Logitech and DISH Network Team Up to Offer Integrated Google TV ExperienceWednesday, October 6th, 2010
Solution Includes Integration of Logitech Revue with Google TV and DISH Network Service
FREMONT, Calif. & ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Logitech International (SIX:LOGN) (Nasdaq:LOGI) and DISH Network L.L.C. (Nasdaq:DISH), today announced that they are teaming up to market and sell the Logitech Revue™ with Google TV™ to existing and prospective subscribers of DISH Network’s service in the United States. The solution uses Google TV to combine DISH Network TV programming as well as Web content into a seamless entertainment experience.
“DISH Network’s partnership with Google features a unique ‘pairing protocol’ that offers DISH Network customers with a Logitech Revue the most advanced Google TV experience available. The integration includes robust search capabilities spanning Web and DVR content as well as DISH Network Video On Demand programming,” said Ira Bahr, DISH Network’s chief marketing officer. “The active communication between the Logitech Revue and DISH Network will allow for the development of applications which will continually enhance our TV service with web content and data. We are excited about our exclusive partnership with Logitech to bring the rich entertainment capabilities of Google TV through Logitech to our customers.”
“We are delighted to be working with DISH Network to offer consumers what we believe is a transformational TV experience – through a combination of DISH’s programming and DISH’s integration with the Logitech Revue with Google TV, that includes unique DVR search and control,” said Greg Rhine, vice president and general manager of Logitech’s Americas region.
The Logitech Revue with Google TV includes a companion box and a Logitech Keyboard Controller to provide the Google TV experience for households that have an HDMI-ready television and set-top box. Logitech also provides additional accessories and applications to expand the Google TV experience.
The Logitech Revue will be available to both current and new DISH Network customers beginning later this month.