PHOENIX, AZ – September 15, 2014 – Channel Master, the nation’s leading manufacturer of broadcast reception products since 1949, today announced the integration of Pandora Internet Radio into its DVR+ platform, as well as new shipping and finance options that make it easy for consumers to own the ultimate TV Freedom solution without fees or contracts.
Pandora Internet Radio lets consumers create up to 100 custom music streaming channels comprised of their favorite songs and artists. Located within the DVR+ TV program guide, the Pandora app is easy to launch and provides instant high-quality digital sound guaranteed to delight both the casual and discerning music lover. Users will benefit from Pandora’s ongoing Music Genome Project®, comprising the analysis and cataloging of a vast treasure trove of songs spanning nearly 100 years, from the well-known to the completely obscure.
“Pandora is the perfect companion for DVR+ and a natural fit for us” said Joe Bingochea, executive vice president of product development. “Since the earliest days of TV, Americans have included both video and music in the living room environment. Channel Master was a leading manufacturer of transistor radios in the 1960s, as well as the leading provider of television antennas. Having Pandora as part of the DVR+ platform brings the history of our brand full circle in a single modern device.”
Any shopping cart purchase from Channel Master’s online store that includes a DVR+ will now ship for free in the U.S. The company has also integrated leading consumer finance service PayPal Credit, formally Bill Me Later, into its online purchase options.
“We’ve been working toward free U.S. shipping for DVR+ for a while now and we’re extremely happy to be able to make that announcement” said Coty Youtsey, president and CEO of Channel Master. “In addition, we view the PayPal Credit option as critical for many would-be cord cutters. Being able to buy now and pay later will be a big help for a lot of people who are seeking a cost-saving alternative to traditional TV services.”
Channel Master introduced the DVR+ in January, a subscription-free DVR for over-the-air broadcast TV that is very similar to the experience of using a cable or satellite DVR. The company continues ongoing development of the powerful DVR+ platform, including additional streaming services and new video features.
About Channel Master
Channel Master is the industry leader in over-the-air broadcast entertainment products and solutions, providing high quality and value to consumers since 1949. Headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz., the company's products are available through more than 200 distributors and thousands of retail stores worldwide. For additional information please visit www.channelmaster.com.