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Sling Media  Acquired by EchoStar (2007 $ 380,000,000 )

1051 E. Hillsdale Blvd, Suite 500
Foster City, CA 94404
Website Company Summary Management Team

Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) David K. Chao (DCM Ventures)
Former outside board: Ryan McIntyre (Foundry Group Managing Director)

Business description: Sling Media is a new kind of consumer electronics company working to demystify convergence technologies and to create empowering experiences for the digital media consumer. The focus of Sling Media solutions is to embrace - not replace - existing products and standards, enhancing them with hardware and software that will greatly improve consumers' usage experience. The company is gearing up for its first product introduction -- The Slingbox Personal Broadcaster. The Slingbox is an intelligent device that allows users to enjoy their entire live TV experience from any device, via any network, anywhere in their home or around the world. The Slingbox connects to and placeshifts content from any cable box, satellite receiver, or personal video recorder (e.g. TiVo)
Customers include: CBS 5 (KPIX-TV) ViaSat
Partners include: Symbian ;  National Hockey League

Rounds: 3
Recent Fundings: Jun 2007   Jan 2006
Capital raised: 62.1M
Last Round: 5.0M
Ownership: Acquired by EchoStar (2007 $ 380,000,000 )
VCs include: DCM Ventures Mobius Venture Capital Goldman Sachs;  The Hearst Corporation ;  Hercules Capital
Corporate investors: EchoStar Communications;  Liberty Media

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Record updated: Jan 2010
Sector: Software
Year Founded: 2004
Headcount: 201-300 as of Nov 2010
Rounds: 3
Recent Fundings: Jun 2007   Jan 2006
Capital Raised: 62.1M
Last Round: 5.0M
Ownership: Acquired by EchoStar (2007 $ 380,000,000 )