Sling Media

Sling gets two new boxes, sticks with an old idea

Sling Media is launching two new devices that iterate on its original proposition of place shifting, streaming your TV signal from your cable box to mobile devices and other screens. But how innovative is this, and how well does it really work?

What we are listening to: Jason Hirschhorn, Media ReDEF

In this occasional weekend column, we’ve asked people in the tech industry to share the apps they use, their favorite gadgets and most importantly, the songs that inspire them. Of course, we will get them to share their Spotify and Rdio playlists as well.

Slingbox arrives on Google TV

Sling Media’s SlingPlayer app is now available on Google TV, making it possible for Logitech Revue owners to access Slingbox streams on their device. The launch of the Google TV app comes a month after SlingBox debuted a dedicated app for the Boxee Box.

Video: SlingPlayer for iPad Coming Soon

Despite being swallowed up by EchoStar more than three years ago, Sling Media is still chugging along, adding new features and viewing options for loyal SlingBox users. With its latest update, Sling will give users the ability to stream video content straight to the iPad.

SlingPlayer Coming to the iPhone

The SlingPlayer application will come to the iPhone after Sling Media worked with AT&T to adjust the way the application uses bandwidth. The news marks a turning point in the mobile application world, whereby developers and carriers work closely to adapt their apps for mobile.

iPod, Kindle, Facebook — and a Nomad Called Me

These days, we want to carry the contents of our homes with us wherever we go. Books, music, videos…they all represent the proverbial hearth. Of course, thanks to the availability of cheap wireless connections, we are getting rid of another fixture in our homes: the landline phone. Every quarter, there are roughly 3 million fewer landline phones. Now, a few changes of clothes and a computer, and suddenly home is not where the heart is, but where there’s a connection.

Sling Media’s History In Links

Sling Media today announced a major shake-up that sees co-founders Blake and Jason Krikorian as well as senior leadership in its Sling Enter…

Sling Founders Leave Sling Media

[qi:_newteevee] Sling Media co-founders Blake and Jason Krikorian, along with Sling Media Entertainment Group President Jason Hirschhorn and Chief Creative Officer Ben…

SlingPlayer For iPhone Due In Q1

Sling Media has announced that the SlingPlayer Mobile for iPhone application it has been developing since June will be delivered to Apple (N…

EchoStar Now DISH Network — Spins Off SlingBox, Set-Top Biz

EchoStar is spinning off its set-top box (including Sling Media) and fixed satellite businesses. The move could mean one of two things: DISH is ready to sell itself to Ma Bell, or it wants to compete aggressively in the 700 MHz auctions and build itself into a broadband-enabled satellite TV company.

Sling-DISH: Sling’s History in Links

Sling Media’s history in links, in reverse chronological order: (see the acquisition story)

— Sling Media To Stream NFL Games For DirecTV…

Sling Media Gets $4 Million Funding

Sling Media, the San Mateo, CA-based media hardware startup, has received $4 million in debt financing from Hercules Technology Growth Capit…

Slingbox Debuts To Mixed Reviews

Sling Media’s Slingbox, a gadget that allows TV place-shifting via the internet, got off to a good start with what amounts to a rave review…

Sling-ing In The (Money) Rain

Sling Media, a stealth home networking/connected media device company, is about to receive a big tranche of venture money, Om reports. The l…