DISH's HopperGO Takes 100 Hours of DVR Recordings On The Go
Personal mobile video drive creates its own private wireless cloud
to support tablets, smartphones via DISH Anywhere app
Simultaneously sends up to five different shows to separate Android
and iOS devices; no Internet connection required
64 GB portable entertainment storage device; four-hour battery life
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
At the 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show, DISH Network L.L.C.
unveiled a revolutionary new personal mobile video drive called
HopperGO. The 64 GB, rechargeable battery-powered device provides
residential customers with the ability to securely transfer up to 100
hours of recorded TV shows and movies from a Hopper DVR for on-the-go,
offline viewing. At its late Q1 launch, it will work in conjunction with
the DISH Anywhere app on mobile phones and tablets; no Internet
connection is required.
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HopperGO evolved from a long line of DISH technology, including the
Hopper Transfers feature, available since January 2013, and the 2006
PocketDISH, each of which gave customers the ability to move recorded
television content to a portable device. Now the whole family can easily
take shows on vacation.
"Customers loved Hopper Transfers' capacity for offline, on-the-go
viewing, but we found that they worried about how it impacted storage on
their smartphones and tablets," said Vivek Khemka, DISH Executive Vice
President and Chief Technology Officer. "HopperGO manages the burden of
storage, while using Wi-Fi to simultaneously deliver up to five
independent recordings to up to five different users."
Available late Q1 2016, HopperGO will be compatible with the upcoming
Hopper 3, as well as DISH's existing Hopper 2 receiver. It is priced at
$99 for both new and existing DISH subscribers, and is not subject to
any monthly fees.
With 64 GB of memory, HopperGO can hold up to 100 hours of recordings
transferred via USB 2.0. The drive creates its own private wireless
cloud that supports simultaneous offline viewing of different programs
on up to five tablets and smartphones via the DISH Anywhere app.
HopperGO is capable of up to four hours of viewing on a single charge
and can additionally be used while charging.
DISH Network Corp. (NASDAQ:DISH), through its subsidiaries, provides
approximately 13.909 million pay-TV subscribers, as of Sept. 30, 2015,
with the highest-quality programming and technology with the most
choices at the best value. DISH offers a 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 is a
Fortune 250 company. Visit www.dish.com.
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