12:42PM Alright, that's it folks! We'll see if we can wrangle a few pics of the kangaroos, but check out our breakdown of the new announcements here: http://www.engadget.com/2012/01/09/dish-network-announces-hopper-dvr-system-joey-set-top-box-laun/
12:41PM ViaSat will provide the service, while Dish provides billing and support.
12:39PM $79.99 / month for Dish + Broadband
12:38PM Another new announcement: Satellite-based broadband in cooperation with ViaSat
12:38PM Just sign on the website and snag 24 hours of free access to all of Dish's offerings
12:37PM Wondering how you can try it out without signing a contract? Meet Dish Test Drive
12:36PM HBO Go is also coming to the set-top boxes, so you can watch all of The Wire, not just part of it.
12:35PM If you werewondering why the 9 latino channels were broken out, wonder no more. The company is also announcing a deal with Univision, bringing telenovelas and the like to its Blockbuster @ Home service
12:34PM 64 Sirus XM channels on offer, plus 9 Latino music channels.
12:34PM New strategic partnerships with content providers: the previously mentioned Sirius XM, "instead of bundling no name channels, Dish is proud to be the home of Sirius XM, in the home".
12:33PM next up: Senior VP of Programming Dave Shull
12:32PM Now we've got a screenshot of that Prime Time Anytime toggle, it will record from all four major networks, plus two other channe;s of your choosing. He's taking the fight straight to Hulu, pointing out you can watch shows with no delay as soon as they air.
12:27PM GUI time. We're seeing tile based navigation, and while he's calling the graphics stunning, we're feeling just mildly electrified.
12:26PM Whoa, Joey vs. the dollar bill comparison pic shows the fornt profile of the extender box is shockingly small (and, it supports HDMI-CEC for your Ben-o-vision.
12:25PM Hopper DVR has 3 tuners to go with that 2TB hard drive, ready to connect over WiFi, MoCa, Bluetooth, or Zigbee.
12:24PM Vivek Khemkha, a product management exec is now on to talk DVRs, and likely marsupials.
12:23PM Ok, we're back to the products with a quick trailer demonstrating the Hopper / Joey DVRs.
12:20PM People watch more than 30 hours of TV a week -- we knew keeping up with Prime Suspect felt like a job, but wow.
12:19PM VP of Communications Stephanie Pence is now taking the stage to let us know what Dish is planning in 2012.
12:19PM Now we're being treated to a rendering of the Dish Booth, should help us find it later.
12:18PM Dish means "Variety, Innovation, and Value" -- is this a press conference or a sermon? If anyone catches the spirit in here, we'll let you know.
12:17PM Dish Unplugged downloads up to ten movies via satellite per day for later VOD viewing, so users without internet connections.
12:17PM Now introducing "Dish Unplugged"
12:16PM Buy a 2 yr subscription to Dish -- get Blockbuster @ Home including by mail discs and games, 20 HD movie channels, and 10,000 movies and shows available via streaming.
12:15PM Blockbuster@Home is expanding too, offering 6000 additional selections.
12:15PM Dubbed "Prime Time Anytime", it means you can go back and watch any prime time shows you may have missed, without manually selecting them to record.
12:14PM "More magic" with one click, users can record every prime time TV show on network TV for eight days.
12:13PM Hopper packs a 2TB HDD(Double what DirecTV has...he gleefully points out)
12:13PM Hopper will offer Sirus XM radio channels, pulling in album art to the TV screen for whatever song is playing.
12:12PM Dish was first pay-TV provider with DVR, HD DVR, 1080p movies, and wants to be first again innovating with Hopper/Joey concept.
12:11PM New Dish brand: Dish (surprise!). Corporate name stays Dish Network.
12:10PM Now he's introducing CEOs of the various companies -- EchoStar, Blockbuster, Sirius, etc. -- that Dish is working with.
12:09PM Joined by the Joeys, the multiroom extenders
12:08PM the "most energy efficient home DVR"
12:08PM First up -- Hopper
12:08PM "In the past, TV has been solely focused on price" "dish wants its products to be perceived like the mobile phone industry" -- think RAZR, iPhone, etc. Someone read Don Melanson's editorial on naming.
12:07PM Hopper and Joey are the new mascots, we'll find out what they represent momentarily.
12:06PM new *brand. Dish is not switching from Radiohead to Coldplay.
12:06PM The new Dish means new band, mascots, corporate partnerships, logo, products, services and promotions, website, and advertising.
12:04PM Yes. Just when you think you've seen everything at CES, the Dish CEO walks out toting a baby kangaroo.
12:04PM New CEO Joe Clayton just hit the stage along with the a... wait, is that a live kangaroo?
12:03PM After an inspiring speech from an exec to a kangaroo, we're now being treated to the Dish highlight reel -- we'll let you know when the list of accomplishments ends and the news begins which should be...right about now.
12:02PM Ready for the new Dish? You better be, because it's coming.
2:31PM We're live from Dish Network's CES 2012 press conference!