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DISH Prepping Slingbox-Powered ‘Hopper Go’

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Indeed – the latest, greatest Hopper includes Slingbox capabilities to catch your content around the house or beyond via smartphone, tablet, computer, or streaming box. So it’s quite curious to see the Slingbox-powered Hopper Go pass through the FCC today (under the Echostar banner). – Dave Zatz, Zatz Not Funny

Dish found a brilliant way to make watching the Super Bowl fun even if you hate football

Dish Network announced this week that it is adding a new option for its AutoHop technology during the Super Bowl that will let you skip through the game so you can only watch the ads. Typically AutoHop is designed to let you skip ads during your favorite shows but given that Super Bowl ads are at times even more entertaining than the game itself, Dish decided to reverse the equation for this particular occasion. – Brad Reed, BGR 
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Fox could be the latest to settle an ad-skipping lawsuit with Dish Network

A two-year old Fox Broadcasting Company lawsuit over a Dish Network DVR service that lets its customers skip commercials when streaming recorded television shows may not make it to trial. The two companies told a federal judge in Los Angeles Thursday that they wanted to pause the litigation about a month before the trial was set to begin. In a court filing, Fox and Dish called a resolution of the lawsuit “highly likely” after their resolution Thursday of a fee dispute that had blocked the Fox News and Fox Business channels on the Dish service for more than three weeks. – Tom Huddleston, Jr, Fortune Magazine 
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Netflix comes to Dish’s TV set-top boxes

Not all conventional TV providers are at odds with Netflix. Dish Network just announced that its second-generation Hopper DVRs (and eventually Joeys) are getting an integrated Netflix app starting today. Yes, you can now jump from satellite broadcasts to internet streaming without switching devices. The interface will be familiar if you’ve used Netflix elsewhere, but Dish hopes to one day integrate Netflix’s library into search results — you could find House of Cards sitting next to recordings and Dish’s own internet services. – Jon Fingas,Engadget
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Fox moves to use Aereo ruling against Dish streaming service

The clash centres on Dish’s Dish Anywhere streaming service and its Hopper DVR “sideloading” feature. Dish Anywhere allows customers to watch live TV or the content of their DVR on mobile devices, laptops and desktop computers. The sideloading feature allows content from a DVR to be transferred to an iPad. Dish uses technology developed by Slingbox, which makes devices that allow customers to remotely stream their TV service. Slingbox is owned by Dish’s former parent company and current technology partner EchoStar. – Dominic Rushe, The Guardian http://ift.tt/1m1xviJ