Sling Media


Sling TV adds 27 new OTT channels from Zee

US over-the-top service Sling TV will launch 27 new channels from Indian entertainment company Zee as part of a renewed agreement between the firms. Sling will add channels such as &TV, Living Foodz, Zee Bangla, Zee Tamizh and Zee Cinema HD to its line-up, with the 27 networks joining the 10 Zee-branded channels already offered […]

Rovi names discovery chief

TV search and discovery and user guide specialist Rovi has named Michael Hawkey as senior vice-president and general manager of its Discovery business group. In this role, Hawkey will lead the growth initiatives, overall strategy and profitability in multiple areas across the Discovery group’s product development, including product lifecycle management, programme management and product marketing, […]

Google adds Sling TV app to Android TV

Google has added a Sling TV app to its Android TV platform, bringing the Dish Network-owned Sling Media OTT service to users of the platform in the US. Sling TV offers 22 channels for US$20 (€18) a month, including sports service ESPN and its SportsCenter highlights service. For an additional US$15, users can add an […]

Ergen to take the reins once again at Dish

Charlie Ergen, chairman of US DTH pay TV provider Dish Network, is to once again take the reins of the company he founded as president and CEO on the retirement of the current chief executive Joseph Clayton at the end of March.  Ergen’s resumption of the chief executive role follows the company’s acquisition of US$13 […]

Sling Media enhances Slingbox offering

Sling Media has launched two new models of its Slingbox devices, which are designed to transmit pay TV channels and programs – live or recorded – from the living room to users’ mobile devices. The Slingbox M1 launches with a suggested price of US$149.99 (€111) in the US and is being billed as the “most […]

Arris signs exclusive technology deal with Sling Media

Arris has signed an exclusive deal with EchoStar Corporation-owned Sling Media, establishing it as the sole provider of Sling technology to cable, telco and wireless service providers around the world. Arris will now provide Sling Media’s placeshifting technology for video gateways and standalone devices for cable and telco providers. The firm said it is planning […]

Slingbox 350 launches in the UK, Nordics

Sling Media’s Slingbox 350 web streaming device is now available in the UK and Nordic countries, replacing the older Slingbox SOLO model of set-top box.  Already available in the US, the Slingbox 350 connects to a users’ DVR, cable set-top box or satellite receiver, allowing them to view and control their TV from their laptop, […]

Arris partners with Sling Media on multiscreen set-top

Arris has partnered with Sling Media, the makers of the Slingbox streaming media set-top, to launch a new device will be available to service providers deploying the Arris Whole Home Solution.  The Arris MS4000 (Media Streamer 4000) will work with the Arris MG5000 Media Gateway Series to let subscribers watch live and recorded content on […]

Sling Media signs with Broadcom for TV Everywhere expansion

EchoStar-owned TV Everywhere company Sling Media and Broadcom have announced the integration of the Sling Media SDK into Broadcom’s latest set-top box system-on-a-chip (SoC) platforms. Broadcom-powered boxes with Sling Media software will be available by the third quarter of 2012. Subscribers will be able to watch content available on the set-top on the various internet-connected […]