EchoStar Communications Corp. and CNN have joined forces to offer Dish Network customers a new interactive news service called "CNN Enhanced TV." Subscribers have access to the latest articles and images from CNN.com in conjunction with CNN/U.S. programming on Dish Networks's "DishHome" channel 100.
CNN Enhanced TV enables Dish Network subscribers to view not only headlines and stories, but also vote in polls and review on-air schedules through a user interface, all while viewing CNN/U.S. and at no additional cost to the Dish subscriber.
Kevin Cohen, a senior vice president for Turner Broadcasting System Inc. said the application, which was developed by OpenTV Corp., offers viewers an interactive news experience, "enabling them to not only benefit from our extensive televised coverage but also take advantage of the extensive resources of CNN.com, all without leaving their television sets."
"The CNN Enhanced TV application furthers DISH Network's standing as a leader in ITV," said Eric Sahl, senior vice president of programming of DISH Network. "The application is an extraordinary addition to DISH Network's advanced 25 virtual and enhanced ITV channels."
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