DISH’s AutoHop Technology Named CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering
2013 CES Unveiled NEW YORK
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- November 15, 2012
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) named DISH’s AutoHop™
commercial-skipping feature an International Consumer Electronics Show (CES)
Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Award Honoree. AutoHop is available on
the satellite-TV provider’s Hopper™ Whole Home HD DVR.
DISH received the award as CEA hosted the annual CES Unveiled conference in
Manhattan. Products entered in this program are judged by a panel
ofindependent designers, engineers and members of the media to honor
outstanding design and engineering in cutting-edge consumer electronics
products across 29 product categories.
“The Hopper has been recognized in multiple reviews as the best DVR, and we
thank the Consumer Electronics Association for recognizing the receiver’s
AutoHop feature as a leading innovation,” said Vivek Khemka, vice president of
Product Management at DISH. “The entire Hopper system gives customers more
choice and control over the TV that they watch. AutoHop is just one of the
exciting features we offer on Hopper and is an extension of what consumers
already do - skip commercials on shows they record.”
The Innovations Design and Engineering Awards are sponsored by the CEA, the
producer of the International CES, the world’s largest consumer technology
tradeshow. The CEA has been recognizing achievements in product design and
engineering since 1976.
The Innovations entries are judged based on the following criteria:
*Engineering qualities, based on technical specs and materials used
*Aesthetic and design qualities, using photos provided
*The product’s intended use/function and user value
*Unique/novel features that consumers would find attractive
*How the design and innovation of the product compares to other products in
Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering honoree products are featured on
http://cesweb.org/Awards/CES-Innovations-Awards.aspx, which lists product
categories, as well as each product name, manufacturer information, designer,
description, photo and URL.
DISH’s Hopper, with its AutoHop capabilities, will be displayed in The
Venetian at the 2013 International CES, which runs Jan. 8-11, 2013, in Las
Vegas. Honorees will also be displayed at CES Unveiled: The Official Press
Event of the International CES from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 6 in the South
Seas Ballroom C at Mandalay Bay.
DISH’s AutoHop feature is offered with the Hopper’s exclusive PrimeTime
Anytime™ capability, which allows viewers to choose to record the primetime TV
programming on ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC -- the networks that deliver some of the
most popular shows during primetime.
Once the viewer enables the PrimeTime Anytime feature, and selects the
networks and nights to record, the Hopper stores these shows for up to eight
days after they have aired making it easy to access episodes from last night,
or last week.
The AutoHop commercial-skipping feature, using patented technology, works with
most shows recorded using PrimeTime Anytime.
A viewer can watch a show with the AutoHop option commercial-free starting the
day after a show has been recorded with the Hopper’s PrimeTime Anytime
capability. Prior to that, the Hopper’s 30-second “hop forward” feature
continues to work for same-day viewing of recorded shows.
DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), through its subsidiary DISH Network
L.L.C., provides approximately 14.042 million satellite TV customers, as of
Sept. 30, 2012, 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 Corporation'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 www.dish.com.
DISH Network Corporation
Aaron Johnson, 720-514-5839
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