Logitech International and DISH Network L.L.C. announced that they are teaming up to market and sell the Logitech Revue with Google TV to existing and prospective subscribers of DISH Network’s service in the United States.
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Unedited press release follows:
Logitech and DISH Network Team Up to Offer Integrated Google TV Experience
Solution Includes Integration of Logitech Revue with Google TV and DISH Network Service
FREMONT, Calif. & ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–Logitech International (SIX:LOGN) (Nasdaq:LOGI) and DISH Network L.L.C. (Nasdaq:DISH), today announced that they are teaming up to market and sell the Logitech Revue™ with Google TV™ to existing and prospective subscribers of DISH Network’s service in the United States. The solution uses Google TV to combine DISH Network TV programming as well as Web content into a seamless entertainment experience.
“DISH Network’s partnership with Google features a unique ‘pairing protocol’ that offers DISH Network customers with a Logitech Revue the most advanced Google TV experience available. The integration includes robust search capabilities spanning Web and DVR content as well as DISH Network Video On Demand programming,” said Ira Bahr, DISH Network’s chief marketing officer. “The active communication between the Logitech Revue and DISH Network will allow for the development of applications which will continually enhance our TV service with web content and data. We are excited about our exclusive partnership with Logitech to bring the rich entertainment capabilities of Google TV through Logitech to our customers.”
“We are delighted to be working with DISH Network to offer consumers what we believe is a transformational TV experience – through a combination of DISH’s programming and DISH’s integration with the Logitech Revue with Google TV, that includes unique DVR search and control,” said Greg Rhine, vice president and general manager of Logitech’s Americas region.
The Logitech Revue with Google TV includes a companion box and a Logitech Keyboard Controller to provide the Google TV experience for households that have an HDMI-ready television and set-top box. Logitech also provides additional accessories and applications to expand the Google TV experience.
The Logitech Revue will be available to both current and new DISH Network customers beginning later this month.
Logitech is a world leader in products that connect people to the digital experiences they care about. Spanning multiple computing, communication and entertainment platforms, Logitech’s combined hardware and software enable or enhance digital navigation, music and video entertainment, gaming, social networking, audio and video communication over the Internet, video security and home-entertainment control. Founded in 1981, Logitech International is a Swiss public company listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (LOGN) and on the Nasdaq Global Select Market (LOGI).
About DISH Network
DISH Network L.L.C., a subsidiary of DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ:DISH), provides more than 14.3 million satellite TV customers, as of June 30, 2010, with the highest quality programming and technology at the best value, including HD Free for Life. Subscribers enjoy the most national HD channels, the most HD local coverage in the U.S., the most international channels, and award-winning HD and DVR technology including the ViP 922, the world’s only DVR with built-in Sling functionality. DISH Network is first in Customer Satisfaction among all cable and satellite providers according to the 2010 American Customer Satisfaction Index survey results for the U.S. largest cable and satellite TV providers. DISH Network Corporation is included in the Nasdaq-100 Index (NDX) and is a Fortune 200 company.