Press Release

Sling Media Launches SlingPlayer Mobile for Smartphones Running S60 on Symbian OS in the UK

London, United Kingdom 27th September, 2007 Sling Media Inc., a leading digital lifestyle products company, today announced that its award-winning SlingPlayer™ Mobile software is now available in the UK for select Nokia Nseries and Eseries devices running S60 3rd edition software on Symbian OS. SlingPlayer Mobile gives Slingbox owners the ability to watch and control their home TV from a network-connected mobile phone.

 

“Customers have been calling for this software from the time we first announced support for Symbian OS last autumn and I am thrilled to be making it available on more devices and more networks with today’s announcement,” said Blake Krikorian, co-founder, chairman and CEO of Sling Media. “SlingPlayer Mobile really enhances the overall mobile experience. People love their living room TV programming and simply want the ability to watch it on any device wherever they happen to be.”

 

SlingPlayer Mobile gives consumers their entire home TV experience, including local channels, local sports teams, video on demand, pay per view etc. Any programme that you can watch on your sofa back home, you can now watch via a PC, Mac, Palm OS, Symbian or Windows Mobile-based device via internet connections worldwide (3G Cellular, WiFi). In addition, SlingPlayer Mobile users can also control their home digital video recorder (DVR) to watch recorded shows, pause, rewind and fast forward live TV, or even program new recordings while on the road.

 

“SlingPlayer Mobile is a marvel of innovation and really comes to life on Symbian OS, which has been engineered to deliver the very best in mobile multimedia experiences,” said Jerry Panagrossi, vice president of US operations, Symbian. “This new release of SlingPlayer Mobile for Symbian smartphones brings compelling new data revenue opportunities to operators and a feature-rich service to consumers looking for convenient access to their home TV channel surfing, programming and viewing experience.”

 

The enhanced, personalized mobile TV experience is enabled by Sling Media’s breakthrough product, the Slingbox. The Slingbox redirects, or “placeshifts,” live or recorded TV from an analog or digital cable box, satellite receiver, Freeview, DVR or DVD player to the viewer’s 3G or WiFi-enabled handset or laptop located anywhere in the home or anywhere in the world.

 

Sling Media is making this version of SlingPlayer Mobile for Symbian OS available to customers in the U.S., Canada and in the UK on a select number of Nokia handsets at launch, and plans to extend support for additional handsets in the near future. The retail price of the application is £19.99 GBP, including VAT. For a list of supported handsets and the application download, please visit http://downloads.slingmedia.com.

 

About Sling Media

Sling Media, Inc. is the world's leading digital lifestyle company offering consumer services and products that are a natural extension of today’s digital way of life. Sling Media's product family includes the internationally acclaimed, Emmy award-winning Slingbox™ that allows consumers to watch and control their living room television shows at any time, from any location, using PCs, Macs, PDAs, and smartphones. For more information on Sling Media or the Slingbox, visit www.slingmedia.com.

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