DISH Network Corp.
) plans to enhance its IPTV service offerings by introducing an
array of services to DISHWorld IPTV portfolio.
The DISH international IPTV service is now available on Macs and
Window PCs and also supports three devices per account, costing $20
per month. It has also expanded its channel lineups by introducing
Arabic, Brazilian, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu channels.
At present the company is offering 72 channels in seven
different languages. The whole package starts at $14.99 per month
along with a two-week trial period.
The subscriber can watch their favorite TV shows by downloading
the applications on their PCs or by connecting their roku player
(which supports streaming of internet videos and audios on TV) with
the TV set.
With the evolution of smartphones and tabletscoupled with the
increased roll out of 3G/4G networks, the trend of watching TV
shows on television is changing. Now people have more options to
watch their favorite TV shows on multiple devices.
The addition of three devices per account will not only be cost
effective but will allow members within a single household to watch
their favorite TV shows at the same time. This new value-added
service, also known as Family View, will give added advantage to
At present, Dish Network is offering multiple movie viewing
options to its subscribers, whether it is through different movie
channels or Video on Demand (VOD) service. Moreover, its
partnership with EPIX (a premium video-on-demand service provider)
also offers unlimited online movies to subscribers through
Additionally, with the acquisition of Blockbuster Inc., the
company can now offer streaming and mail-order video services to
its customers, hence expanding its movie delivery options. Hence,
we believe that such enhanced service offerings will not only help
in retaining the existing customers but will even help the company
to combat stiff competiton from other pay-TV service providers like
) and FiOS TV from Verizon Wireless.
Currently, Dish Network has a Zacks #3 Rank, implying a
short-term Hold rating on the stock. We are also maintaining our
long-term Neutral recommendation on the company's shares.
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