Dish Updates Its Hopper Set-Top Box With 4K Support, Streaming Video And Music Partners

dish Dish has updated its Hopper set-top box to support higher-definition video. It’s also added a couple of streaming content partners from both the video and audio worlds. The new Dish Hopper will support 4K video and will work with all 4K TVs, the company announced at a press conference today. Read More


Dish Introduces Sling TV, Its Over-The-Top Alternative To The Cable Bundle

IMG_0110 Dish is launching a new service today called Sling TV that will make live cable TV available in a subscription-based package for over-the-top viewing. The service, which will cost just $20 a month, is designed to appeal to the throngs of broadband users who for whatever reason don’t want to pay for a big cable package. Twenty years ago, Charlie Ergen took on the cable industry with… Read More


DISH TV Now Accepts Bitcoin Payments

dish Another day, another major corporation accepting BTC. This time it’s DISH TV, a satellite TV provider that is working with Coinbase to accept bitcoin payments online. Why is this news? Well, considering Overstock is now accepting $15,000 a day in Bitcoin sales, there is clearly some demand for paying for goods and services in cryptocurrency. Is this a gimmick on DISH’s part,… Read More


Dish Hopper DVRs open up to home automation control, we wonder what’s next

Back in July Dish Network announced plans to open its Hopper DVR platform to mobile app developers, and today at CEDIA we saw the results of that initiative. Thanks to SDK access that can mirror the functionality of Dish’s own Explorer iPad app, h…


Blockbuster 2.0 for iOS arrives, manages the disc rentals we no longer use

Blockbuster started the month by launching an On Demand app for iOS and embracing the streaming video era. For the end of the month, it’s going retro: following a quiet App Store launch earlier in May, the company has formally announced a free Blo…


Dish Anywhere on Android gets On Demand content streaming, tablet app

A fresh release of Dish Anywhere for Android just hit Google Play, bringing it up to speed with its iOS counterpart. Now, the application allows users to stream On Demand content from wherever they have an internet connection, and adds Facebook an…


Dish Network adds 66,000 broadband, 36,000 TV customers in Q1

While Dish Network’s $25.5 billion bid for Sprint continues to wave in the breeze, the company has reported its earnings for the first quarter. Net subscriber growth only totaled 36,000 compared to 104,000 in the same period last year, as subscrib…


Dish Anywhere for iPad updated with remote reset and Audio Only features

Dish rolled out a sizable update for its Anywhere iPad app today, allowing on the go socialites to share viewing habits with friends via Facebook and Twitter. Less socially-connected couch potatoes will see new features as well, like the ability t…