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.

  • David Carnoy 1/5/2015 7:29:05 PM
    The service for anti cable company people.
  • Connie Guglielmo 1/5/2015 7:29:14 PM
    Lynch: No cable installers, no complicated company, no cable company with Sling TV. "Viewers can try Sling TV on an impulse….Can cancel online."
  • Connie Guglielmo 1/5/2015 7:29:40 PM
    "Sling makes TV simple again, Sling makes TV affordable again," Lynch says. "Sling empowers you to take back TV."
  • Connie Guglielmo 1/5/2015 7:30:37 PM
    Content deals with Disney, ABC Family, CNN, TNT, TBS, ESPN, ESPN2, among others. Also offering exclusive content from Maker Studios. Says this content is important to millennials.
  • David Carnoy 1/5/2015 7:30:44 PM
    "Take Back TV" is the slogan for new ad campaign. Expect to see it on a billboard near you soon (or on your TV).
  • Sarah Tew 1/5/2015 7:30:51 PM
  • Connie Guglielmo 1/5/2015 7:31:35 PM
    Lynch: Viewers will also be able to access an extensive library from content providers on demand.
  • David Carnoy 1/5/2015 7:31:49 PM
    You do not get local channels with Sling TV package. No DVR capabilities, though lots of video on demand.
  • Connie Guglielmo 1/5/2015 7:31:57 PM
    Sling TV will also offer the opportunity to try add-on packs: kids, news & info, sports.
  • Sarah Tew 1/5/2015 7:32:11 PM
  • Connie Guglielmo 1/5/2015 7:32:18 PM
    Add-on packs will be priced at $5 per month. Again, Lynch says these are not introductory prices.
  • Connie Guglielmo 1/5/2015 7:33:02 PM
    "Live TV is critical and is a unique" proposition for Sling TV, Lynch says.
  • David Carnoy 1/5/2015 7:34:01 PM
    Dish thinks live sports (ESPN) is a key selling point. It's the thing a lot of people miss when they don't have a pay-TV package.
  • Sarah Tew 1/5/2015 7:34:31 PM
  • Connie Guglielmo 1/5/2015 7:34:46 PM
    Lynch says Sling TV user interface is "flat, easy to use" as opposed to complicated programming guides.
  • David Carnoy 1/5/2015 7:35:08 PM
    The channel lineup is just a start. We'll see how this plays out over the next year.
  • Sarah Tew 1/5/2015 7:35:31 PM
  • Connie Guglielmo 1/5/2015 7:36:11 PM
    Lynch on distribution: Sling TV will be available for iOS, Android, Mac, Roku, Amazon FireTV, Nexus Player, FireTV stick, Xbox One, and Samsung and LG smart TVs.
  • David Carnoy 1/5/2015 7:36:35 PM
    Sling TV will be available on Xbox One but no mention of PS4.
  • Sarah Tew 1/5/2015 7:37:23 PM
  • Connie Guglielmo 1/5/2015 7:37:52 PM
    Lynch recap of SlingTV: $20 a month, no commitment, cancel anytime, watch anywhere/anytime. "This is a service informed by millennials, cord-cutters, cord haters…2015 is the year of OTT (over-the-top) services." For Dish, OTT strategy started earlier.
  • Sarah Tew 1/5/2015 7:38:33 PM
  • David Carnoy 1/5/2015 7:38:43 PM
    Other OTT services will be launching, but Dish thinks it has advantage by being first to market. It has also built up expertise through Dish World (international service).
  • Connie Guglielmo 1/5/2015 7:39:35 PM
    Sling TV service to launch by end of this month. It's an invitation-only beta with Dish World customers.
  • Sarah Tew 1/5/2015 7:40:09 PM
  • Connie Guglielmo 1/5/2015 7:40:24 PM
    Dish is launching a marketing campaign for Sling TV called "Take Back TV."
  • Sarah Tew 1/5/2015 7:41:41 PM
  • David Carnoy 1/5/2015 7:42:02 PM
    "TV on your terms." Only problem is there may not be quite enough. But easy to try out new service on a trial basis.
  • Connie Guglielmo 1/5/2015 7:42:14 PM
    CEO Joe Clayton returns to stage for closing comments and that's it.
  • Connie Guglielmo 1/5/2015 7:42:42 PM
    Thank you all for joining our live blog of Dish's CES event. Again, refer to David's stories for full details about today's announcements. They're here: Sling TV service and 4K Joey, new remote, multiroom audio and other announcements.
  • David Carnoy 1/5/2015 7:42:57 PM
    Thanks for joining us everyone.
  • Sarah Tew 1/5/2015 7:43:35 PM
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