Press Release

Sling Media’s SlingPlayer to be Pre-Installed on HP Consumer Notebooks

CES 2007, Las Vegas, NV  — January 8, 2007 — Sling Media, Inc., a digital lifestyle consumer electronics company and creator of the Slingbox™, today announced they will integrate their SlingPlayer™ software into HP’s consumer notebook lineup via HP QuickPlay.  The SlingPlayer will be pre-installed on all QuickPlay-enabled HP consumer notebooks in the U.S., offering new and existing Slingbox owners a rich, networked television experience. 


“Our goal with the Slingbox has always been to deliver for our customers their television programming on any and every display,” said Jason Krikorian, co-founder and EVP Business Development, Sling Media. “By pre-installing SlingPlayer on HP notebook computers, millions of consumers will be able to enjoy their TV experience in an exciting new way, via a simple touch of a button on their notebook.”


The SlingPlayer application connects to a user’s Slingbox to deliver to the notebook the same programming a user enjoys on their livingroom TV. SlingPlayer offers an array of innovative features, including customizable remote controls and superior streaming quality using the company’s proprietary SlingStream technology.  Versions of SlingPlayer exist for desktop and notebook computers, as well as a variety of mobile devices.


“”With HP QuickPlay, our customers have the ability to quickly and easily access their digital content without booting up,” said Mark Sanchez, vice president, Consumer Computing - North America, HP. “By adding Sling Media’s SlingPlayer to our consumer notebook line, HP is taking the next step in delivering cutting-edge digital entertainment experiences to our customers.”


Slingbox customers will find the added HP QuickPlay functionality to be another fast and easy way to access their television.  With a configured Slingbox and the touch of a QuickPlay button on the HP notebook bezel or remote control, consumers have instant access to their home TV experience over their home network or over the Internet* from a remote location.


The Slingbox is a breakthrough consumer electronics product that enables consumers to watch their living room TV programming from wherever they are by turning virtually any Internet-connected Windows-based laptop, Mac and any Windows Mobile-based PDA or smartphone into a personal TV. The Slingbox redirects, or “placeshifts,” a single live TV stream from a cable box, satellite receiver, or digital video recorder (DVR) to the viewer’s PC–located anywhere in the home or anywhere in the world, via the Internet.


*Wireless access point and Internet access required and sold separately.


About Sling Media


Sling Media, Inc. is a digital lifestyle products company creating a family of consumer electronics solutions 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, PDAs and smartphones. The Slingbox is now available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Brazil through traditional retail channels and local service providers. For more information on Sling Media or the Slingbox, visit www.slingmedia.com.


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