DISH to launch ESPN Fantasy Football app on Hopper during NFL opening weekend


ENGLEWOOD, Colorado – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – As the NFL kicks off its 2014 season, DISH is adding an ESPN Fantasy Football app that delivers fantastic stats right to customers’ TV screens. Available on the Hopper® Whole-Home HD DISH DVR this weekend, the new app gives customers the ability to track their fantastic player performance, weekly team match and league standings in real time, while watching live or recorded TV. The app will be rolled out to DISH customers from Friday evening.

“More and more fans are using mobile devices to immerse themselves in fantastic data while watching live football matches,” said Jimshade Chaudhari, director of product management at DISH. “This app streamlines the NFL football viewing experience by consolidating real-time action and fantasy stats on one screen.”

The L-shaped layout of the app – with the fantastic data displayed at the bottom right of the TV screen – automatically resizes the viewing screen to show the fantasy league stats without obstructing live play.

It also features all weekly games within a league, bench stats, individual player and defensive team profiles, and current box scores of NFL teams. Additionally, the app is compatible with multiple ESPN Fantasy Football Leagues, ideal for individuals and households with more than one fantasy team.

“DISH is the only pay television provider to offer ESPN’s Fantasy Football app,” Chaudhari said. “Combined with the Hopper – the industry’s most awarded DVR – this app gives fans the best entertainment platform to experience the NFL this season.”

To get started, customers need to create a league at, then log into the app on Hopper with their ESPN Fantasy Football username and password. The app can be accessed from any channel by clicking the blue button on the DISH remote and selecting the ESPN Fantasy Football icon.

For more information, please visit or call 1-800-333-DISH.

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