Press Release

SLING MEDIA CHOSEN BY FORTUNE AS ONE OF THE 25 BREAKOUT COMPANIES OF 2005

SAN MATEO, CA — May 4, 2005 –Sling Media today announced it was identified as one of FORTUNE’s 25 Breakout Companies.  The 13th annual FORTUNE list is composed of young companies that “ are changing the game; they’re truly innovative companies from a frothy sea of poseurs,” according to Julie Schlosser and Matt Boyle, FORTUNE reporters who co-wrote the article. To compile the list, FORTUNE screened more than 100 candidates submitted by venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, and other sources.

“We are delighted to be named among FORTUNE’s 25 Breakout Companies of 2005. This honor is further validation that Sling Media and our first product, the Slingbox™, are at the vanguard of products serving the needs of the emerging digital lifestyle,” said Blake Krikorian, Sling Media co-founder and CEO.

Sling Media’s first product, the Slingbox, redirects or "placeshifts" the user’s home-based TV signal from any cable box, satellite receiver, or personal video recorder (PVR) to the viewer’s location, whether in another room in the home or halfway around the world, via a high-speed Internet connection. The elegantly designed compact Slingbox fits neatly into a consumer’s existing TV setup, and will retail for $249 with no monthly service fees required. Available in June, the Slingbox will be available at consumer electronics retailers nationwide.  

About Sling Media
Sling Media 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.  For more information on Sling Media or the Slingbox, visit www.slingmedia.com .

About FORTUNE
FORTUNE, part of Time Inc., is the global leader in business, known for its unrivalled access to industry leaders and decision-makers throughout the world. Founded in 1930, FORTUNE has grown to a worldwide circulation of over one million and a readership in excess of five million.

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