Dish Network DVR has Slingbox technology
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LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Satellite TV provider Dish Network Corp will unveil a new digital video recorder on Thursday that will allow people watch their favorite television shows on any Internet-enabled device.
Dish Network, the third-largest U.S. pay-TV provider, will reveal the high-definition DVR embedded with Slingbox technology at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
The Slingbox, owned by EchoStar Corp's division Sling Media, is a device that lets people watch cable and satellite programing from a computer or mobile phone with a broadband Internet connection.
Integrating the Slingbox technology into Dish Network's DVR increases the options that subscribers have to control and watch programing, Dish Network Chief Executive Charlie Ergen said in a statement.
In addition to TV sets, people can watch their recorded TV programs and sports events on their desktops at home, their laptops on the road, their smartphones, iPhones, Blackberry, and more, Ergen said.
The Vip 922 box has been developed by an EchoStar Corp subsidiary for Dish, the company said in a statement.
Dish, formerly known as EchoStar Communications Corp, spun off its technology assets in 2007, including its set-top box division, to create EchoStar Holding Corp.
(Editing by Kim Coghill)
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