US pay-TV provider DISH is offering new subscribers the choice of an iPad 2 instead of first year programming discounts for customers who sign up for the Hopper with Sling Whole-Home HD DVR and a qualified programming package. Customers can then watch all their live TV, DVR recordings and On Demand shows using their Pad tablet anywhere. (Viewing requires Wi-Fi connection or use of Hopper Transfers app.)
“Hopper transforms consumers’ computers, smartphones and tablets, into TVs allowing them to watch, anytime, anywhere. Now, with our Hopper and iPad offer, for the first time ever we’ve bundled together everything people need for the true TV Everywhere experience. Providing this device ensures new customers can fully experience all the benefits Hopper offers,” commented Dave Shull, executive vice president and chief commercial officer at DISH.
The Hopper with Sling and iPad offer begins May 22nd and runs through September 18th.