Foster City, CA - Sling Media, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), is pleased to announce SlingPlayer Mobile for BlackBerry will be available for download as part of a public beta beginning December 30th, 2008.
SlingPlayer Mobile software lets users watch their TV and all its programming via their handheld device. Information on SlingPlayer Mobile for BlackBerry, including device support, system requirements and download information can be found on: http://ca.slingmedia.com/go/blackberry.
Sling Media will make SlingPlayer Mobile for BlackBerry available to Slingbox customers in the U.S., Canada and the UK at launch.
The following is a list of BlackBerry smartphones that will be supported in Canada at launch and available through Rogers Wireless.*
BlackBerry Bold 9000
BlackBerry Curve 8900
BlackBerry Curve 8320
BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220
BlackBerry Pearl 8120
*Sling Media continues to work with our partner, Research In Motion, to bring SlingPlayer Mobile to additional BlackBerry models. As more platforms are updated to support SlingPlayer Mobile we will add them to the list of officially supported devices. In addition, device support is dependent on your location and carrier. Please reference http://ca.slingmedia.com/go/blackberry. for more information and specific device and carrier support.
SlingPlayer Mobile for BlackBerry requires, in many cases, a software upgrade on your BlackBerry device. A full list of minimum requirements for each supported BlackBerry smartphone can be found at www.slingmedia.com/go/blackberry. You can also contact your local wireless carrier for information about upgrading your BlackBerry smarpthone’s device software.
SlingPlayer Mobile for BlackBerry will be available as a free download during the beta testing period.
About Sling Media
Sling Media, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), is a leading digital lifestyle company offering consumer services and products that are a natural extension of today’s digital way of life. 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 PCs, Macs, PDAs and smartphones and the revolutionary new SlingCatcher™, a universal media player that seamlessly delivers broadcast TV, Internet video and personal content to the TV. Sling Media is also the company behind the video entertainment web site, Sling.com, offering consumers a wide variety of popular TV shows, movies and other entertainment free for viewing online or on the TV using SlingCatcher. For more information on Sling Media, the Slingbox or the SlingCatcher, visit www.slingmedia.com.
About Keating Technologies
Keating Technologies, headquartered in Markham (north-east Toronto), Ontario, is a three time winner of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies Program. As Canada’s leading branch outsourcing service to the high technology industry, the company has been responsible for bringing more than $1 billion in technology products and services to Canadian businesses and consumers. Keating provides Total Market Management® services including sales, marketing and customer support through its offices in Vancouver and Markham. For more information about Keating Technologies, please visit www.keating.com.