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May 11, 2009

DISH Network Intros DISH Remote Access

By Anshu Shrivastava, TMCnet Contributor

DISH Networks has announced the launch of its DISH Remote Access service for customers across the country.
DISH Remote Access provides customers with total access to all the features of their DVR from any Internet connected device. Company officials said that this allows them to manage their programming from anywhere in the world.
DISH Remote Access is a free to DISH Network customers with a broadband-connected ViP Series DVR and is equipped with a comprehensive search functionality that looks for desired content throughout a nine-day programming guide.
Officials said that this latest launch uses keywords and filters set by the user, such as genre, channel, sports, content rating and language, and more.
Customers can record the searched programming event by clicking the record button next to the event description, selecting to either record the one event, all events or only new events.
“DISH Remote Access provides the most robust online DVR interface available,” claimed Ira Bahr, chief marketing officer at DISH Network.
Bhar said that no other service compares to the level of DVR control and DISH Remote Access offers.
“Not only can customers remotely set recordings, but they can also see and manage their DVRs in real time, as if they were at home,” he said.
Additionally, the company said that DISH Network customers who lease or purchase the ViP 922 HD DVR - scheduled to be available later this year - will have all the benefits of the DISH Remote Access service and the ability to view both their live and recorded DVR content via integrated Slingbox technology.
The same integration is also available to customers who have a Slingbox connected to a DISH Network ViP Series DVR, said officials.
Earlier last month, DISH Network announced the launch of DISH Earth, a channel exclusively available to DISH Network customers, offering dramatic live views of Earth 24 hours per day, including passing views of the moon, Venus, and even unidentified flying objects.

Anshu Shrivastava is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anshu’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi