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Slingbox gets cool with NHL

Written by Dave Horvath @ 08 Jun 2007 19:58 User comments (4)

Slingbox gets cool with NHL The National Hockey League has inked a deal with Sling Media, makers of the Slingbox. The Slingbox allows users to stream media from your television or DVR to any computer in the world. This deal is part of a push for their new service Clip+Sling which takes on a service similar to the popular YouTube website. The NHL has agreed to allow users to not only stream their favorite games, but they can take specific clips from games and upload them to the Sling Media website. The NHL also promises to upload their own original content for the masses to consume.
In contrast, another sports group, Major League Baseball doesn't feel that this service does their franchise any justice. To quote an MLB representative, Slingbox will allow users to ""redistribution of content without MLBs express written consent". The MLB feels that allowing users to stream home games to anywhere in the world would interfere with their own already available content. The MLB hasn't made any moves towards legal actions to stop Sling Media from doing what it does best, but from the looks of it, it doesn't look like baseball fans will be able to partake in the same goodness.

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4 user comments

19.6.2007 1:27

Just give it time this will take off cause of the ability to transfer and download it to your devices.

29.6.2007 10:35

jime romes always talking about this.seems pretty cool...

310.6.2007 9:35

The slingbox essentially streams content, for all intents and purposes, live. This means all the commercials and other shit is sent with it (of course). So why is MLB bitching about it?

As for the online service, it is unneccessary especially because the NHL already has a deal with a site people will actually go to.

430.7.2007 21:21

This does open up a few doors for future potential.

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