DISH Network to Distribute Live International TV Channels

by Dish Systems Team

Posted on January 7, 2010

DISH Network, the U.S. leader in international programming, and NeuLion, Inc., an end-to-end IPTV service provider of live and on-demand international, sports and variety programming delivered via broadband, today announced a multi-year partnership to distribute certain DISH Network international channels using NeuLion's IPTV service. The partnership with NeuLion enhances DISH Network's international programming offering by providing consumers without access to satellite TV the ability to enjoy select DISH Network international channels through IPTV. "As the leading multichannel video provider of international channels in the U.S., we are excited to enhance our nationwide distribution of international content to include IPTV," said Chris Kuelling, Vice President of International Programming for DISH Network. "We know some of our customers prefer to watch their favorite channels via satellite and others prefer broadband delivery, and we are pleased that we can now offer a solution that fits their specific needs." "We see distinct synergies between our respective television distribution services and believe that DISH Network customers will benefit from the further reach provided by a broadband offering," said Chris Wagner, Executive Vice President of NeuLion. "We believe that the match of our technology with DISH Network's international programming rights will greatly benefit ethnic communities in the United States." As a leader in the IPTV space, NeuLion provides an end-to-end, multi-platform service, allowing the delivery of live and on-demand content to the TV, PC and Mobile devices – offering a universal platform that connects viewers globally. Components of the service include: encoding, personalization, delivery, registration, monetization, support and reporting tools. DISH Network offers the most international programming in the nation, with more than 180 international channels in more than 28 languages. The company plans to launch the new IPTV service in early 2010. To order DISH Network call 866.989.3474 or visit Dish Systems online.