Sling Media

DISH Network Launches Its First DVR to Incorporate Sling Media's TV Place-Shifting Technology

DISH Network has announced the availability of the ViP922 SlingLoaded DVR . The new box, which is manufactured by DISH Network's sister company, EchoStar, and which was first unveiled more than a year ago at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show, is the first DISH Network set-top to incorporate the Sling TV-place-shifting technology that EchoStar acquired through its $380 million purchase of Sling Media back in 2007: thus it allows DISH subscribers to view the operator's...

News Round-Up

--Boxee in Content Partnerships with, Blip.TV and Others, Launches "Bookmarklets"
--Comcast's Roberts: EBIF in 13 Million STB's, Cox: tru2way Enabled in 100% of Headends
--DISH Taps NeuLion to Deliver its International Channels OTT
--Dreamer's Blu-TV Interactive TV Service Deployed on OPPO's BDP-83 Blu-ray Disc Player
--Microsoft's Ballmer: U-verse TV to Be Available on Xbox 360 Later This Year
--Netflix in OTT Partnerships with Funai, Panasonic, Sanyo, Sharp, Toshiba
--Oregan Networks Launches "Onyx Widgetry" App Store
--Sling Media Announces Support for Adobe Flash
--Sonic Solutions in Roxio CinemaNow Partnerships with Nvidia, Toshiba, Lenovo
--Static2358/PlayJam Announces
Due to the volume of news generated by last week's Consumer Electronics Show, and because the [itvt] editorial team is busy working on The TV of Tomorrow Show ( March 3rd-4th in San Francisco ), we are covering a number of stories in this issue in summary form: Boxee has announced 1) the general release of Boxee Beta, as well as new content partnerships with/applications from,, IGN and the upcoming movie, "The Wolfman";...

Sling Media Now Offering Wi-Fi-Only SlingPlayer Mobile App for iPhone and iPod touch

--App's 3G Capability Disabled Due to Pressure from Apple, AT&T
TV placeshifting company, Sling Media (note: the company is a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corp.), announced Wednesday that it is now offering a version of its SlingPlayer Mobile application (allows users to watch their home TV service and DVR-recorded programming remotely on their mobile phone) for the Apple iPhone and iPod touch devices. However, the application, which is priced at $29.99 and available in the iPhone App Store, only works with Wi-Fi and not...

Sling Media's Former Content Point Man, Jason Hirschhorn, Named Chief Product Officer of MySpace

Jason Hirschhorn, the former president of Sling Media's Entertainment Group who resigned from that position earlier this year, has been named chief product officer of News Corp.-owned social networking company, MySpace--in what may be a sign of MySpace's growing interest in providing broadband video programming and other digital entertainment content. Prior to joining Sling Media, where he was tasked with, among other things, implementing that company's broadband video entertainment service,, Hirschhorn served as chief...

Sling Media in Broadband Video Content Deals with USTA, Tennis Channel

--Round-Up of Recent Sling Media/EchoStar News
TV place-shifting company, Sling Media (note: the company is a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corp.), announced new partnerships with the US Tennis Association (USTA) and the Tennis Channel, Tuesday, which it bills as bringing a range of premier tennis content and highlights to its broadband video/over-the-top programming service, The company says that the content from its two new partners, combined with content from existing partners and IMG, will make into a...

Sling Media Launches Broadband Video Entertainment Site,

Company's SlingCatcher Box Now Available in US, Canada, UK
Public Beta of SlingPlayer Mobile for BlackBerry Announced
TV place-shifting company, Sling Media (note: the company is a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corp.), has launched a broadband video entertainment site, called The site features clips, TV shows, movies, news and sports programming from around 90 content providers, spanning 150 content brands (including such high-profile brands as Discovery, Hulu and Bloomberg). Among other things, it offers blogs, playlists and clip collections assembled by an in-house editorial team; social TV features that allow...