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Englewood, Colo. – Satellite-TV provider Dish said Tuesday it has improved its DishWorld IPTV experience by extending content access to computers through a new application, while at the same time adding new content and channels.
The service, which launched in May initially only through the Roku platform, now delivers over-the-top IPTV international channel service to PC and Mac computers as well.
“We’ve made significant enhancements that expand consumer choice and control, and we expect customers to be particularly pleased with Mac and PC access to DishWorld content,” stated Chris Kuelling, Dish international programming VP. “Subscribers simply go to the DishWorld IPTV website, create an account and download an application to watch their favorite international programming on their computers.”
The service also added a Family View feature that allows customers to watch content on up to three devices at the same time, without the need for multiple accounts.
“For each account, a customer can add up to two additional devices, including the newly launched Mac or PC app, for a monthly fee of $10 per device,” said Kuelling. “Now family members can view what they want, when they want — mom can watch a news program and dad can watch sports, while the kids watch cartoons on the computer.”
DishWorld international content has now been expanded to a total of 72 channels in seven languages with the addition of 20 new, live channels, including the following:
Arabic: Al Hayah 1, Al Hayah Cinema.
Brazilian: Record TV
Tamil: Adithya, Kalaignar, KTV, Jaya Max, Jaya Plus, Jaya TV, Sirippoli, Sun Music, SUN TV, Vijay International
Telugu: Gemini Comedy, Gemini Movies, Gemini TV, Maa TV, TV5 News, TV9 Telugu, Zee Telugu (coming soon)
A free two-week trial is currently available to new customers on any compatible device. The preview allows customers to sample an a la carte channel, a programming package or the Family View feature.
Programming packages start at $14.99 per month, and no upfront cost, minimum term, social security number, credit check or Dish satellite subscription is required.
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