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March 17, 2014

DISH Launches Super Joey to Increase Tuner Capacity of Hopper Experience

By Calvin Azuri, TMCnet Contributor

DISH Network Corporation announced the launch of Super Joey, an add-on solution to its highly popular Hopper Whole-home HD DVR platform to increase the tuner capacity of Hopper experience. The Super Joey solution adds two network tuners in addition to the three existing tuners, which allows subscribers to simultaneously record as many as eight shows. The new add-on nearly eliminates any unwanted channel conflicts faced by subscribers of DISH Hopper.

In a release, Vivek Khemka, senior vice president of product management at DISH, said, “We know TV viewers have searched for years for a solution to alleviate conflict over what to watch, and with Super Joey, customers no longer have to choose one program over another. Combined with Hopper’s 2,000 hours of storage, Super Joey makes it even easier for customers to enjoy more of the shows they love without having to negotiate what’s recorded with other viewers in the house.”

The Hooper platform enhanced with Super Joey solution will enable DISH subscribers to watch as well as record television shows from four channels of their choice while also recording shows from the big four broadcast networks. Alternatively, the subscribers can watch and record shows from any five channels of their choice. The Super Joey add-on is powered by a 1305 MHz, 3000 DMIPS Broadcom (News - Alert) BCM7346 processor with the unique remote finder functionality. The add-on solution is also compatible with MoCA and Ethernet connectivity options.

Super Joey was unveiled at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES (News - Alert)) during early 2014 and emerged as the proud recipient of Reviewed.com’s coveted “Editors’ Choice” award. During the event, DISH also showcased various other add-ons under the Joey product line, all aimed at enhancing the overall Hopper experience. The other products that were simultaneously launched include Virtual Joey and Wireless Joey.

DISH Network Corporation operates through its subsidiary DISH Network L.L.C to provide television services with advance programming and technology options. Subscribers of the DISH service are provided with high-definition television channels including more than 200 national and most of the popular international channels by employing DISH’s award-winning DVR and HD technology. DISH Network features prominently in the Fortune 200 list.

Edited by Cassandra Tucker

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