Third-party Integration Underway
Thuuz Sports is the first developer to incorporate DISH’s APIs into their app, enabling DISH customers to control their Hopper receiver directly from Android or iOS smartphones. Thuuz Sports uses real-time analytics and social signaling to alert viewers to exciting sporting events. Fans can customize the app based on their favorite teams and sports leagues, including NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NCAAF and NCAABB.
By pairing the Thuuz app on mobile devices with Hopper, DISH subscribers can automatically jump to the most exciting games on their TV. The Thuuz Sports app also enables one-click recording of live or upcoming matches on the Hopper if a customer is away from their TV.
“Our goal is to make sure sports enthusiasts never miss an exciting game,” said Warren Packard, CEO & co-founder of Thuuz. “Our apps already alert users to the best matches in their favorite sports. Integrating with DISH’s Hopper receivers lets us take viewers immediately into the live action. For those times when they can’t watch the game live, we make sure they can record it to enjoy later.”API Availability Developers interested in working with DISH will be vetted to ensure that customer privacy and other considerations are met. Requests for the Hopper APIs are being accepted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Note to editors: Video interviews of Vivek Khemka from DISH and Robert Tercek from the recent Second Screen Summit are available online at www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sc8xioONrOo. About DISH DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), through its subsidiary DISH Network L.L.C., provides approximately 14.092 million satellite TV customers, as of March 31, 2013, with the highest quality programming and technology with the most choices at the best value, including HD Free for Life®. Subscribers enjoy the largest high definition line-up with more than 200 national HD channels, the most international channels, and award-winning HD and DVR technology. DISH Network Corporation's subsidiary, Blockbuster L.L.C., delivers family entertainment to millions of customers around the world. DISH Network Corporation is a Fortune 200 company. Visit www.dish.com. About Thuuz Thuuz, Inc. is an award-winning mobile and connected TV service revolutionizing how consumers discover and connect to sports programming. We alert fanatics, sports enthusiasts and casual viewers to the most exciting sporting events as they're happening leveraging advanced algorithmic analysis, social signaling and fan preferences. We also direct fans to where they can tune into the game -- TV, web or mobile. Our partners include leading TV providers, wireless carriers and electronics companies.