- Acquired by EchoStar on September 24, 2007
- Total Equity Funding
- $61.1M in 3 Rounds from 8 Investors
- Foster City, CA
- Sling Media is a technology company that provides multi-screen smart TV solutions for consumers and television operators.
- Jason Krikorian, Blake Krikorian
- TV Production, Consumer Electronics, Hardware, Software
Sling Media is a technology company that provides multi-screen smart TV solutions for consumers and television operators. It is committed to developing products and solutions that allow people to watch their home TV, including the content they already pay for, anywhere in the world, on any connected device.
Sling Media has the ability to turn any Internet connected PC, Mac, phone, or tablet into a home television.
The first Slingbox was released in 2005, and in 2007, Sling Media won a Technical Emmy Award for the Slingbox. SlingPlayer, another product of Sling Media, was introduced for Android, iPad, and Windows smartphones in 2010.
Sling Media was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Foster City, C.A.
Funding Rounds (3) - $61.1MUpdate
|Allen & Company||Series B||-|
|DCM Ventures||Series A (Lead)|
|EchoStar||Series B (Lead)||-|
|Goldman Sachs||Series B (Lead)||-|
|Hearst Corporation||Series B||-|
|Hearst Ventures||Series A|
|Liberty Media||Series B (Lead)||-|
|Mobius Venture Capital||Series A (Lead)|
Current Team (5)Update
|Aug 4, 2016||Houston Chronical - Blake Krikorian, Slingbox co-founder, tech investor, dies|
|May 19, 2016||Re/code - Jason Hirschhorn's personal network made him rich. Then it saved his life.|
|Apr 15, 2016||TechHive - Sling TV could get local television broadcasts with rumored AirTV hardware|
|Apr 15, 2016||PC World - Sling TV could get local television broadcasts with rumored AirTV hardware|
|Apr 15, 2016||Ars Technica - The ghost of Aereo rises: Local TV streaming coming to Sling TV, sources say|
|Dec 11, 2015||Vator.tv - Daily funding roundup - December 11, 2015|
|Aug 11, 2015||Bloomberg - Viacom CEO Dauman Loses $3.4 Billion Betting on His Own Company|
|Jul 24, 2015||Computer World India - Sling gets sued over Slingbox desktop ads|
1051 E. Hillsdale Blvd, Suite 500
Foster City, CA 94404