Besides Dish's Ad Hopper, Aereo, the TV streaming service in NYC has caused the biggest disruption in the traditional TV world. Recently, broadcasters failed to do anything about Aereo in court. The company has big goals as they offer broadcast channels on a subscription basis to consumers in a Netflix-type model. Aereo also has social features built within their app that we recently talked about with their CEO. Today, the company is announcing a new pricing model...
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Potentially the most disruptive story of the year in TV has been Dish's launch of their, "Hopper" an update to their set-top-box that allows you to automatically skip commercials across up to six prime-time channels for up to eight days after the shows have aired. They've already been sued and are in court now with ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC. Boldly, they've chosen to go all out with their new product...
Dish just can't stay out of the news these days. The provider that's been trying to innovate recently (to networks' dismay) with the Ad Hopper has also been battling with AMC and recently dropped their networks. As negotiations continue, AMC has struck back announcing that they'll be offering Dish subscribers a live stream of the highly-anticipated Break Bad season five premiere.
Dish Network is the latest in a string of cable and satellite providers to provide subscribers with access to on-demand video via a second-screen app. Dish rolled out an update to its "DISH Remote Access for iPad" app that now features thousands of hours of on-demand content, including HBO, Cinemax and other premium channels (assuming you're paying for them in your service, of course.) Like other cable/satellite apps, it only works within the WiFi confines of your home.