Dish's press conference at CES 2014 | CNET

Dish's press conference at CES 2014

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

  • David Carnoy 1/6/2014 7:13:43 PM
    Hopper enhancements are all software upgrades, no upgrade to Hopper hardware.
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 7:13:48 PM
    Our Hopper customers watch signifiicantly more TV than the average household, Shull says
  • James Martin 1/6/2014 7:14:15 PM
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 7:14:27 PM
    Our customers watch TV more than the average American b/c the Hopper entertainment experience is unique and simply the best, Shull says
  • James Martin 1/6/2014 7:14:47 PM
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 7:14:52 PM
    We want to make sure customers can enjoy Hopper everywhere, whether in garage, outside, etc, Shull says
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 7:15:02 PM
    Half of US homes have a gaming console.
  • James Martin 1/6/2014 7:15:16 PM
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 7:15:23 PM
    Now be able to take Hopper experience into any room without additional wires or cables. Announced last night a partnership with LG, Shull says
  • David Carnoy 1/6/2014 7:15:23 PM
    Dish didn't say anything about expanding customer base, but they say their customers are using Dish more because of the Hopper experience. More time watching TV, accessing VOD.
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 7:15:31 PM
    Also launching on Sony PS3 and PS4
  • James Martin 1/6/2014 7:15:40 PM
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 7:15:44 PM
    Now a wireless Joey that can go to any room in your home or out in your yard, Shull says
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 7:16:10 PM
    Dish customers watched 1.7 billion minutes on Dish Anywhere annually
  • James Martin 1/6/2014 7:16:20 PM
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 7:16:23 PM
    With Dish Anywhere, can access DVR, thousands of on-demand movies, and live channels
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 7:16:44 PM
    What's magical of this stat of 1.7 billion minutes? Most of those minutes were live. Only the Hopper with Sling allows that live TV viewing outside of the home, Shull says
  • David Carnoy 1/6/2014 7:16:53 PM
    To clarify, you can only use the app on a PS3/PS4 in a home where you have the Hopper.
  • James Martin 1/6/2014 7:16:59 PM
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 7:17:04 PM
    Only the Hopper also gives the ability to watch favorite TVs and shows, download for viewing on plane, etc.
  • David Carnoy 1/6/2014 7:17:17 PM
    Dish Anywhere app allows you to watch outside your home.
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 7:17:21 PM
    There are about 145M smartphones connected in the US. The vast majority of these are capable of playing video, Shull says
  • David Carnoy 1/6/2014 7:17:50 PM
    Dish Anywhere app will soon be available for Android devices (and also iPhone, not just iPad).
  • James Martin 1/6/2014 7:17:57 PM
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 7:17:58 PM
    2013 - tablets expected to reach 184M units worldwide. Our customers are changing the way they watch TV. We believe with our highly rated Dish Anywhere and Dish Explorer apps, the definition of TV itself is changing. Only the Hopper comes with a free iPad, Shull says
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 7:18:17 PM
    Why so excited about partnership with Apple? Because we're essentially giving our customers a free TV, Shull says
  • James Martin 1/6/2014 7:18:28 PM
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 7:18:39 PM
    Need to keep the Hopper experience simple and simply the best. Hopper always able to record 6 shows at the same time but with so much content we decided to expand to 8
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 7:19:38 PM
    Made improvements to recommendations, etc.
  • James Martin 1/6/2014 7:19:42 PM
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 7:19:46 PM
    This super-charged Hopper is just the beginning, Shull says
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 7:20:09 PM
    Americans will have more places and devices to watch video, from phones to tablets to phablets to game consoles to smartwatches. The definition of entertainment itself will also change, Shull says
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 7:20:35 PM
    It will continue to be simply the best entertainment experience in the world, Shull says as he wraps up his presentation.
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 7:20:47 PM
    Now up is Vivek Khemka, SVP of product management
  • James Martin 1/6/2014 7:21:00 PM
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 7:21:15 PM
    Have had four major updates to the Hopper platform. Seamless to consumer and have added hundreds of new features to the platform, Khemka says
  • James Martin 1/6/2014 7:21:17 PM
  • David Carnoy 1/6/2014 7:21:39 PM
    Hopper search and discovery will be improved. You'll also get recommendations for shows/movies to watch. Bit more Tivo-like.
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 7:22:00 PM
    Improved the Joey experience. New Joey with new processor that gets twice the speed and twice the performance of the previous Joey. Then there's our apps, Khemka says
  • midwest satellite 1/6/2014 7:22:13 PM
    There is no free IPad. It is in place of new customer programming discounts. Plus it's an old model iPad.
  • J R 1/6/2014 7:22:14 PM
    Will more super joeys in the home add even more available tuners?

    IE - 1 Hopper with 2 super joeys = 10 tuners?
  • James Martin 1/6/2014 7:22:15 PM
  • James Martin 1/6/2014 7:22:33 PM
  • Shara Tibken 1/6/2014 7:22:36 PM
    Second screen experience, while relatively new, continues to be our focus, Khemka says
  • James Martin 1/6/2014 7:22:51 PM
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