|[November 15, 2012]
DISH's AutoHop Technology Named CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Award Honoree
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. --(Business Wire)--
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) named DISH's AutoHop™
commercial-skipping feature an International Consumer Electronics Show
(CES (News - Alert)) 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
of independent 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 (News - Alert) 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
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
Aestheic 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 the marketplace
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
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.
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