Dish Network press conference at CES 2015 | CNET

Dish Network press conference at CES 2015

The satellite broadcaster will share upcoming plans for its Hopper DVR -- and possibly even its rumored streaming video service.

  • Connie Guglielmo 1/5/2015 7:14:11 PM
    Khemka: Consumers are interacting with remote controls and user interfaces, so the company is working on tying those things together.
  • Connie Guglielmo 1/5/2015 7:14:23 PM
    Dish adding a new remote control and new user interface.
  • Connie Guglielmo 1/5/2015 7:14:36 PM
    Khemka now talking about the new remote control, talking about how current remotes are difficult to use.
  • Sarah Tew 1/5/2015 7:14:49 PM
  • Connie Guglielmo 1/5/2015 7:15:32 PM
    Dish introduces the Hopper Voice remote -- touch pad that also reveals numbers when needed. Supports voice, backlight and RF4CE. It's small.
  • Connie Guglielmo 1/5/2015 7:15:54 PM
    The remote works with a new user interface called Carbon.
  • David Carnoy 1/5/2015 7:16:20 PM
    Hopper Voice remote has touchscreen at its center. Fewer buttons. And built-in microphone for voice controls. Not everybody likes touchscreens, but nice that Dish has a new remote.
  • Connie Guglielmo 1/5/2015 7:16:31 PM
    Khemka is recapping: First, the first 4K set-top box. The first set-top box with Netflix, Vevo integration, first voice remote.
  • Sarah Tew 1/5/2015 7:16:45 PM
  • Connie Guglielmo 1/5/2015 7:16:45 PM
    CEO Joe Clayton returns to the stage.
  • Connie Guglielmo 1/5/2015 7:17:11 PM
    "Throughout its history, Dish has always been a technological innovator that embraces changes…We are disruptors and we are pioneers," Clayton says.
  • Connie Guglielmo 1/5/2015 7:17:59 PM
    Clayton: Our Internet video future began four years ago when EchoStar was acquired. Dish took another key step last year when deal with Disney was signed.
  • Sarah Tew 1/5/2015 7:18:21 PM
  • Connie Guglielmo 1/5/2015 7:18:30 PM
    Streaming and dynamic ad insertion are difficult to implement, but we believe our technological innovation will provide Dish with a first-mover advantage, Clayton says.
  • Connie Guglielmo 1/5/2015 7:19:14 PM
    Millennials are a key audience, and their adoption of streaming services will not lead to cannibalization of Dish's core satellite business because the company doesn't reach that group today, Clayton says.
  • David Carnoy 1/5/2015 7:19:41 PM
    Dish going after "cord cutters" who don't want a full pay-TV package with new Internet TV service. Targeting Millennials (18-35) demographic.
  • Sarah Tew 1/5/2015 7:19:44 PM
  • Connie Guglielmo 1/5/2015 7:19:48 PM
    Dish is confident in its "live, linear and video-on-demand content" strategy, Clayton says.
  • Connie Guglielmo 1/5/2015 7:20:24 PM
    "Our strategy is not to replicate the existing pay-TV strategy over the Internet," Clayton says.
  • Connie Guglielmo 1/5/2015 7:20:56 PM
    Clayton: "Today we officially launch our new Internet video service and we call it Sling Television."
  • Sarah Tew 1/5/2015 7:21:16 PM
  • Connie Guglielmo 1/5/2015 7:21:22 PM
    Clayton: Talking about the history of Sling technology at Dish, and how the SlingBox continues to be marketed by EchoStar.
  • David Carnoy 1/5/2015 7:21:59 PM
    Clayton now explaining differences between new Sling TV service and Sling Media (Slingboxes). A little confusion for consumers.
  • Connie Guglielmo 1/5/2015 7:22:00 PM
    But Sling TV delivers "live" Internet video to tablets, game consoles, TVs, etc. "No credit cards." It's aimed squarely at 18- to 35-year-olds who have mostly shunned pay TV.
  • Sarah Tew 1/5/2015 7:22:16 PM
  • Connie Guglielmo 1/5/2015 7:22:25 PM
    Clayton: "It offers programming that is tailored to their wants and needs." 20 to 30 channels with more to come. See David's story for full details.
  • Connie Guglielmo 1/5/2015 7:23:03 PM
    Packages will be introduced in the future that will allow customers to tailor their experiences, Clayton says.
  • David Carnoy 1/5/2015 7:23:11 PM
    Slingbox may be a dying business because most cable and sat providers are coming out with TV-everywhere apps.
  • Sarah Tew 1/5/2015 7:23:16 PM
  • Connie Guglielmo 1/5/2015 7:23:35 PM
    Service is delivered to you "wherever you are at an affordable price…Bottom line, it sounds like a recipe for success to me," Clayton says.
  • Connie Guglielmo 1/5/2015 7:24:12 PM
    Now up, Roger Lynch, CEO of the Sling TV LLC division. He's says his mandate was to build a new Internet TV service. It will launch later this month.
  • David Carnoy 1/5/2015 7:24:58 PM
    Joe Clayton dressed in a suit, new Sling TV CEO Roger Lynch in jeans and a polo shirt. Looks more like an Internet guy.
  • Sarah Tew 1/5/2015 7:25:03 PM
  • Connie Guglielmo 1/5/2015 7:25:05 PM
    Lynch: "New household adoption of pay TV is declining…This is most pronounced among millennials." For millennials, mobile phones and broadband Internet are the must-haves. This demographic is an "underserved market."
  • David Carnoy 1/5/2015 7:26:14 PM
    Millennials don't like contracts.
  • Connie Guglielmo 1/5/2015 7:26:20 PM
    Lynch: Today there are about 125 million total households in the US, but yet there are just under 100 million traditional pay-TV households. "This dynamic is creating a growing gap….It's precisely this gap that is our market opportunity."
  • Sarah Tew 1/5/2015 7:26:29 PM
  • Connie Guglielmo 1/5/2015 7:27:03 PM
    Lynch: Millennials are younger, more mobile, tech savvy, digital dependent, living in urban centers, less likely to own a home. "Millennials reject pay-TV altogether."
  • John Falcone 1/5/2015 7:27:07 PM
    From Xbox Wire [press release]: "Today, we’re pleased to announce a relationship with Sling TV, which is backed by DISH. Sling TV is a new over-the-top television service for $20 per month and it’s coming to Xbox One in the coming weeks. What’s more, as the first gaming console where Sling TV will be available, all Xbox Live members will get an exclusive extended free trial for one month at launch."
  • Sarah Tew 1/5/2015 7:27:33 PM
  • David Carnoy 1/5/2015 7:27:37 PM
    Dish has been gradually losing subscribers. Hoping to jumpstart subs with new service.
  • Connie Guglielmo 1/5/2015 7:28:00 PM
    Lynch: As cost for pay-TV service has risen, more millennials have walked away. But they love today's TV content -- but are finding it different ways (YouTube, sharing passwords to access services)."
  • David Carnoy 1/5/2015 7:28:32 PM
    "No commitment" is part of the marketing campaign for Sling TV.
  • Connie Guglielmo 1/5/2015 7:28:34 PM
    Lynch: Sling TV, at $20 a month, has no commitment. You can cancel anytime. "That's not an introductory price. It's a price that starts low and stays low."
  • Sarah Tew 1/5/2015 7:28:53 PM
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