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Friday April 20, 2012 4:37 pm

Pandora Radio now offered by Dish Hopper Whole-House DVR

DISH Pandora Internet Radio Hopper

Having a DVR has been my favorite upgrade since getting a high definition TV with HD programing to pair. Though I didn’t think the DVR could get any better, Dish Network decided to prove me wrong. As much as we love our DVR’s here at Gear Live, we love our music just as much (just check us out on Rdio.) That being said, Dish has now introduced Pandora Radio as an added bonus to its DVRs. You’ll now not only be able to watch any prerecorded show you saved to the DVR, but also enjoy your beats from any room in the house connected to the DVR. You can read the full press release below.


DISH Expands In-Home Music Experience With Pandora

ENGLEWOOD, CO, Apr 19, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX)—DISH DISH +2.24% , one of the nation's leading pay-TV providers, has introduced Pandora P +7.82% , the leading personalized radio service, for the DISH Hopper(TM) Whole-Home HD DVR system. Pandora on the Hopper allows customers to easily search for their favorite artists or songs and create personalized radio stations that play only the music they love from the comfort of their homes.

DISH customers with a Hopper can login to their existing Pandora account, or create a new Pandora account, to stream their personalized radio stations through their television. Streaming Pandora on the Hopper requires an Internet connection.

“Pandora adds new dimension to the Hopper experience,” said Vivek Khemka, vice president of product management at DISH. “This partnership is another example of how we are working to make Hopper the entertainment platform of choice for America's homes.”

“We're thrilled that DISH is making Pandora available to their customers on a great new platform like the Hopper,” said Ian Geller, vice president of Business Development at Pandora. “More than a third of all radio listening takes place in the home and Pandora delivered through the Hopper allows everyone in the family to easily access and enjoy music they love through their personalized radio stations.”

DISH's Hopper features three satellite TV tuners and a two-terabyte hard drive that stores up to 2,000 hours of video. Accompanied by small, sleek Joey(TM) units, the Hopper enables customers to pause live TV in one room and continue watching in another room. DISH launched Hopper in March and it is available to both new and existing DISH customers.

In addition to Pandora, DISH's Hopper features apps that give viewers real-time access to Facebook, Twitter and photo sharing, as well as games, news, weather, sports and stock quotes.

More information about DISH's Hopper is available at www.dish.com/hopper.


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