Sling Media technology solutions
In 2005, Sling Media® introduced the Slingbox® and created a new category of technology called "placeshifting", to deliver the full TV living room experience anywhere on any display using an Internet connection. For Sling Media, "Watch Your TV Anywhere" is more than a tag line. Real placeshifting is not just an authentication scheme or a collection of clips and episodes on a web site. And many might want to proclaim "over the top video" as being the future of the TV industry, but we feel that's just one piece of the puzzle. Consumers want more from their cable or satellite subscription. They expect to be able to watch their favorite shows, sports teams, local news and more on their favorite displays: PCs or Macs, tablets and smartphones. No one else delivers the complete living room TV experience across the most popular displays than Sling Media with Sling technology.
Sling Media technology means "placeshifting inside"
To solve the puzzle, we've developed a whole suite of technologies—hardware, software, mobile, web, and set-top boxes that serve as the foundation for the delivery of video across any display, anywhere. These technologies can be licensed by pay TV operators and hardware manufacturers to bring real the complete TV Anywhere to customers now.
Integrated experience on all screens
Only devices with embedded Sling Media technology can bring the same consistent, reliable, and high quality living room TV viewing experience to all your customers' favorite displays— any PC or Mac, smartphones and tablets, and connected TVs. Around the home or around the world.
Your customer can watch and control all the live or recorded content from their cable/satellite service with the normal lineup they're used to watching. Live shows, recorded content, VOD—everything. They can watch, change channels, and set recordings just like at home, with a virtual remote that looks and acts like the one stuck in their sofa cushions. It's powerful because it is actually their TV. It locks them into your brand. And it's delivered in sparkling HD quality, up to 1080p.
The popularity of smartphones and tablet devices has exploded and can only be expected to continue to grow as network speeds get faster and faster and mobile devices get more powerful. Smartphones are ubiquitous in the U.S. and are capable of displaying high quality mobile video. Now tablets are positioned to be even more successful in the market, especially for watching video. Many operators do not have the infrastructure to deliver a comprehensive mobile video offering to their customers.
Keep your customers
Placeshifting as a service is a key differentiator that adds real value for your customers and leverages the broadband service you already offer. Your triple play just got stronger as Sling Media technology maintains and increases customer ARPU.
Viewed content is already tied to secure and authenticated set-top box. Your customers can enjoy the content they have paid for—anywhere.
A powerful online guide
SlingGuide™ Enterprise enhances the way your customers browse, search, and discover their programming. They can search for shows by title, genre, network, keyword, or actor, and watch movie trailers. This makes it easy for them to find what they want to watch faster, or discover new content.
Why wait years for an expensive IP head end that will only solve a few pieces of the puzzle, when Sling Media technology is available now and can scale with your needs?
If you are a television service provider
The proliferation of video services and devices that are now optimized for streaming video indicates that consumers are very interested in watching video on devices other than their home TV. A traveler wants to view more than the local stations offered on the hotel TV while away from home. In‐home viewers want to watch TV while they are working in the garage or making dinner in the kitchen. Or they want to watch their favorite show on a second TV while the rest of the family watches something else on the big screen.
Partner with us
To provide a TV Anywhere service that delivers on everything your customers want, partner with us. We are 100% focused on TV Anywhere, allowing you to deliver elegant solutions that work for you, your business and your customers.
Work with Sling Media to add placeshifting capabilities to your hardware products via internal and external Slingbox technology. Or embed Slingplayer software on your CE device, giving Sling Media customers the ability to view TV anytime and anywhere over an Internet connection.
Television service providers
Sling Media technology integrated into a set‐top box satisfies your customers’ needs and desires to access secure, authenticated content on their schedule. And it helps you retain them by minimizing churn. Sling Media technology is the fastest path to deliver TV Anywhere, and is in fact complementary to many of the TV Anywhere services that have recently been trialed.
Mobile service providers
Slingplayer software makes it simple for your organization to deliver mobile video to your customers on the most popular mobile platforms and devices. Because a smartphone is possibly the most personal consumer electronics device your customers own, delivering video content that is customized to their viewing habits and personalized for their likes and dislikes is essential. The Slingbox or a cable/satellite set-top box with Sling Media technology embedded is simply the best way to deliver high quality, personalized video content to customers on their smartphones and tablets.