We’ve written a lot lately about the future of the DVR, and this week, at International CES, Dish Network has given us a glimpse of what could be a landmark.
Dish, in its CES press conference on Monday, introduced the next generation of the controversial, commercial-skipping Hopper DVR technology- and announced that it will be combined with the company’s Sling technology to give customers the ability to transfer recorded content to an iPad or other mobile device.
DISH will add Sling to all of its future Hopper DVRs. The second-generation Hopper is designed to let DISH subscribers watch live and recorded content almost anywhere on an Internet-connected device using the DISH Anywhere app for no additional charge. Consumers can also move recorded programs to an iPad without an Internet connection using the new Hopper Transfer app.
The new Hopper will be available later this year.