via press release:
PARTICIPANT MEDIA’S ‘PIVOTTV’ AUTHENTICATED ONLINE SERVICE NOW AVAILABLE TO DISH CUSTOMERS
New Television Network Targeting Millennials Now Offered To Subscribers Through Pivot’s Downloadable App and DISH Anywhere Mobile App
Los Angeles, October 16, 2013 — Participant Media’s new television network, Pivot (Pivot.tv), announced that its downloadable app — “PivotTV” — will be offered to DISH customers beginning today. Pivot’s content is also available using the “DISH Anywhere™” platform which consists of DISH Anywhere mobile apps and www.DISHAnywhere.com. DISH (NASDAQ: DISH) is the second affiliate partner to authenticate customers that receive the PivotTV app. In addition, Pivot is currently available in the America’s Top 120 package on channel 197.
The PivotTV app allows DISH customers to view the TV network’s programming on Internet-connected devices, as well as stream Pivot’s on-demand offerings on computers, tablets and smart phones, anytime and anywhere. Also, with the free DISH Anywhere mobile app, consumers can view Pivot live, on-demand and even DVR its content using Sling technology (anywhere there is Wi-Fi or a 3G/4G connection).
“We are thrilled to have DISH offer Pivot through both our PivotTV app and the DISH Anywhere platform to their subscribers,” said Stephanie Ruyle, Pivot’s Executive Vice President, Distribution. “DISH understands the value of providing its customers with the opportunity to watch Pivot where they want, how they want and when they want.”
“With access to Pivot content on DISHAnywhere.com and the DISH Anywhere mobile app, we offer our customers greater choice in programming options and viewing platforms,” said Josh Clark, Vice President of Programming at DISH.
Pivot’s original series include “Raising McCain” featuring Meghan McCain, “Jersey Strong,” “TakePart Live” and “Please Like Me.” In addition, U.S. television premieres of feature films have included “Terms & Conditions May Apply” and “99%: The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film.”
DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), through its subsidiary DISH Network L.L.C., provides approximately 14.014 million satellite TV customers, as of June 30, 2013, with the highest quality programming and technology with the most choices at the best value, including HD Free for Life®. Subscribers enjoy the largest high definition line-up with more than 200 national HD channels, the most international channels, and award-winning HD and DVR technology. DISH Network Corporation’s subsidiary, Blockbuster L.L.C., delivers family entertainment to millions of customers around the world. DISH Network Corporation is a Fortune 200 company. Visit www.dish.com.
Pivot (Pivot.tv), which launched nationally August 1st, is a new television network from Participant Media serving passionate Millennials (18-34) with a diverse slate of talent and a mix of original series, acquired programming, films and documentaries. Pivot focuses on entertainment that sparks conversation, inspires change and illuminates issues through engaging content and, through its website TakePart.com, connects audiences to a wealth of content and customizable actions. Pivot is also changing the media landscape, available via traditional Pay TV subscription and integrating a Live and on demand streaming option via its interactive, downloadable Pivot APP. In both content and delivery, Pivot is TV for The New Greatest Generation. Follow Pivot on Twitter at @pivot_tv and on Facebook at facebook.com/pivottelevision.
About Participant Media
Participant is a global entertainment company founded in 2004 by Jeff Skoll to focus on feature film, television, publishing and digital content that inspires social change. Participant’s more than 40 films include GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK, SYRIANA, AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, FOOD, INC., WAITING FOR ‘SUPERMAN’, THE HELP, CONTAGION and LINCOLN. Through its films, social action campaigns, digital network TakePart.com and Pivot, its new television network for Millennials, Participant seeks to entertain, encourage and empower every individual to take action.