dish Stories January 6, 2015

9to5Toys Last Call: VIZIO 4K 50″ $800, JBL Lightning speaker/dock $109, 2,400 classic DOS games free, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Update:

VIZIO 50-inch 240Hz Smart LED 4K UHDTV $800 shipped (Reg. $1,000)

JBL OnBeat Venue LT Bluetooth speaker w/ Lightning dock $109 shipped (orig. $240)

The Internet Archive steps up its game by offering nearly 2,400 MS-DOS classic titles for free

CES 2015:

Samsung portable SSD T1: smaller than a business card + 100 times faster than a traditional HDD DISH brings Sling TV with ESPN, TNT, TBS and more to a myriad of streaming devices for just $20

Review: SmartThings offers an open and flexible home automation experience with a few caveats

More new deals:

More deals still alive:

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dish Stories July 2, 2013

DISH and Southwest Airlines bring free, live & on-demand TV to smartphones & tablets on WiFi flights

DISH and Southwest Airlines announced a new partnership today that will allow iOS device users to access live and on-demand programming for free directly from their tablet or smartphone. It’s certainly an idea that we can get behind… After all, would you prefer watching live TV on your 10-inch Retina display or the barely visible 6-inch display typically built into airline seats?

To celebrate the launch of the new TV Flies Free service, DISH took to a Southwest flight yesterday to give out some free iPads and show passengers how the access to 75 on-demand shows and live TV streams work.

“DISH and Southwest are two iconic American brands known for putting the customer first, providing products, services and experiences they truly demand,” said DISH President and CEO Joe Clayton. “It’s only logical our two companies should team up to give passengers free live TV and on-demand shows on flights around the country.”

“Customers using DISH’s award-winning DISH AnywhereTM and Hopper TransfersTM apps on their iPad can watch all their live TV, DVR recordings and on-demand shows anywhere, anytime via Wi-Fi connection or Hopper Transfers. Now, on Southwest, they can use an iPad to watch free live TV and on-demand shows. It’s a perfect fit.”

Not only is the TV Flies Free service available to all of the 400 WiFi enabled Southwest planes, it’s also the first time onboard entertainment becomes free for SWA customers.

The live-TV lineup currently features Bravo, CNBC, FOX 5 New York (WNYW), FOX Business Network, FOX News Channel, Golf Channel, MLB.com (Major League Baseball, when games are available), MSNBC, NBC 4 (WNBC), NFL Network, Food Network, HGTV and Travel Channel.  Popular TV show episodes are also available on demand as part of the TV lineup. Free TV, compliments of DISH, is a limited-time promotion.

Some screenshots of the new DISH/Southwest experience on iPad below:

dish Stories April 15, 2013

Verizon bids for spectrum from Clearwire while Dish attempts merger with Sprint

Verizon Wireless, which recently teamed up with telecommunications giant Comcast Corporation, is reportedly offering Clearwire Corp $1.5 billion in an effort to lease spectrum from the wireless communications company, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Meanwhile, Dish Network has motioned toward a $25.5 billion bid to merge with Sprint, which is notable as Dish and Sprint both competed toward buying out Clearwire in January.

It seems all three major telecommunications companies are moving toward owning expanded space in mobile broadband as well as home services like cable and voice, much like AT&T’s unified package.

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