Customers loved Hopper Transfers’ capacity for offline, on-the-go viewing, but we found that they worried about how it impacted storage on their smartphones and tablets
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--At the 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show, DISH Network L.L.C. unveiled a revolutionary new personal mobile video drive called HopperGO. The 64 GB, rechargeable battery-powered device provides residential customers with the ability to securely transfer up to 100 hours of recorded TV shows and movies from a Hopper DVR for on-the-go, offline viewing. At its late Q1 launch, it will work in conjunction with the DISH Anywhere app on mobile phones and tablets; no Internet connection is required.
HopperGO evolved from a long line of DISH technology, including the Hopper Transfers feature, available since January 2013, and the 2006 PocketDISH, each of which gave customers the ability to move recorded television content to a portable device. Now the whole family can easily take shows on vacation.
“Customers loved Hopper Transfers’ capacity for offline, on-the-go viewing, but we found that they worried about how it impacted storage on their smartphones and tablets,” said Vivek Khemka, DISH Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. “HopperGO manages the burden of storage, while using Wi-Fi to simultaneously deliver up to five independent recordings to up to five different users.”
Available late Q1 2016, HopperGO will be compatible with the upcoming Hopper 3, as well as DISH’s existing Hopper 2 receiver. It is priced at $99 for both new and existing DISH subscribers, and is not subject to any monthly fees.
With 64 GB of memory, HopperGO can hold up to 100 hours of recordings transferred via USB 2.0. The drive creates its own private wireless cloud that supports simultaneous offline viewing of different programs on up to five tablets and smartphones via the DISH Anywhere app. HopperGO is capable of up to four hours of viewing on a single charge and can additionally be used while charging.
DISH Network Corp. (NASDAQ:DISH), through its subsidiaries, provides approximately 13.909 million pay-TV subscribers, as of Sept. 30, 2015, with the highest-quality programming and technology with the most choices at the best value. DISH offers a 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 250 company. Visit www.dish.com.
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