.miller 1/7/2013 11:20:54 PM
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  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2013 11:21:06 PM
    Our goal will be to differentiate to consumers through products, consumer service, value, and variety of content.
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2013 11:21:30 PM
    Now on stage is Vivek Khemka, VP of product management.
  • David Carnoy 1/7/2013 11:22:01 PM
    I asked Dish about the Transfers feature coming to Android devices. It seems to be in the works but no time frame was given.
  • josh.miller 1/7/2013 11:22:06 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2013 11:22:08 PM
    Khemka now patting Dish's on the back a bit by pulling up some media praise for the Hopper.
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2013 11:22:41 PM
    80% are satisfied with the Hopper, and 54% would recommend it to their friends, he says.
  • josh.miller 1/7/2013 11:23:03 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2013 11:23:26 PM
    With content choices exploding, they are faced with choice of 100s of hours of DVR content, channels, plus simultaneous use of second screen. We built the new Hopper to address that, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2013 11:23:39 PM
    Hopper has a fast processor and a 2TB hard drive -- the largest in the industry.
  • David Carnoy 1/7/2013 11:24:02 PM
    New Hopper with Sling has faster processor. Allegedly double the speed.
  • josh.miller 1/7/2013 11:24:12 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2013 11:24:24 PM
    Khemka touts the speed of its Hopper interface, compared with slower rivals.
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2013 11:24:35 PM
    The Hopper has built in WiFi, so it's easy to connect to the home network.
  • josh.miller 1/7/2013 11:24:53 PM
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  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2013 11:25:02 PM
    With built in Sling, Hopper advances the TV everywhere experience, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2013 11:25:19 PM
    TV everywhere experience is either broken, or very confusing.
  • David Carnoy 1/7/2013 11:25:35 PM
    You're essentially getting a Slingbox 500, which retails for $299, in the new Hopper. The 500 is the new Slingbox with built-in WiFi.
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2013 11:25:40 PM
    Some require separate apps, others have limited channels, or require extra hardware. Dish is simpler, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2013 11:25:50 PM
    DVR and LiveTV at home and on the go.
  • josh.miller 1/7/2013 11:26:11 PM
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  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2013 11:26:50 PM
    Customers can watch the media on iOS and Android anytime and anywhere they have a WiFi and cellular connection, he says.
  • josh.miller 1/7/2013 11:27:25 PM
  • David Carnoy 1/7/2013 11:28:01 PM
    For those who don't know, Echostar is the parent company of both Dish and Sling.
  • David Carnoy 1/7/2013 11:28:59 PM
    The only problem is that the file sizes are kind of big. An hour show is about 2GB, so it eats up space on your iPad.
  • josh.miller 1/7/2013 11:29:39 PM
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  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2013 11:31:02 PM
    The best of TV+Web is software that serves up programs that you want, including game finder.
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2013 11:31:21 PM
    Yes, support is only for iOS and Android now. No word on BlackBerry 10 or Windows Phone.
  • josh.miller 1/7/2013 11:31:27 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2013 11:31:43 PM
    The list of Hopper features is pretty impressive.
  • josh.miller 1/7/2013 11:32:03 PM
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