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EchoStar Launches OpenTV Multi-channel

The new home page for interactive services now provides a mosaic featuring windows showing CNN, MSNBC, The Weather Channel, E! Entertainment, Bloomberg and Court TV. Available on channel 100 to viewers with compatible set-top boxes, the service can be accessed directly by pressing the interactive TV button on the remote. As well as providing a portal to access a range of interactive services, each featured channel can be selected to allow full-screen viewing. �The new format of DISH Home is a great way for viewers to watch their favourite TV channel and up-to-the-minute news, all from one place,� said Susan Arnold, vice president of programming for Dish Network. Developed by OpenTV, the multiscreen mosaic approach was first by EchoStar used for the Olympics and the presidential elections last year.

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