Dish Network Launches IPTV Program

DISH Network team at the DISH World IPTV Launch, September 23, New York

Englewood , Colo. , Sept.23, 2010 - DISH Network L.L.C., the leader in International programming, has announced the introduction of DISH World IPTV, a new service that distributes DISH Network’s International programming via broadband to the television without the need for a satellite dish. For consumers who live in apartment buildings, high rises or dormitories, or are otherwise unable to receive satellite service, the new DISH World IPTV service offers a simple and reliable solution to view DISH Network’s International programming lineup.

The service works by delivering programming to the television through a small, plug-and-play set top box that uses a home’s broadband Internet connection instead of a satellite antenna. Ordering is completed through the website and the set top box is mailed directly to the customer. The option is particularly ideal for customers who live in urban areas with apartment buildings and condos, other MDUs such as college dormitories and buildings that currently do not offer a choice of programming providers, as well as customers who move frequently.

“DISH Network is not only the leader in international programming, but also a leader in innovation, and we’re proud to be able to deliver an option that ensures that anyone in the United States will have access to our international channels, no matter where they live,” said Chris Kuelling, Vice President of International Programming for DISH Network. “With the launch of our IPTV service, we are significantly expanding our reach and offering South Asians a “plug-and-play” solution.”

The service will offer a broad range of International programming options, beginning today with Hindi and Urdu programming. Channels include aapka Colors, B4U Movies, B4U Music, SET Max, Aaj Tak, Headlines Today, Sahara Samay and Sahara One, as well as GEO TV and ARY Digital, all available exclusively through DISH Network. With access to these channels, and others including Zee TV, STAR Plus, Sony and Willow Cricket, DISH Network’s South Asian customers can enjoy blockbuster movies, live cricket, music videos, action-packed thrillers, the biggest reality shows, sitcoms, family drama, up-to-the-minute news and current affairs and lifestyle shows.

For more information or to order DISH Network’s IPTV service, visit

About DISH Network

DISH Network L.L.C., the nation’s leader in international programming, provides more than 185 ethnic channels in 28 languages - more than any other pay-TV provider. 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 including the ViP 922, the world’s only DVR with built-in Sling functionality. DISH Network is first in Customer Satisfaction among all cable and satellite providers according to the 2010 American Customer Satisfaction Index survey results for the U.S. largest cable and satellite TV providers. To learn more about DISH Network’s international programming or to order DISH World IPTV, visit


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