DISH Network Programming Premieres to Enjoy Over the Weekend With DISH Remote Access App

There is not a shortage of entertainment on DISH Network programming this weekend, from NBC Sports both Saturday and Sunday, to a full Sunday night of programming premieres to watch across a variety of channels. Don’t stress if you won’t be able to watch everything at the same time though or if you have other weekend plans aside from parking it in on the couch for 48 hours straight in front of the tube because you can use the DISH Remote Access app on your smart phone or tablet to manage your DVR recording and watch your live and recorded TV shows on-the-go. Here’s a list of what’s new this weekend so you can tune in at home or through your mobile device with ‘TV Everywhere.’

Mike Tyson Takes on Pigeons on DISH NetworkThe Real Housewives of Orange County – Watch these real housewives from Orange County, California serve up the drama for its sixth season. Fans of the show will get to see past favorites and two newbies for this housewives reality series. The season six premiere airs Sunday night on Bravo at 10:00 PM.

Taking on Tyson - Animal Planet will be revealing a much softer side of Mike Tyson, one unfamiliar to his fans who are used to seeing him inside a boxing ring. If you didn’t already know that Mike Tyson is a bird-lover, pigeons to be exact, then you are in for quite the treat during the premiere of his new show at 10:00 PM on Sunday night.

The Apprentice on DISH NetworkThe Celebrity Apprentice- Speaking of housewives, Donald Trump will be bringing ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’ back to NBC with ‘celebrities’ that include Atlanta housewife NeNe Leakes and LaToya Jackson to name a few. Watch the ‘celebrity’ version of the ‘Apprentice’ as the new season premieres Sunday night on NBC at 9:00 PM.

America’s Next Great Restaurant - Two great chefs and TV personalities, Curtis Stone and Bobby Flay, team up to search for the next great franchise restaurant in the country – sounds delicious and somewhat of a new take on a food-based reality series. Tune in on Sunday night before ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’ at 8:00 PM.

Army Wives - The much anticipated return of ‘Army Wives’ is finally here. Viewers can watch ‘Army Wives’ on Lifetime this Sunday at 9:00 PM. This will be the fifth season for the drama packed show based on the trials and tribulations of military life on the home front.

To learn more about DISH Network programming and the DISH Remote Access app visit authorized retailer DISH Systems online or call 866-989-3474. Until this weekend is officially here, enjoy this clip for the upcoming premiere of ‘America’s Next Great Restaurant,’ below…warning: it might make you really hungry!

DISH Network Creates Compatible Remote Access App for Android Tablets

Tablet or Pad? Technology adopters on both sides of the fence, whether they embrace the Android Tablet or the Apple iPad, can both stream live and recorded television with the Remote Access App, seeing as the downloadable feature is now compatible with both devices. Now, you’re not limited to watching ‘TV Everywhere’ on your smart phone, you can utilize the larger screen with the Android Tablet to get access to all of your favorite TV programming, including the NFL playoffs and DISHCinema movies.

Ira Bahr, the CMO at DISH Network, recently commented on the company’s initiative to create a version of the Remote Access app that meets the needs of the Android Tablet user: “DISH Network is the only pay-TV provider to offer a true TV everywhere solution, and now we’ve optimized that experience for the larger screen size of the Android tablets.” Bahr continued with: ”Now Dish Network customers can enjoy their TV Everywhere experience on tablets like the Galaxy Tab, as well as the dozens of new Android-based tablet devices soon to be introduced.”

In order to start watching live TV or stream shows from your home DVR on your Android Tablet, you’ll need to make sure that you have an upgraded DVR either the ViP 722 or ViP 722k HD DuoDVR. You will also need to have a wireless Internet connection at home and a DISH Sling Adapter. For more ‘TV Everywhere’ set up instructions, read our “DISH Network Sling Adapter for TV Everywhere – Easy Setup Guide“ article on our blog. The DISH Remote Access App is now available on the following devices: Android Tablet, Apple iPad, Blackberry Phones, iPhone, iPod Touch and Android mobile devices.

You’re already paying for satellite TV service, so doesn’t it make sense to be able to have access to your DISH Network programming no matter where you are? Follow this link to watch how easy it is to stream live and recorded TV on your Android Tablet or other compatible device. Upgrade your DVR or ask us about the Sling Adapter today – visit DISH Systems, authorized DISH Network retailer, online or call 866-989-3474. For more updates on satellite TV technology, get the daily DISH on Facebook and Twitter.

Watch the Premiere of Paula Abdul’s “Live to Dance” Tonight on DISH Network

Paula Abdul’s comeback since hosting American Idol is finally here as her latest show on CBS, Live to Dance, premieres tonight on DISH Network. Oddly enough, Abdul’s new reality dance competition series will overlap with season 10 of American Idol, it will be interesting to see how both shows fare throughout their respective seasons beginning in January. You can find tonight’s premiere of Live to Dance on CBS at 8/7 Central or access the shows via your DISH Remote Access App on any smart phone or PC.

Based on the U.K. hit Got to Dance, Paula Abdul’s Live to Dance promises to be different from current U.S.-based reality dance competitions seeing as there are no age or dance style limitations, plus you can be a soloist, duo or group which gives people more of an opportunity to participate in the TV-based forum. In a recent interview with CBS’ The Early Show, Abdul calls her show “a gem” and describes some of the performances as “awe-inspiring, ones that choke you up.”

Not only will Paula Abdul act as a judge on the show, but she will also serve as a personal mentor and coach to help prepare each of the acts as they get their one chance to dance up on stage in front of America and the remaining judges including choreographer Travis Payne and singer/dancer Kimberly Wyatt. The winning dancer, duo or group will receive a cash prize of $500,000 plus world-wide recognition as the winner of Live to Dance.

Watch Live to Dance in HD tonight on DISH Network or set your DVR for 8/7c. For DISH Network deals visit DISH Systems – authorized DISH Network retailer online or call 866-989-3474. You can also find satellite TV news and DISH programming updates by following DISH Systems on Twitter and Facebook.

Managing Your DISH Network DVR – Simplified with GoogleTV

It’s not as though DISH Network makes it incredibly hard to record your favorite TV shows and schedule upcoming programming, especially with the recent introduction of the DISH Remote Access app. However, the Logitech Revue with GoogleTV simplifies the DVR management process even further for DISH Network subscribers, with an exclusive feature that combines Internet integration with your TV set as Google “talks” to your DVR.

The Logitech Revue comes with a remote which is basically a small keypad; it includes a “search” button which you can press to bring up a search bar similar to what’s used on Google already. Just type the name of your favorite TV show or actor in the search bar and watch as the most relevant results will appear on your TV screen including a listing of upcoming air dates. With your user-friendly Logitech Revue remote, you can select the next air date on broadcast TV for your show to be recorded. The following screen shot is an example of what you can expect to see after selecting your recording (via Search Engine Land):

GoogleTV DISH Network DVR Exclusive FeatureYour recording will then be established after hitting “OK,” at which point GoogleTV will communicate with your DISH DVR to record future episodes of the TV show you previously selected.

The Logitech Revue team plans to be at the Consumer Electronics Show in January to showcase the Logitech Revue with GoogleTV, dispelling any rumors of halted production. You can find other articles on the Logitech Revue with GoogleTV and its various features throughout our blog, from video conferencing to apps on your TV.

To order DISH Network, visit online authorized retailer DISH Systems or call 866-989-3474. You can also find DISH Network news and updates by following DISH Systems on Twitter and Facebook.

The Best TV Shows of 2010

Not only were there a significant amount of advancements in TV technology this year including Internet integration and 3D features, but the actual programming in 2010 proved to be something of great recognition as well. From all time favorites like Grey’s Anatomy to newcomer comedy sitcoms like Modern Family, the TV shows of 2010 gave us all something to talk about and DVR. The Daily Beast shared some of it’s favorite picks and ultimate flops of the year, plus we asked our Twitter followers what their favorite shows of the year have been.

The Daily Beast included the following hits in its own list of favorite TV shows of 2010: Mad Men, Community, Friday Night Lights, Boardwalk Empire, The Good Wife because each show “challenged the status quo of television or offered imaginative takes on tried-and-true staples.” – Well put. We asked our followers on Twitter what their favorites were. A good amount of our followers said that they enjoyed watching Boardwalk Empire and Hawaii 5-0. Surprisingly enough it wasn’t all about the reality shows this year, which could show a trend in a decline in reality TV interest for next year. The only reality shows mentioned as favorites this year were Pawn Stars and American Pickers. Other favorite TV shows as mentioned by our Twitter followers included: Criminal Minds, Dexter, Brothers and Sisters, Grey’s Anatomy, House, NCIS and Blue Bloods.

Many of the shows mentioned will be back for another season in 2011, so if you haven’t had a chance to watch any of them you can look forward to more DISH Network programming of your own favorite TV shows and more in 2011. If your favorite TV show didn’t make the list, make sure to let us know under “comments” at the bottom!

Watch all of your own ‘best of’ shows on DISH Network in HD and you’ll never have to miss an episode now with DISH Remote Access App, compatible with the iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone and Android phones. Call 866-989-3474 or visit DISH Systems – authorized DISH Network retailer online today to make the switch from cable! Follow our tweets on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook for even more satellite TV news and updates!

It’s Clark Griswold’s Biggest Competition on HGTV’s ‘Holiday Battle on the Block’

HGTV will air two episodes tonight of Holiday Battle on the Block where three families will try to out-do one another with the best holiday decorations in the neighborhood. Each family gets a budget of $5,000 to go towards their decorations, a time limit of 48 hours and the help of a professional carpenter. The three houses will be judged by hosts Kim Myles and Scott McGillivry plus local community members. At the end of two full days, the three houses will be judged on the following criteria: beauty, originality and execution.

The first episode of Holiday Battle on the Block will feature a neighborhood in Youngstown, New York at 8:00 PM, followed by a competition in the community of Markham, Ontario at 8:30 PM. On the Youngstown, New York episode you’ll see three different, distinct themes including: a Nutcracker theme, a Youngstown theme with live soldiers and a Candyland theme with 20,000 lights. Decorations are equally as creative and impressive up north in Markham, Ontario with a Santa’s workshop display, traditional theme with live animals and a lighting display that lights up to the tune of Christmas carols.

You’ll never have to miss your favorite HGTV shows on DISH Network now with the DISH Remote Access App, allowing you to access live and recorded TV on your iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone, Android phones and PC’s. You can order DISH Network by visiting DISH Systems – authorized DISH Network retailer – online or by calling 866-989-3474. For even more satellite TV news and updates follow DISH Systems on Twitter and Facebook.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation featuring Clark Griswold, starring Chevy Chase:

DISH TV Programming to Tune Into Every Tuesday Night

Tuesday Night DISH Network ProgrammingDISH Network programming on Tuesday nights continues to impress week after week from reality hits on Bravo to all out crime scene dramas. Seeing as tonight is no exception, there are a handful of brand new episodes of your favorite DISH TV shows from NCIS to Millionaire Matchmaker. Here is the breakdown of tonight’s must-watch list, so get out your iPad with the DISH Remote Access App so you can schedule these recordings before leaving the office.

  • Minute to Win It – NBC, 8 PM ET – “A Family Affair,” this episode is holiday themed for the “Twelve Days of Christmas”

 

  • NCIS – CBS, 8 PM ET – “False Witness,” see if the team can find the only witness to a high-profile murder

 

  • Millionaire Matchmaker – Bravo, 9 PM ET – “Cooking and Queening,” Patty works hard to find matches for New York millionaires

 

  • NCIS: Los Angeles – CBS, 9 PM ET – “Disorder,” Kensi befriends a witness – could cause a few problems

 

  • The Fashion Show: Ultimate Collection – Bravo, 10 PM ET – “Reel to Genteel,” the designers “makeunder” Bravo Housewives

 

  • The Good Wife – CBS, 10 PM ET – “Nine Hours,” preparing for state attorney race, and inmate drama

Find out how you can watch hit shows like NCIS in HDTV by calling DISH Network retailer, DISH Systems or visit us online. You can also find DISH deals by becoming a fan on Facebook and following our tweets on Twitter. You may even be the lucky winner of our “Very Merry Giveaway” by tweeting with Connect Your Home.

Top Ten Reasons to Give the Gift of GoogleTV this Year

Top Ten Reasons to Buy Logitech Revue with GoogleTV - Kevin BaconThe Logitech Revue with GoogleTV is changing the way we watch television by combining the best features of the Internet and TV for the ultimate entertainment experience – just ask Kevin Bacon. Here are the top ten reasons why we’re crazy about the Logitech Revue with GoogleTV this holiday season, and trust us, this would be a great gift for any techie or family member!

10. Simultaneously tweet with friends on Twitter as you watch your favorite TV shows or sports games with the Twitter app

9. Listen to music through your TV from Pandora with the Pandora app exclusively for GoogleTV

8. Dozens of apps have been developed and plan to be developed for GoogleTV to help make life easier and just plain better as far as we’re concerned (including: NBA Game Time, YouTube, CNBC News)

7. Google TV automatically upgrades itself so you won’t have to pay for those constant upgrade fees every time a new edition comes out

6. Whatever you’re watching on your smart phone or iPhone you can instantly ”fling” onto your TV set to share with friends/family

5. Stream all of your family pictures on your TV as a virtual photo gallery – your photos will appear on the most high-tech frame in the house

4. Use your smart phone or iPhone as a remote control to manage your television programming whenever and wherever you want

3. Easily search for your favorite actor, show, movie, etc – just as you would on Google to find what you’re specifically looking to watch on TV

2. DISH Network subscribers can purchase the Logitech Revue at a discounted price of $179 – the added feature of DISH Network on GoogleTV allows viewers to have exclusive access to control, search and manage their DVR with ease

1. Stay connected with family and friends with the Logitech Revue – parents can video chat with their children away at college or families can stay in touch when living across the country

Learn how you can WIN a Logitech Revue with GoogleTV (suggested retail value $299.99) by following Connect Your Home on Twitter and retweeting the “Very Merry Giveaway” announcement each day (winner will be chosen at random and announced next Tuesday, December 14 -time TBA). For more information on how to subscribe to DISH Network in order to take advantage of exclusive GoogleTV features, visit DISH Systems – authorized DISH Network retailer or call 866-989-3474.

A New Night of Reality Competitions on DISH Network: From Food Fights to Sing Offs

Nick Lachey Hosts The Sing Off on DISH NetworkNew reality competitions will premiere on DISH Network tonight including the second season of NBC’s The Sing Off starring host Nick Lachey, plus TLC’s competitive spin on New Jersey’s famous baker with Cake Boss: Next Great Baker. In case you missed last season’s The Sing Off, you’re probably not alone, although it did make it back for an encore season, I expect this year to be even more Glee- like with groups of young hopefuls competing for a $100,000 prize plus a record deal with Sony Music. The celebrity judges that will guide the singers with sound advice from experience include Nicole Scherzinger, Ben Folds and Shawn Stockman. Unlike American Idol, The Sing Off will only last for five nights throughout December as America votes for its favorite a cappella group. Each of the ten groups will perform popular songs without lip synching or background bands, the winners will be announced on finale night, Monday, December 20. You can catch tonight’s premiere episode in HD on NBC from 8-10 PM ET.

Rounding off reality premiere night on DISH Network programming, includes TLC’s Cake Boss: Next Great Baker,where ten talented individuals will whip up some drama in a bake-off to become Buddy Valastro’s (the “cake boss” himself) newest pastry chef. In a recent press release from TLC, Valastro mentioned that he hopes the spin-off reality series will be inspirational to viewers looking to break into the industry: ”This show is as much about learning how to run a successful business as it is about learning the tricks of the trade.” The eight week long series will show contestants competing in challenges around Jersey City and Hoboken, and tonight’s episode has the aspiring Carlo’s Bakery workers creating a self-inspired “celebration cake.” You might have to record one of the two reality shows on your DISH DVR using the DISH Remote Access app, since Cake Boss: The Next Great Baker will also premiere at 9/8c on TLC.

To find more DISH Network deals and programming specials, including the popular HD Premium package, visit DISH Systems, authorized DISH Network retailer or call 866-989-3474. You can also follow us on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook to receive exclusive satellite TV updates and specials.

DISH Network Set to Air VH1′s ‘Divas Salute the Troops’ Sunday Night

Every year, VH1 puts together its annual “Divas” special where the year’s biggest female names in the music industry unite for an evening of stunning entertainment. For the 2010 “Divas” special, set to air on DISH Network this Sunday, December 5, at 9:00 PM ET/PT, the USO joined forces with America’s loveliest ladies and the TV network that started it all to have the show surround America’s bravest men and women by paying tribute to the nation’s troops. VH1′s “Divas Salute the Troops” is perfectly timed just before the holidays where many of the men and women in our armed forced are spending the holidays serving our country and away from their homes and loved ones.

Comedian Kathy Griffin will host this year’s “Divas Salute the Troops” which will be held at the Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar in San Diego and broadcast to the thousands of men and women abroad. The band Paramore will actually be at an undisclosed location in Afghanistan where they will perform live in front of our military to help boost morale and pay tribute to the hard work they go through every day to serve our country. Other “Divas” we can expect to see performing for the troops at Miramar, San Diego includes pop sensation Katy Perry, rap artist Nicki Minaj, R&B singer/songwriter Keri Hilson, award winning country duo Sugarland and female lead rock bands Grace Potter & the Nocturnals and Ann & Nancy Wilson of Heart.  

In a recent press release, Sloan Gibson, USO President had this to say about joining forces with VH1 to honor America’s soldiers: “The USO is thrilled to be partnering with VH1 and honored to be a part of delivering such an uplifting event to our nation’s troops.” Gibson continued with the uplifting impact this year’s show will have on the troops: ”The holidays are especially tough for our men and women in uniform and their families, and having the opportunity to touch so many troops stationed around the world at a time of year that matters most lets them know that America still cares about their welfare.  There is no better time to celebrate our armed forces and support their efforts than now.”  

This is definitely an event you don’t want to miss, if you love music and wish to support our troops you can catch this year’s “The USO Presents ‘VH1 Divas Salute the Troops’” on DISH Network at 9:00 PM ET/PT. IF you’ll be out and about, be sure to set your DVR with your DISH Remote Access app on your iPhone or use your iPad, smart phone or laptop to stream the show live. To learn more about DISH Network deals and our latest specials including the exclusive HD Platinum Package where you can view all of the latest movies in time for the holidays with the new addition of Starz Entertainment MoviePlex, visit DISH Systems – authorized DISH Network retailer, or call 866-989-3474. For more satellite TV news and updates on programming follow us on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.