Dish Expands Foreign IPTV Service28 Aug, 2012 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Dish Network Aug. 28 said it has broadened its international Internet-based television service to now be viewable on PCs and Mac computers.
Englewood, Colo.-based Dish, which owns Blockbuster LLC, in May bowed DishWorld, an IPTV service available at the time to subscribers only through Roku media players. DishWorld enables Dish subs to access 72 news, entertainment, weather and movie channels in seven languages in bundled programming packages priced from $14.99 per month.
The satellite TV operator said DishWorld also launched Family View, a feature that allows users to watch content on up to three devices at the same time, without the need for multiple accounts.
“For each account, a customer can add up to two additional devices, including the newly launched Mac or PC app, for a monthly fee of $10 per device,” said Chris Kuelling, VP of international programming at Dish.
Subscribers can go to the DishWorld IPTV website, create an account and download an application to watch international programming on their computers.
“We’ve made significant enhancements that expand consumer choice and control, and we expect customers to be particularly pleased with Mac and PC access to DishWorld content,” Kuelling said.
DishWorld’s 20 new channels include Al Hayah 1 and Al Hayah Cinema (Arabic), Record TV (Brazil), Adithya, Kalaignar, KTV, Jaya Max, Jaya Plus, Jaya TV, Sirippoli, SUN Music, SUN TV, Vijay International Telugu: Gemini Comedy, Gemini Movies, Gemini TV, Maa TV, TV5 News, TV9 Telugu, Zee Telugu (coming soon), and QTV in Urdu.
A free two-week trial is available to new customers on any compatible device. The preview allows customers to sample an a la carte channel, a programming package or the Family View feature. See DishWorldIPTV.com for more information.