DISH becomes first major pay-TV provider to integrate Netflix into its Hopper set-top system

By: InnovatioNews Monday December 22, 2014 0 comments Tags: Bill Holmes, DISH, DISH Hopper, Englewood, Netflix, Vivek Khemka

 

DISH logoENGLEWOOD - DISH announced it has become the first major pay-TV provider in the U.S. to integrate the Netflix app into its set-top box, giving DISH Hopper customers the ability to instantly stream Netflix movies and TV shows from the same platform used to access their linear TV channels.

"Pairing Netflix with Hopper represents the consolidation of two incredible video experiences," said Vivek Khemka, DISH senior VP of product management.

"This app integration eliminates the need to switch television inputs to access content on varying devices. It gives our customers easy access to their favorite shows and movies, on both DISH and Netflix, without ever having to leave their Hopper."

"As the first major pay-TV provider in the U.S. to add the Netflix app to its set-top box, DISH strengthens an already robust video entertainment experience for its customers," said Bill Holmes, Netflix global head of business development.

"Many households subscribe to both Netflix and a traditional pay-TV service. Our vast library of TV shows and movies, combined with DISH's lineup of live television content, gives customers easy access to a wide variety of complementary programming."

The Netflix app is currently available on all broadband-connected second-generation Hopper set-top boxes, DISH said. The app is expected to roll out to DISH's Joey, Super Joey and Wireless Joey clients.
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