DISH Explorer Second-Screen App Enhances TV Viewing Experience on iPad
Discover New Shows — Explorer app recommends programs
based on real-time TV viewing and social media trends
Engage with Fans — Within Explorer app, access Twitter
and Facebook feeds and participate in social conversations related to
Find Big Games — Explorer shows real-time trends for
popular sporting events
Control the Experience — App can serve as remote-control
for Hopper HD DVR features, including channel guide, DVR and on-demand
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Today, DISH (NASDAQ: DISH) introduced the DISH Explorer™ app for iPad,
an intuitive second-screen app for the Hopper™ Whole-Home HD DVR
platform that combines program-discovery tools, social media engagement
and remote-control capabilities.
"Customers are already using tablets while watching TV but, until
Explorer, it had been two separate experiences," said Vivek Khemka, vice
president of Product Management at DISH. "What we've done is develop an
integrated, seamless experience between the tablet and the television;
only the Hopper creates an entirely new viewing dynamic."
Available tomorrow, DISH Explorer expands the functionality of the
Hopper by allowing customers to:
Discover popular and trending shows, including sporting events, across
hundreds of live-TV channels, DVR recordings and on-demand programs;
Engage with fans of the same show over Twitter and Facebook using the
Control the Hopper from an iPad, including channel guide navigation
and DVR management;
Search live TV, DVR and on-demand programs using iPad's keyboard
instead of the remote control.
The new app recommends shows and reveals popular programs by
cross-referencing social media television viewing trends and real-time
viewership data from DISH's customer base.
DISH Explorer allows customers to connect with the social media
community about their favorite shows. Using the app, customers can log
in to Twitter and Facebook and, in real-time, comment and track posts
from fans of the shows they are watching.
For the sports enthusiast, Explorer incorporates Thuuz™ ratings to
identify the hottest games on TV and provides viewers with real-time
sports stats when watching live events on the Hopper. The Explorer's
view into trending data can signal sporting events that are quickly
becoming ‘must see' events.
"The Thuuz ratings on Explorer means sports fans can quickly see the
potential no-hitters, the shut-outs and the upsets forming live before
the sports recap on the evening news," said Khemka. "Seeing the big
events live is always better and Explorer helps deliver that experience."
DISH Explorer connects to an Internet-connected Hopper via Wi-Fi and
eliminates the need for the remote control. The app makes it easy to
navigate all Hopper programming options with the iPad.
DISH Explorer app will be available at no charge in Apple's App Store on
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DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), through its subsidiary DISH
Network L.L.C., provides approximately 14.042 million satellite TV
customers, as of Sept. 30, 2012, with the highest quality programming
and technology with the most choices at the best value, including HD
Free for Life. Subscribers enjoy the largest high definition line-up
with more than 200 national HD channels, the most international
channels, and award-winning HD and DVR technology. DISH Network
Corporation's subsidiary, Blockbuster L.L.C., delivers family
entertainment to millions of customers around the world. DISH Network
Corporation is a Fortune 200 company. Visit www.dish.com.
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Aaron Johnson, 720-514-5839
Source: DISH Network Corporation
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