Sling Media’s Slingbox products will be discontinued and no further work on their supporting apps will take place.
Two men who bought Sling Media Inc.’s Slingbox device filed a class action against the company in New York federal court, alleging that when they purchased the devices to stream television content onto their mobile devices, they never consented to original advertisements.
ARRIS has signed an exclusive agreement to become the sole source of Sling Media’s placeshifting technologies for cable and telco providers.
Sling Solo and Pro-HD owners are now able to stream live and recorded content from their SlingBox to any TV that’s connected to a Boxee device. And Boxee Box Live will go on sale in the US and Canada this month.
The Sling Media SDK is to be integrated into Broadcom’s set-top box system-on-a-chip platforms. It means the placeshifting technology will be made available to manufacturers of STBs and other consumer electronics devices outside that of Sling’s owners EchoStar.
Time Warner Cable might have found a way to circumvent the problems it faces when introducing TV Everywhere streaming services to its subscribers. The cabler is now giving away free Slingboxes to its top-tier $99 (€68.7) a month broadband subscribers.
IP&TV WORLD FORUM – LONDON. Echostar has unveiled a new PVR with a 500 GB hard disk for the free-to-air satellite platform Freesat that features the group’s placeshifting technology.
The US DTH provider DISH Network has introduced TV Everywhere, enabling consumers to watch TV anytime and anywhere using Sling Media technology.
Mipcom 2009 – Cannes. Two years ago, research among Slingbox users in the US and the UK showed that 40% of the users never sling television outside of the home.