Dish's press conference at CES 2014

The satellite TV provider will talk up its newest products for the year.

  • Kent German 1/6/2014 6:30:49 PM
    Hello, and welcome to CNET's live blog of the Dish CES press conference.
  • Kent German 1/6/2014 6:33:03 PM
    I'll be hosting you here until our live blogging team of Shara Tibken, David Carnoy, and James Martin get in the room and set up
  • Kent German 1/6/2014 6:33:40 PM
    Shara and David will bring you the words with James bringing the photos.
  • Kent German 1/6/2014 6:45:37 PM
    CNET will be live blogging CES press conferences throughout the day. You can see the full schedule here
  • James Martin 1/6/2014 6:49:20 PM
  • James Martin 1/6/2014 6:49:47 PM
  • James Martin 1/6/2014 6:50:42 PM
  • James Martin 1/6/2014 6:51:45 PM
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 6:52:04 PM
    The setup for Dish's press conference is different from any I've been to. Looks more like a nice little luncheon than a presser. Tables are scattered around the room, and there are actually power outlets on each tablet (woot!!)
  • James Martin 1/6/2014 6:52:24 PM
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 6:52:47 PM
    There are also little Joey kangaroo stuffed animals sitting on the tables, and a big van near where the cameras are set up.
  • Kent German 1/6/2014 6:52:51 PM
    And they're in the room!
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 6:53:05 PM
    Theme music from movies like "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones" is playing in the background.
  • James Martin 1/6/2014 6:53:14 PM
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 6:53:22 PM
    Much better soundtrack than LG this morning, which was more like the same elevator song playing over and over.
  • James Martin 1/6/2014 6:53:53 PM
  • James Martin 1/6/2014 6:57:29 PM
  • James Martin 1/6/2014 6:57:34 PM
  • David Carnoy 1/6/2014 6:58:53 PM
    Lights are going down...
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 6:58:58 PM
    As a reminder, the Dish Hopper's ability to auto skip TV commercials on its recordings is the subject of ongoing lawsuits from the major TV broadcasters, including CBS, the parent company of CNET.
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 6:59:24 PM
    We're starting with a commercial, which has been common at CES press conferences this year.
  • James Martin 1/6/2014 7:00:02 PM
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 7:00:03 PM
    Dish and Hopper are expanding their team, the ad says
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 7:00:14 PM
    Super Joey
  • David Carnoy 1/6/2014 7:00:20 PM
    We're going to hear a lot about Joeys today, not so much Hopper.
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 7:00:27 PM
    Make it even easier to enjoy more of your favorite shows in all rooms of your home
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 7:00:36 PM
    And the Joey goes wireless, ad says
  • James Martin 1/6/2014 7:00:39 PM
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 7:00:51 PM
    And Joey coming on LG and Sony TVs
  • James Martin 1/6/2014 7:01:01 PM
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 7:01:13 PM
    President and CEO of Dish, Joe Clayton, about to take the stage
  • James Martin 1/6/2014 7:01:18 PM
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 7:01:26 PM
    I can't help but crack up at these Kangaroo mascots running around. Pretty funny
  • James Martin 1/6/2014 7:01:42 PM
  • David Carnoy 1/6/2014 7:01:48 PM
    Joey cheerleaders on stage. Scary.
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 7:01:50 PM
    They led Clayton on stage, running and waving a big Dish flag
  • David Carnoy 1/6/2014 7:02:09 PM
    Sorry, meant cheerleaders.
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 7:02:10 PM
    The song, I think it's called "holding out for a hero" was playing as Clayton entered
  • James Martin 1/6/2014 7:02:35 PM
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 7:02:37 PM
    Clayton - as Americans, we love our champions. They represent strength, ingenuity, etc. Nowhere is this more obvious than CES where the power of innovation is on display
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 7:02:52 PM
    I'm here today to talk about this power, and not Austin Powers, Clayton says
  • David Carnoy 1/6/2014 7:02:57 PM
    This is part 3 of the Dish transformation, according to Clayton.
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 7:03:10 PM
    You can talk about megabits, gigabytes and terabytes all you want. However, American consumer only cares about three basic requirements, Clayton says
  • James Martin 1/6/2014 7:03:19 PM
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 7:03:22 PM
    One - affordability. What does it cost. Two. available anywhere. and three, ease of use, Clayton says
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