Dish Network (NSDQ: DISH), co-opting a term popularized by the cable industry, announced a “TV Everywhere” suite of products geared around EchoStar’s Slingbox to let subscribers access live TV and DVR recordings over the Internet and home wireless networks while EchoStar (NSDQ: SATS) rolled out a similar line aimed at other pay-TV providers.
As first reported by Multichannel News, Dish filed for trademark protection on the term “TV Everywhere” in September.
Dish, which made the announcement at the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show, will actually be about a year later than it expected on the TV Everywhere front. The satellite provider showed off the ViP 922 “SlingLoaded” DVR — which features 1 Terabyte of recording space — at CES 2009, and the company intended to ship it last spring. More on Multichannel.