On-Demand Video Entertainment Experience, Sling.com launches

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008 
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Site features content from over 90 providers including CollegeHumor, Comcast Entertainment Group, Discovery Communications, Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S., Hulu, IMG SPORTS MEDIA, Lifetime Television, Marvel Entertainment, MGM, National Geographic Channel, Ovation TV, PBS, Playboy, Sony Pictures Television, Reuters, Starz Media, The Onion and many more

NEW YORK, NY and FOSTER CITY, CA — Sling Media, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), announced the public launch of Sling.com, an online video entertainment destination. Users can go to Sling.com to watch a huge selection of clips, TV shows, films, news and sports in high quality, for free, anytime they want. This includes video programming from over 90 content providers spanning 150 content brands.

“Sling.com is a wonderful combination of premium video content, television viewing, robust editorial and consumer-friendly access and socialization features,” said Jason Hirschhorn, President, Sling Media Entertainment Group. “Users will have a blast watching great clips, full length shows and movies while customizing the viewing experience to their liking.”

Sling.com features:

  • Robust editorial programming: Sling.com’s editorial team creates great content including blogs, playlists and clip collections.
  • Socialization features: Users can subscribe to any channel, show or user to create a feed of programming and activity that reflects your personal tastes and those of your social network.
  • Slingbox access: For the first time, Slingbox owners can now access and view their home television (cable, satellite receiver) and DVR via the Sling.com website, making their Slingboxes available without a software client download.
  • “Our mission from day one was to enable access to content regardless of screen or source,” said Blake Krikorian, co-founder and CEO of Sling Media, Inc. “Sling Media will continue to link and meld video solutions from the television, computer and mobile device to create seamless experiences for consumers.”