Dish Network to Send Live Stream to iPad, Android and Blackberry

By Dipankar Das, Gaea News Network
Friday, August 6, 2010

dish-network According to an unconfirmed report, Dish Network tied up with SingleBox to send live streaming Digital TV to iPad, Android and Blackberry devices as early as in September. Financial Times  reported lately that Verizon and Motorola are working on a tablet that will also stream TV. If true, this announcement will bring digital TV to many more devices.

New iOS and Blackberry apps will be available in September and the Android one is coming in October. SingleBox already allows you to watch TV from your mobile and the apps cost $29.99 for all platforms. New Digital TV is in fact Satellite TV and it includes ipad apps. Apart from being Dishnet subscriber, AP describes how you can get it to work.

“Subscribers will need special hardware. One option is Sling Media Inc.’s SlingBox, which retails for $180 to $300. Dish subscribers can also pay $200 to $400 to upgrade to Dish’s high-definition digital video recorder with SlingBox features; they’ll need to pay $10 a month for multiple DVR service, but they’ll get recording capabilities with it. Sling is owned by EchoStar Corp., whose chairman is Dish CEO Charles Ergen.

Viewers using Dish’s new app can switch channels remotely. But if someone at home is watching one channel, the person using a mobile device elsewhere has to watch the same thing, unless the DVR being used has a second tuner. SlingBox also can access programs recorded on your DVR, but the box itself can’t record.”

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