Las Vegas - Dish
Network has announced here it will use the "TV Everywhere" moniker on a suite
of products based on Slingbox technology from the Sling Media division of its
EchoStar hardware development unit.
The new products
and services will allow subscribers to access live TV and DVR recordings over
the Internet and on in-home wireless networks. At the same time the satellite-TV
service's EchoStar sibling unit unveiled several similar products for other multichannel
TV service providers.
"Dish Network is
proud to introduce the first and only comprehensive solution for consumers to
pay once for content and then remain connected to their TV everywhere," stated
Ira Bahr, Dish Network chief marketing officer. "Dish Network customers will be
able to enjoy their favorite live and recorded shows throughout their home and
on the go, using the same program guide, menu and navigation they are familiar
with on their home TV."
Sling products for
Dish Network being showcased here include the previously shown ViP 922
"SlingLoaded" set-top, which is now expected in the second quarter of
Dish also plans to
deliver a TV Everywhere Adapter, which adds Slingbox capability to existing
Dish HD DVRs such as the ViP 722k via a USB
cable; and the WiFi HD Monitor, which is a portable, 720p HD monitor that can
receive an HD video signal from a Sling-enabled set-top box over a Wi-Fi
Dish is also introducing
a Remote Access app, which enables a handheld iPhone or iPod Touch device into
a remote control for most of Dish Network's standard- and high-definition DVR
The app will also set
and delete timers on multiple receivers, browse and search up to nine days of
shows, and manage a DVR library by setting recording priorities.
Also offered is
Dish Remote Access through a Web browser on a PC or mobile device.
EchoStar's Sling Media unit announced four products for TV service providers
and consumer electronics manufacturers.
The Slingbox 700U
will add Slingbox capabilities to an existing Internet-connected set-top-box
with a USB port. This will join
other EchoStar set-tops devices with integrated Slingbox capabilities, including
the ViP 922.
The Sling Monitor
150 is a stand-alone HD monitor with a 15.6-inch 720p display with stereo
speakers and a built-in folding stand for countertop or wall-mounted use.
Also included in
the monitor is integrated dual-band 802.11n networking.
The Sling Receiver
300 will be a companion to a SlingLoaded set-top box and can send HD video
streams to any other television in the home over an existing wireless home
The receiver will
mount behind an HDTV and includes
HDMI, component and composite connectors.
The Sling Touch
Control 100 is a touchscreen remote control with an interface based on Sling
Media's SlingGuide. It will control Sling-enabled DVRs and other A/V equipment.
Media unit also announced an
alliance with Adobe that will allow support for the Adobe Flash Platform on the
Sling Media products. The Adobe Flash Player and Flash streaming protocols will
be included in the Slingbox Pro-HD and Slingbox Solo devices to deliver smooth
H.264 video and audio, the companies announced.
Internet-connected devices that
include Adobe Flash Player 10 or are Adobe Flash-enabled will be able to run
the SlingPlayer application. Devices include media players, PCs, gaming
consoles and mobile devices.
SlingPlayer devices will use Adobe
Flash Player to accelerate the decoding of a video stream, for a high-quality
experience using less battery power.
It will also support secure RTMP
measures, including RTMPE encryption, supported by the Adobe Flash Platform to
protect content as it streams from supported Slingboxes and SlingLoaded devices,
Sling Media said.
<strong>CES 2010</strong> Las Vegas - Dish Network has announced here it will use the "TV Everywhere" moniker on a suite of products based on Slingbox technology from the Sling Media division of its EchoStar hardware development unit.