Dish Network launches new video and Wi-Fi bundle
Dish Network (DISH) has unveiled a new bundled service, called Dish Fiber, that lets apartment owners have a managed Wi-Fi service with a speed of up to one gigabit per second, along with a video bundle for multiple dwelling units. The service would also provide a provision for smart home technology, including smart locks and thermostats.
The company is also offering customers live streaming TV service, which will run on Dish’s SmartBox headend video distribution platform. Consumers can choose any package starting from $25 per month, and either pick 24 channels selected by the property or upgrade the service to wider video offerings through its Dish’s Hopper hardware.
Dish Network’s offerings to customers
While Dish Fiber offers bundled services in bulk to apartment owners, Dish Network’s Evolve, an Android TV-based platform, targets the hotels and hospitality industry and delivers live, linear programming and streaming apps via the Google Play Store. Most recently,
Dish Network has upgraded its Evolve service and allowed guests to stream Netflix in their rooms as well as watch live streaming TV on mobile devices, using the hotel’s Wi-Fi.
Notably, Dish Network also has its own streaming service, Sling TV, which started in 2015 to offset its pay-TV subscriber losses. The company’s Sling TV subscriber base reached 2.42 million in 2018, 2.2 million in 2017, and 1.5 million subscribers in 2016. Telecom giant AT&T also has a similar streaming service called DirecTV Now.