Following the launch of the Netflix app on its second-generation Hopper DVR in December, today DISH began making the world's leading Internet television network available on Hopper's accompanying Joey units for second, third and fourth-room viewing. With this update, DISH becomes the first major U.S. pay-TV provider to offer its customers a whole-home Netflix experience.
"We've received a great amount of positive feedback from our customers
since the launch of Netflix on Hopper," said
"Our great partnership with DISH has helped expand the number of places
where you can see and easily view great content such as ‘Marvel's
Daredevil' and ‘House of Cards','' said
DISH's second-generation Hopper customers should expect to see the Netflix app on connected Joey clients, including Joey, Super Joey and Wireless Joey, within the coming weeks. Those new to Netflix can create an account in the app or by visiting www.netflix.com/dish.
In a related announcement that gives customers even more centralized entertainment options, DISH today became the first pay-TV provider to offer Vevo. This enhancement gives customers access to more than 140,000 music videos directly from their TV. The new Vevo app begins rolling out to DISH's second-generation Hopper today.
"While music videos were once a driving force in TV entertainment, we've seen a shift in programming that drove this content online to sites like Vevo, where it continued to draw high viewership," said Khemka. "Together with Vevo, we are making it easier for Hopper customers to be able to view music videos on their TV screens-this time with even more choice and control over how viewers discover and enjoy the videos they want to see."
"On TV, Vevo's audience spends more than 30 minutes per session watching
music entertainment," said
The Vevo app on Hopper gives viewers access to a library of more than 140,000 HD music videos that can be discovered by browsing categories like genre, top videos and artists, live videos, premiers and staff picks. Users can also access Vevo TV to watch music videos playing 24/7 on three different channels - popular hits, country, and rap and R&B.
The app will additionally rollout to DISH's first-generation Hopper, as well as to all Joey clients later this year, allowing customers whole-home access to Vevo entertainment.
Both the Netflix and Vevo apps are easily accessible from any DISH channel by clicking the blue button on the remote control.
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Netflix is the world's leading Internet television network with over 57 million members in over 50 countries enjoying more than two billion hours of TV shows and movies per month, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.
Vevo is the world's leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform with over 10 billion monthly views globally. Vevo brings a library of 140,000 HD music videos, exclusive original programming and live concert performances to everyone on the planet who loves music. Viewers can watch on-demand through Vevo.com, the mobile web and apps for mobile/tablets and TVs, or through Vevo TV, the always-on broadcast-style linear music channels built by expert human programmers. Additionally, Vevo syndicates its catalogue to dozens of sites across the web giving music fans the option to view their favorite programming anywhere, anytime. It is Vevo's massive scale and reach that has attracted more than 1,100 brand marketers around the globe since its launch in 2009.
Emily O'Donnell, 303-723-1144
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