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Acquired byEchoStar
Price$380M
Date9/2007
TermsCash

General Information

Offices

Foster City, USA
1051 E. Hillsdale Blvd, Suite 500
Foster City, CA, 94404
USA

People

SVP, General Manager
Product Manager
Brand Ambassador

Funding

TOTAL $14.5M
FUNDING TOTAL $14.5M
Series A, 11/2004
Mobius Venture Capital
DCM
Hearst Ventures
$10.5M
Series A, 7/2005
Mobius Venture Capital
DCM
Hearst Ventures
$4M

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Sling Media

Sling Media is the maker of Slingbox, a piece of hardware that enables users to watch and control live television on their computers or cell phones. The Slingbox takes the video from cable, digital cable, satellite, or DVR programming and sends it to your devices over the internet. Video is played on computers using SlingPlayer, a downloadable application for Macs and PCs.

The company was acquired by EchoStar in September 2007.

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Added: 10/3/08

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Sling.com

Sling.com is a new online video portal that will give users access to a premier library of content from top TV networks, movie studios, sports leagues and websites. Combining professional programming, editorial expertise and social networking features alongside easy and logical navigation.

In addition to premium on-demand video content from 60 partners (and counting), Sling.com includes a preview of the web-based Slingplayer software for PC, allowing Slingbox owners to watch live TV directly within its website.

SlingCatcher

Websiteslingmedia.com/go/slingcatcher

From the Sling Media website, “The SlingCatcher is a universal media player for your TV. SlingCatcher’s on-screen interface and remote control provide easy access to TV from your Slingbox, Internet video from your PC, or personal media from your USB hard drive. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the digital age on your TV screen.”

Sling Media screenshot
Above: SlingCatcher Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 12/28/08

Slingbox

Websiteslingbox.com
StageLive
Tags television
Sling Media screenshot
Above: Slingbox Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 2/5/08

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Quantcast

Livegraph

Compete

Slingbox

Sources

  1. Sling Media Acquired by EchoStar (feld.com) [edit]
  2. Sling Media gets $10.5M in funding (sanjose.bizjournals.com) [edit]
  3. Citation Needed [add]
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