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Sling Media, Inc. Selects Intellon Corporation’s HomePlug® Powerline Communications ICs for New SlingLink™ Adapter Product Line

HomePlug Powerline Technology Conference, SAN FRANCISCO, CASeptember 27, 2005 — Intellon Corporation, the leading provider of HomePlug-compatible integrated circuits (IC’s) for home networking, networked entertainment and connected powerline applications, and Sling Media, Inc., a digital lifestyle consumer electronics products company, today announced that Sling Media has selected Intellon's global standard HomePlug ICs to enable its new SlingLink network adapter product line. The SlingLink will be available from Sling Media’s online store at www.slingmedia.com and in select retail outlets this November and will include a pair of SlingLink adapters.

With Intellon’s HomePlug standard technology, SlingLink adapters allow consumers to quickly and easily connect Sling Media’s Slingbox — an award-winning product that allows consumers to access their living room television experience at any time, from any location in the world — to a home network, by simply plugging the adapters into existing electrical outlets. With SlingLink adapters, every outlet in a home can have the same broadband connection available. This is especially important where the TV or cable connection is not located in the same room as the customers’ home Internet connection.

“Slingbox provides consumers with instant video gratification, placeshifting a single video stream anywhere in the world. Now with Intellon-enabled SlingLink adapters, the installation experience is even easier.” said Bhupen Shah, COO and vice president, engineering, Sling Media, Inc. “Intellon is the market leader in powerline communications, so it is natural for Sling Media to select the company’s industry-standard HomePlug chipsets for our first home connectivity product line.”

“Sling Media’s HomePlug-enabled SlingLink adapters are an ideal complement to the innovative Slingbox product, providing instant and robust multimedia networking without running new wires,” said Charlie Harris, CEO, Intellon Corporation. “We are pleased that Sling Media selected Intellon’s globally-proven HomePlug ICs for this important application where easy installation and reliable connectivity are essential to customer satisfaction.”

About Sling Media
Sling Media, Inc. is a digital lifestyle products company creating a family of consumer electronics products that are a natural extension of today’s digital way of life. The first member of the Sling Media family is the award-winning Slingbox™, a device that allows consumers to access their living room television experience at any time, from any location, using a variety of different displays including laptops and desktop PCs, handheld computers and smartphones. For more information on Sling Media or the Slingbox, visit www.slingmedia.com.

About Intellon Corporation

Intellon is the world leader in powerline communications, providing HomePlug® compliant and other powerline integrated circuits for home networking, networked entertainment, BPL access and commercial applications. Intellon created and patented the baseline technology for HomePlug 1.0, and is a major contributor to the baseline technology for the new 200-Mbps HomePlug AV powerline standard. With over two million HomePlug ICs sold, Intellon holds the dominant market share of the rapidly growing HomePlug market. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Ocala, Florida, with offices in San Jose and Toronto. For additional information, visit www.intellon.com.

Intellon and No New Wires are registered trademarks of Intellon Corporation. HomePlug is a registered trademark of the HomePlug Powerline Alliance, Inc. Slingbox and SlingLink are trademarks of Sling Media, Inc.

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