|[January 10, 2014]
DISH's New Virtual Joey Earns Best of CES 2014: Best Video Product Award
LAS VEGAS --(Business Wire)--
At the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES (News - Alert)), the new
Virtual Joey™ from DISH Network L.L.C., a subsidiary of DISH Network
Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), received
a Best of CES 2014 award in the Best Video Product category from Engadget.
Engadget is the official awards partner for the Consumer Electronics
Association (CEA), which is the governing body of CES.
Virtual Joey is a software application that delivers the DISH Hopper®
Whole-Home HD DVR experience on 2013 and 2014 LG Smart TVs, and Sony
PlayStation® 3 and PlayStation® 4 devices. The app can be used instead
of DISH's hardware-based Joey, increasing installation options where
coaxial or Ethernet wiring may be difficult to access.
"Virtual Joeys make in-home installation almost limitless, giving
customers the ability to access Hopper in any room without extra
componnts or wires," said Vivek Khemka, DISH senior vice president of
product management. "We thank Engadget, in partnership with the CEA, for
recognizing DISH's innovative efforts to provide our customers with
choice and control over their TV-viewing experience."
As with a hardware-based Joey, the software-based clients provide access
to Hopper content, including live TV, recordings, video-on-demand
programs and navigation of the electronic program guide.
Virtual Joey was selected as Best of CES 2014: Best Video Product by an
expert panel of Engadget's editorial staff who evaluate innovation,
design, market value and functionality across 15 different categories.
Winners were also selected in the following categories: startup, digital
health and fitness, automotive electronics, audio, software, emerging,
mobile, gaming, offbeat, kid-friendly, maker-friendly, PC, Best of the
Best and People's Choice.
Last year, DISH's Hopper® Whole-Home HD DVR was awarded the "Best of
Show" distinction under the "Best of CES" awards program for the 2013
Availability of the Virtual Joey apps will be announced in the first
quarter of 2014.
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DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), through its subsidiary DISH
Network L.L.C., provides approximately 14.049 million satellite TV
customers, as of Sept. 30, 2013, with the highest quality programming
and technology with the most choices at the best value, including HD
Free for Life®. Subscribers enjoy the largest high definition
line-up with more than 200 national HD channels, the most international
channels, and award-winning HD and DVR technology. DISH Network
Corporation is a Fortune 200 company. Visit www.dish.com.
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