BuddyTV Guide Brings DISH Hopper Controls into Award-Winning Application

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BuddyTV and DISH have worked together to bring the power of the BuddyTV Guide app to DISH Hopper® Whole-Home HD DVR subscribers.

With the BuddyTV Guide companion app as part of the DISH experience, users can schedule recordings, control their Hopper, easily view information about shows being watched, and explore recordings on their DVR.

“The BuddyTV experience is unique for a third party app because of its level of integration with Hopper,” said Jimshade Chaudhari, DISH director of product management. “We recognize many of our customers are using a smartphone or tablet as a companion to their DISH viewing experience, and this new BuddyTV Guide app gives them an additional option in how they interact with the Hopper.”

The relationship provides access to TV-related content for DISH customers. Using the BuddyTV Guide app while watching TV provides users with additional related content including articles, slideshows, photos, and videos about the programs users are watching.

“At BuddyTV we’ve built an intuitive entertainment discovery platform through the BuddyTV Guide, and we are excited about bringing our app to the Hopper,” said BuddyTV CEO, Andy Liu. “With DISH and BuddyTV, best in class TV experiences are being delivered directly to DISH subscribers.”

About BuddyTV:
BuddyTV Guide with Vibes™ is available via free download to help entertainment viewers manage all their sources of content, devices, interests, and friends. BuddyTV is the highest rated Entertainment Guide app in iTunes and has over 1.5M downloads and over 4MM monthly uniques on its website.

BuddyTV Guide with Vibes brings together:

  • Sources. All sources of entertainment that fans have access to are placed into one app: cable, satellite, broadcast, and streaming (Amazon, iTunes, Crackle). Users let the app know what sources they have available and Vibes takes care of the rest.
  • Devices. Vibes lets users know if content can be watched immediately, on mobile devices, or what channel to tune in to on the TV.
  • Interests. Subscribe to Vibes that match interests. Vibes can range from, "Distract My Child" to "Redneck Buddies" to "Underwater Terror." Each Vibe is rich with TV shows and movies as well as enhanced content. Just as people create playlists of their favorite music, Vibes lets fans create a theme-based collection of their favorite shows or movies.
  • Friends. TV enthusiasts can share their created Vibes with friends, share favorite inspirational movies, or find Vibes that friends are subscribing to.

For press inquiries or to arrange an interview with BuddyTV CEO Andy Liu, please contact Andrew Sumitani at BuddyTV: andrew(at)buddytv(dot)com or 206-859-4180 x205. For more information about BuddyTV and the BuddyTV Guide app, visit http://www.BuddyTV.com and be sure to like BuddyTV on Facebook and follow on Twitter @BuddyTV and @BuddyTVGuide.

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