Today, the Dish Network makes strides with Disney to join the competitive ranks of Internet TV. The step in this direction may prove to be the first of many for the evolution of Dish Network. Internet TV is a growing demand for consumers that cannot be ignored. From our perspective we can’t wait until we can showcase the results of this collaboration for the Rabbit TV users. Our millions of users who come to Rabbit TV daily are thirsty to see a complete media library available online.

In short, Dish sacrificed the purity of its AutoHop ad-skipping feature to keep up its access to Disney channels, expand customers’ access to mobile app video, and — most importantly — give Dish the right to stream video, live and on demand, as part of an Internet-delivered television service. It makes Dish the first company to publicly seal the kind of content deals essential for Internet TV. Not only that, it netted the most important network for live-TV demand: the king of live sports, ESPN.
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