Press Release

Sling Media Scores Emmy Award

Company chosen for Outstanding Achievement in Advanced Media Technology for the Creation of Non-Traditional Programs or Platforms

Las Vegas — Consumer Electronics Show (CES) — January 9th, 2007 — Last night at the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences award ceremonies, Sling Media, Inc., a digital lifestyle products company, was awarded the prestigious Technology & Engineering Emmy® award for its breakthrough product, the Slingbox™. The company was honored in the Outstanding Achievement in Advanced Media Technology for the Creation of Non-Traditional Programs or Platforms Category. 

 

 “Wow! What a tremendous honor to be chosen for such a prestigious award,” said Sling Media co-founder and executive vice president Jason Krikorian. “With tonight’s recognition by the Academy of Television and Sciences, the idea of ‘placeshifting’ has finally arrived and we are proud owners of the torch that is leading the way in creating innovative new ways of delivering content to the consumer. We appreciate the recognition and most importantly the industry validation for our technology that empowers the consumer.”

 

The Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards honor achievements in two areas: Science Engineering & Technology for Broadcast Television, which includes broadcast, cable and satellite distribution and Broadband and Personal Television which encompasses interactive television, gaming technology, the Internet, cell phones, private networks and personal media players.

 

What is a Slingbox?

 

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 or desktop, Mac or any Windows Mobile, Palm OS or Symbian-based device into a personal TV. The Slingbox redirects, or "placeshifts," a single live TV stream from a cable box, satellite receiver, or DVR to the viewer's PC-located anywhere in the home or anywhere in the world, via the Internet.

 

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 familiar living room experience at any time, from any location, using a variety of different displays including laptops and desktop PCs and Macs, PDAs and smartphones. For more information on Sling Media or the Slingbox, visit www.slingmedia.com.

 

 

About the National Television Academy

 

The National Television Academy is a professional service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy Award for News & Documentary, Sports, Daytime, Creative Arts, Public & Community Service, Technology & Engineering and Business & Financial Reporting. Excellence in Primetime programming and international programming is recognized by its affiliate, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.   Regional Emmys are given in 19 regions across the United States. Beyond awards, the National Television Academy has extensive educational programs including National Student Television and its Student Award for Excellence for outstanding journalistic work by high school students, as well as scholarships, publications, and major activities for both industry professionals and the viewing public.  For more information, please visit the website at www.emmyonline.tv.

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