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Dish Kicks Off Google TV Package

11/10/2010 02:58:05 PM Eastern
Englewood, Colo. - Dish Network began offering its GoogleTV solution Wednesday at a $179 retail.

The system combines GoogleTV's advanced search capabilities, Internet access and DLNA content options with a Dish Network DVR and video-on-demand (VOD) content.

"Only Dish Network customers will have access to the most fully featured Google TV experience available, which includes our unique pairing protocol for simultaneous search capabilities across Web and DVR content, as well as Dish Network's VOD programming," stated Ira Bahr, Dish Network chief marketing officer. "Customers can now surf the Web, check email, interact with social media, and find additional online television content all from the comfort of their living room sofa."

Dish's Google TV solution requires a DVR integration service of $4 per month, and includes the Logitech Revue with Google TV set-top box, which is available for a special price of $179 as a special deal for Dish Network customers.

The Google TV experience is compatible with Dish Network ViP series HD DVR satellite TV receivers including the ViP 622, ViP 722 and ViP 722k.

Customers can order by logging in to their Dish Network account at www.dish.com or by calling (800) 894-9131.

Dish said it will also make its enhanced Google TV experience available to customers who purchase a Logitech Revue or Sony Internet TV powered by Google TV from retail outlets, but they need to order through Dish Network to quality for the special $179 rate.

 
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