Dish Upgrades Hopper Apps for March Madness21 Mar, 2013 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Dish Network March 21 said it enhanced apps within its Hopper Whole-Home HD DVR platform, including its second-screen and mobile apps to give users added features during NCAA men’s basketball national championship tournament known as March Madness, March 21 to April 6.
The Hopper sports app, Game Finder, displays all March Madness games in one location allowing viewers to tune in to or record upcoming games directly from the app. Enhancements include faster navigation and access to sports scores, and the ability to sort games by conference and hide games that are blacked out.
Separately, the Dish Explorer app for iPad now includes an “NCAA Tournament” tab enabling viewers to see upcoming games, times and channels, and set DVR recordings.
The Explorer allows users to quickly find their favorite teams; locate and record upcoming games; receive real-time, on-screen updates about which games are the most exciting; and view score updates.