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MEDIA ALERT: Sling Media, Makers of Slingbox, Launches the SlingPlayer™ (Kindle Fire Edition) Application

Who: Sling Media, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar, Corp., and makers of Slingbox and placeshifting technology

What: SlingPlayer (Kindle Fire Edition) application for’s Kindle Fire tablet. For more information, visit the SlingPlayer (Kindle Fire Edition) page.

When: Tuesday, Janauary 31, 2012 is the official launch date

Why: SlingPlayer (Kindle Fire Edition) allows Slingbox owners to extend their living room TV experience to their Kindle Fire tablets. When connected to a Slingbox SOLO or Slingbox PRO-HD, SlingPlayer (Kindle Fire Edition) makes it easy to watch their favorite shows, change channels, control their digital video recorder (DVR) anywhere their Kindle Fire can connect to the internet. They never have to miss another show or game, no matter where they are.

How: For $29.99, consumers can download the SlingPlayer (Kindle Fire Edition) application from the Amazon Appstore for Android.

For review purposes, media requests must be sent to Monica Nakamine for access to the SlingPlayer (Kindle Fire Edition) application.

About: Sling Media, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation, is the leading provider of video placeshifting products and services for consumers and television service providers. Sling Media’s product family includes Slingbox, which provides consumers with the ability to watch and control their living room TV shows at any time, from any location, using internet-connected PCs, Macs, tablets and smartphones. For more information, visit or

Monica Nakamine
Sling Media, Inc.
monica.nakamine at slingmedia dot com
(650) 293-8635 direct