Dish Network streams TV shows online

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Dish it is.
Starting from this week, 15 channels including the major networks and extras like Syfy and Comedy Central stream on-demand content via the Internet.

The New York Times reports that since the concept of "TV Everywhere" is pioneered by Time Warner and Comcast, offering content on a new medium is going slow.

With the advent of it indicates that some content providers are coming on board.

Dave Shull, Dish’s senior vice president for programming:

“People are shifting where they watch video, and I want to shift with them."

Shifting to the new medium has not been easy:

Gaining the online rights to cable channel content has not been simple, either. There have been disputes about how many devices should be able to log in using the same account, about how many episodes or films should be available at any given time, and about how advertisements will be shown on the Web sites.

Earlier this month, ZDNET reported that Dish Network's streaming will be coming to iPads, iPhones, iPod Touches, and BlackBerry phones next month, with Android device supporting following in October.

As stated by Sean Portnoy in the ZDNET article, will Mobile TV gradually evolve from a niche to a free add-on for subscribers?


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