DISH Gives Customers Expanded HBO On Demand
CES has been a big deal for DISH announcements so far, including a new whole-home DVR system dubbed Hopper and Joey. Turns out, DISH wasn't done. After breaking that news, they and HBO announced an agreement to give DISH customers expanded access to HBO programming. The agreement enables DISH customers (with or without Internet) who subscribe to HBO and Cinemax, to watch expanded selections of HBO content instantly from the comfort of home. The new programming will give them instant access to virtually every episode of every season of the best HBO shows – most of which are available in high definition as well as popular Hollywood hit movies, documentaries, stand-up comedies, sporting events, and independent films.
In addition, a new feature called DISH "Unplugged" will make hundreds of HBO movies and TV shows available via satellite to the DISH DVR. Customers who subscribe to HBO will have instant access to HBO programming through their receiver in the highest video quality and with no buffering. These programs will be refreshed every day by satellite, providing HBO customers the most current selection of HBO programming. DISH Unplugged will be first available as a feature of the recently announced Hopper, a whole-home HD DVR entertainment system to launch in the first quarter of 2012.
DISH customers can also watch HBO's vast content through the recently updated DISH Remote Access app on Apple iPads, and online at www.dishonline.com, HBOGO.com or MAXGO.com.
DISH DVRs capable of accessing HBO and Cinemax content online include the ViP 612, ViP 622, ViP 722, ViP 722k and Hopper receivers connected to high-speed Internet service. Most notably absent is the ViP 922, which is more and more appearing to be a dead-end product for the company.