Thuuz Android App for Google TV Gives DISH Customers Instant Alerts
of Most Exciting Moments in Sports
Real-Time App for Google TV Allows Fans to Jump Immediately to the
Most Exciting Action
LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwire) -- 01/08/12 -- (NASDAQ: DISH) --
Never again will a DISH Network L.L.C. customer miss the exciting
moments of a great sporting event. DISH has partnered with Thuuz to
create an enhanced Google TV application that helps avid sports fans
instantly find the best live and upcoming games to watch on
Using special computer algorithms, the Thuuz Android app for Google
TV monitors the excitement levels during broadcasts of Major League
Baseball, National Hockey League, soccer, cricket and rugby games,
along with both pro and college football and basketball. When the
excitement level on field reaches a crescendo, an alert pops up on
the viewer's TV screen to let the viewer tune to the action.
Since DISH is the only pay TV provider to pair a set-top box with
Google TV devices, the Thuuz application can also automatically
record the most exciting moments of the game for later viewing.
"DISH partnered with Google TV to spur innovation in TV apps," said
Vivek Khemka, vice president of Product Management for DISH Network.
"Thuuz is a great example of an application for the TV that enhances
the viewing experience. The power of the Thuuz app comes from its
ability to cut through the overload of televised games and take
serious sports fans immediately to the best sports action."
The Thuuz app uses factors such as parity, pace, novelty, momentum
and context in the algorithms that automatically assign an excitement
rating to each event. Thuuz comes from the second syllable of
"The thrill of watching sports comes from witnessing the drama and
suspense as it unfolds," said Warren Packard, CEO and
Thuuz. "Instead of just catching the news after the fact, DISH
subscribers can now watch the most compelling sports action play out,
either live or time-shifted. The combination of DISH's extensive
sports programming, Google TV's interactive platform, and excitement
analytics built into the Thuuz app deliver an optimal experience for
the sports enthusiast."
All devices with Google TV and Android 3.1 work with the Thuuz app.
The new Logitech Revue with Google TV is available to DISH Network
customers for only $99. Customers can order by logging in to their
DISH Network account at www.dish.com or by calling 888-590-3684. For
more information about DISH Network's Google TV solution, visit
For more information about Thuuz, visit www.thuuz.com. See a sample
Thuuz app screenshot at
About DISH Network
DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), through
its subsidiary DISH Network L.L.C., provides approximately 13.945
million satellite TV customers, as of Sept. 30, 2011, with the
highest quality programming and technology with the most choices at
the best value, including HD Free for Life. Subscribers enjoy the
largest high definition line-up with more than 200 national HD
channels, the most international channels, and award-winning HD and
DVR technology. DISH Network's subsidiary, Blockbuster L.L.C.,
delivers family entertainment to millions of customers around the
world. DISH Network Corporation is a Fortune 200 company. Visit
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