Dish Still Serving Google TV

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    December 20, 2010

    Google's first sizable TV offensive has apparently hit some rough waters just before the big gadget-fest gets underway in Las Vegas, but the sailing appears to be much smoother when it comes to a more tightly integrated version that's being marketed by Dish Network Corp.

    Dish launched its Google TV platform in November for $179, a sharp discount over the less-integrated, standalone Logitech Ltd. Revue companion box that's currently selling on Amazon.com Inc. for $249.99. Sony Corp. also sells a range of Google TV-powered, Internet-connected televisions, starting at $599.99.

    In addition to providing some over-the-top content, the Dish version combines Google TV's Web search capabilities with the satellite giant's data related to linear and on-demand programming, as well as content stored on the local DVR. On top of the up-front hardware cost, Dish sells the Google TV option for $4 per month. It works with several Dish boxes, including the ViP 622, ViP 722, and ViP 722k, which connect to the specially integrated Logitech box via an HDMI (high definition multimedia interface) cable.

    It marks the first integration of Google TV with a service provider, though Google has been pushing similar deals with cable operators.

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