NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- When Dish Network (DISH - Get Report), the satellite TV company, last June abandoned plans to build a vast mobile network through a Clearwire acquisition, its stock was trading at about $40. It opened Friday at $56.77.
Since June, Dish has released the hounds of innovation, culminating in a flurry of announcements at this week's Consumer Electronics Show that reporters are only starting to analyze:
Dish gave its Hopper DVR a series of add-ons dubbed the Joey Troop. (The Hopper's symbol is a kangaroo, and a joey is a baby kangaroo.) They let users connect devices and other TVs to the DVR via WiFi, and enable the recording of up to 8 shows at once. The "Super Joey" offering got an "editor's choice" award at the show, according to Dish.
- Dish announced it is picking up a new Internet-delivered network from World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) due for launch in February. The $9.95-a-month offering is a move away from pay-per-view, and away from dependence on cable or satellite for carriage.
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