The world of home entertainment is evolving quickly, offering more and more options that integrate the digital worlds we live in, as in digital cable and digital broadband into one. While strides have already been made to interact TV with the internet, Dish Network is taking it to a whole new level.
Dish Network has recently teamed up with Logitech to provide Dish Network customers with an integrated system that will allow the combination of television and the internet. Logitech, with Dish Network, is bring customers the Logitech Revue with Google TV.
This system was designed as a way to give Dish Network customers an uninterrupted viewing experience between online Dish Network services and web content, using Google TV. This means that a customer can search online for a particular program and have full the full benefit of the web and Dish Network resources, as well.
This new service is available for existing and expected Dish Network customers to add to their convenience and viewing options.
“DISH Network’s partnership with Google features a unique ‘pairing protocol’ that offers DISH Network customers with a Logitech Revue the most advanced Google TV experiences available. The integration includes robust search capabilities spanning Web and DVR content as well as DISH Network Video On Demand programming,” said the DISH Network Chief Marketing Officer, Ira Bahr, “ The active communication between the Logitech Revue and DISH Network will allow for the development of applications which will continually enhance partnership with Logitech to bring the rich entertainment capabilities of Google TV through Logitech to our customers.”
“We are delighted to be working with DISH Network to offer consumers what we believe is a transformational TV experience-through a combination of DISH’s programming and DISH’s integration with the Logitech Revue with Google TV, that includes unique DVR search and control,” said Vice President and General Manager of Logitech’s Americas Region, Greg Rhine.
This service includes a Logitech Keyboard Controller and a companion box and is set for anyone that has an HDMI-ready television set. There are more applications and settings that can be used with Google TV, for those that are interested.
Logitech is a digital provider that specializes in connecting people in the digital world, through platforms that include computing, entertainment and communications. Logitech distributes hardware and software to aid in networking, gaming and other forms of entertainment and communications for the internet. Logitech is an international company that was started in Switzerland in 1981.
Dish Network offers several digital services including HD Free for Life, On Demand and Pay Per View. They offer local and national channels, plus International programming, in over 28 different languages from over 170 different countries. Dish Network has won awards for several of their products, including several of their DVRs. One of their models had more storage space for programming than any other model on the market at the time. Dish Network was also the first company to offer the DVR with a built-in Slingbox. Dish Network currently provides service for over 14 million households in the United States.