Dish Network is working with Ensequence to provide interactive features to NBC Universal’s coverage of the Beijing Olympics.
Ensquence’s interactive television applications will manifest via a mosaic channel during the Summer Games from Aug. 8 through Aug. 24. Available to more than 12 million ITV-enabled Dish customers, the mosaic allows subscribers to watch six screens simultaneously: CNBC, MSNBC, Oxygen, USA Network and two Olympics highlights channels. Or they can select one channel to watch in full-screen mode.
Additionally, Ensequence was chosen by NBCU to provide a separate interactive application on DishHOME (channel. 100), where viewers can use their remote to access athlete profiles; read late-breaking news; view highlights of the day’s events; track nations’medal counts; see the team USA report; find out more about Beijing and event venues; and learn more about featured sponsors.
“Dish Network’s iTV mosaic is an excellent platform to showcase NBCU’s coverage of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games by giving customers a unique viewing experience that allows them to watch four live events and two highlight channels or select one channel for full-screen viewing,” said Dish executive vice president Michael Kelly in a statement. “The mosaic is an important component of Dish Network’s more than 25 existing iTV channels – the most offered by any pay-TV provider in the U.S. – and serves as a great option for fans of NBCU’s 2008 Olympic Games coverage to follow their favorite events and athletes.”