As expected, DISH is nearly ready to unveil an over-the-top Internet video streaming subscription service in hopes of displacing your current cable provider or appealing to the growing legion of cord cutters. And now, via Reddit, it seems the service will repurpose “DishWorld” branding (versus going with “NuTV“) and beta recruitment has begun.
As one of our most valued DishWorld customers, we want to give you an exclusive opportunity to try the next genertion of DishWorld before anyone else!
Soon, we’ll be announcing a new English language entertainment service, which features the best of live TV, like ESPN, TNT, TBS, Disney Channel, Food Network and so much more.
Before it’s revealed to the public, we want you to try it at no additional cost on your Roku 3 until February 3, 2015! We’ll even remove it from your account afterwards, so you will not get billed for this service.
Beyond Roku, we’d expect a new and improved DishWorld to also find itself on iOS, Android, and the Slingbox 500 at launch. But, wether or not “cable television” over the Internet makes sense will of course largely depend on yet-to-be revealed pricing, channel lineup, and what similar offerings from the likes of Verizon or Sony may entail. Not to mention, might we see DVR capabilties and should we anticipate the incumbent cable providers to start enforcing data caps?