Sling Media Announces Availability of SlingPlayer for Android Tablets


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Sling Media Announces Availability of SlingPlayer for Android Tablets

All New Application Turns an Android Tablet into a TV



【21 October 2011, Hong Kong】Sling Media, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), today announced the availability of SlingPlayer™ for tablets running versions 3.0 or later of the Android™ operating system. Available for purchase on the Android Market, the application lets Slingbox® owners extend their living room TV experience to their tablets and takes advantage of the higher performance, screen resolutions and video quality the latest Android devices can deliver. Familiar custom on-screen remote controls closely mimic the same experience the user has from the couch at home.


SlingPlayer for Android Tablets is now available for HK229 from the Android Market. The application can be purchased, downloaded and installed in minutes. With the new application of SlingPlayer for Android Tablets, the price for Slingbox PRO-HD is lowered from HK2,680 to HK2,380 let more local consumers to enjoy HD visual experience.


The SlingPlayer application for Android Phones will continue to work in "Compatibility Mode" on tablets at no extra charge. The Android Phone version of the application streams from all Slingboxes, but not at the higher quality resolutions available on tablet devices.


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About Sling Media

Sling Media, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), is the leading provider of video placeshifting products and services for consumers and television service providers. Sling Media's product family includes the internationally acclaimed, Emmy award-winning Slingbox that allows consumers to watch and control their living room television shows at any time, from any location, using internet-connected PCs, Macs, PDAs, tablets, and smartphones. For more information, visit

About EchoStar Corporation
EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) provides set-top box equipment, digital broadcast operations, and satellite services that enhance today's digital TV lifestyle, including products from Sling Media, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary. Headquartered in the U.S. in Englewood, Colorado, EchoStar has more than 25 years of experience designing, developing, and distributing award-winning television set-top boxes and related products for pay television providers and is creating hardware and service solutions for cable, Telco, IPTV and satellite TV companies. EchoStar includes a network of 10 digital broadcast centers and leased fiber optic capacity. EchoStar also delivers satellite services through 10 satellites and related FCC licenses. Visit

About Synergy Technologies (Asia) Limited

Synergy Technologies (Asia) Limited was established in 1991. It is a subsidiary of SiS International Holding Limited (a company listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited). Synergy focused on developing as a leading IT company in the mobile solution sectors in both Hong Kong and PRC. Synergy has distribution rights for various world-famous brands of high-technology products including, Acer, Doro, Huawei, Samsung, Sling Media, Sybase iAnywhere, Symantec and Tonino Lamborghini, etc.
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