DISH TO OFFER ANY SHOW AT ANY TIME (Updated)
Satellite operator DISH Network has unveiled a new DVR at the CES convention in Las Vegas that will automatically record every primetime show on the four major television networks and hold them for later viewing for as long as eight days. The DVR, called Hopper, will sport 2 TBs (terabytes) of storage, half of which will be used to record programs on ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC airing between 8:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. nightly. Programs on the Hopper can also be accessed via up to three boxes called Joeys in other rooms of the home. Moreover, the DVRs will operate in conjunction with DISH’s Sling box, making the programs available for remote viewing on laptops, smartphones, and tablets. Pricing for Hopper was not disclosed. In a related matter, DISH also announced the release of an iPad app for its Blockbuster @Home service (formerly Blockbuster Movie Pass), a streaming service that permits customers to access more than 100,000 movies, TV shows and games instantly. And in yet another announcement DISH said that it will launch a new satellite-delivered high-speed broadband service with partner ViaSat in the first quarter.