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HD-enabled Sling set for CES

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 18 Nov 2007 17:30 User comments (1)

HD-enabled Sling set for CES In January 2008, EchoStar plans to make big Sling announcements in Las Vegas at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The company only agreed to buy SlingMedia a matter of weeks ago but last week in New York, EchoStar showed Sling's gear at its booths at both a pre-CES product expo and a press event in Pepcom's "Digital Experience" series. The deal between EchoStar and SlingMedia is worth $380 million.
EchoStar's plans for CES include the announcement of Sling Mobility Package, a bundle that will bring together an EchoStar HD-DVR receiver and Slingbox SOLO. Both are HDTV capable devices. The company may also use CES as a launch pad for Wi-Fi-enabled edition of the EchoStar Pocket Disk media player.

EchoStar Pocket Disk media player provides handheld access to video content. "It's possible that the bundle might include the WiFi Pocket Disk player, too, but that hasn't been decided yet," Francie Bauer, EchoStar's corporate communications manager, told BetaNews.


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117.12.2007 5:43

another HD transitions :)

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