DISH first pay-TV provider to offer series in 1080p


DISH Network and A&E Network emerged as the first pay-TV provider to offer a television series in 1080p resolution quality comparable to Blu-Ray disc. A&E’s new drama series “The Beast” is now available to DISH subscribers via its Internet Protocol Video On Demand platform in 1080p the day after a new episode premieres. DISH Network subscribers with an MPEG-4 HD DVR receiver, a high definition television that is 1080p compatible, and a broadband connection will be able to access, download and watch The Beast.

To access the DISH Network’s 1080p IP-VOD content, customers with an MPEG-4 HD DVR receiver need to select the "DVR" button on their DISH Network remote control and chose the DishONLINE feature. They can also access the IP-VOD service by selecting "Menu" on their remote, followed by DISH On Demand and DishONLINE.