Software-based “Virtual Joey” client delivers DISH Hopper experience
and control on LG Smart TVs
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
DISH Network L.L.C., a subsidiary of DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ:
DISH), today announced that it has developed a “Virtual Joey” software
application that delivers the DISH Hopper® HD-DVR experience on 2013 and
2014 LG Smart TVs. The app can be used instead of DISH’s hardware-based
Joey, increasing installation options where coaxial or Ethernet wiring
may be difficult to access.
Virtual Joey with LG Smart TV (Photo: Business Wire)
“Television placement is so often dictated by where the set-top box can
be and where the wires are – this new application literally unleashes
the TV,” said Joseph P. Clayton, DISH president and CEO. “Together, we
are giving our customers more choice and control over their entire
“By offering DVR capability directly through LG’s Smart TV platform,
DISH’s Virtual Joey app gives consumers even more options to customize
their viewing experience. Our collaboration with DISH is consistent with
our philosophy of making Smart TV simple and more intuitive,” said Sam
Chang, vice president in charge of the LG Electronics Silicon Valley
Lab, which developed LG’s new webOS Smart TV platform.
This new Virtual Joey app provides a nearly identical experience to the
Hopper Whole-Home HD DVRs currently available to DISH customers. When
loaded on an LG Smart TV, the app offers access to and control of the
Hopper Whole-Home HD DVR -- including live TV, recordings and navigation
of the electronic program guide. The software-based clients operate on
users’ wireless or wired home networks.
DISH expects to release the app in the first quarter of 2014.
DISH will provide Virtual Joey demos on LG Smart TVs in the Las Vegas
Convention Center in Central Hall at booth #8243.
DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), through its subsidiary DISH
Network L.L.C., provides approximately 14.049 million satellite TV
customers, as of Sept. 30, 2013, 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 is a Fortune 200 company. Visit www.dish.com.
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John Tagle, 303-723-3348
Source: DISH Network Corporation