DraftKings teams up with streaming operator Dish Network
In the latest convergence of broadcasting and betting in the US, the DraftKings app will be integrated on the Dish TV Hopper platform. Dish customers with an internet-connected Hopper receiver will be able to access the DraftKings app to view betting odds and fantasy contests. They can initiate bets or contest entries with DraftKings directly from their TV, then set recordings and watch the live sports that correspond with those bets or fantasy teams.
The two groups said the agreement also allows for subsequent DraftKings sportsbook and daily fantasy experiences with Dish Network’s Sling TV and Boost Mobile in the future.
“The integration with DraftKings is an exciting enhancement for our customers and a great addition to the growing Dish TV Hopper platform — a one-stop entertainment hub,” said Brian Neylon, Dish’s group president.
The partnership comes in the same week that sports-focused streaming platform FuboTV, a rival service to Dish’s Sling TV, completed its acquisition of sportsbook operator Vigtory as it accelerates towards the launch of its own Fubo Sportsbook.