Watch the 2016 Little League World Series with your Slingbox

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It’s back! The 2016 Little League World Series started Thursday, August 18th and we cannot be happier. The Little League World Series received a lot of viewers this past week, and we wanted to take some time to talk about how the Little League World Series works. The World Series is split between 16 teams. 8 teams from the United States and 8 international teams. The 8 U.S. teams compete against each other while the 8 international teams also compete against each other. Then, the winner from the U.S. bracket will play against the winner from the International bracket in the Little League World Series Championship on Sunday August 28th.

The U.S. has won the Little League World Series 33 times while International teams have won 36 times. Can we bring the title home with us this year?

 

Summer never ends with Big Brother: Top 10 Entertainment

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Your 10 most watched programs of the week on Slingbox, non-sports edition, were as follows. Check after the list for a few quick thoughts on this week’s most watched home entertainment:

1. Today
2. Big Brother
3. NBC Nightly News With Lester Holt
4. Bachelor in Paradise
5. ABC News Good Morning America
6. The Big Bang Theory
7. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
8. Power
9. FOX and Friends
10. The Young and the Restless

Big Brother continues to remain a highly watched show among Slingbox users. This reality TV game show follows a cast of Americans from all over the world with different backgrounds. The fun part about the show is that in order to survive and have the chance of winning $500,000, you must lie, deceive, win competitions, or do whatever it takes to get to the end. This show is a great way to see what happens when you drop a bunch of people in an enclosed environment for a set period of time and say “good luck”. Luckily fans of this show will not see any Lord of the Flies reenactments happening, but things can get a bit shady inside the house.

This past week in the Big Brother house, the group of strangers began to divide. The cracks started forming a couple weeks ago when alliances started to feel uncomfortable with the people that had power. Time to expect the unexpected and see what will happen with this game.

We’ll be back Thursday with more

Top 10 U.S. cities with the highest amount of Slingbox users

Screen Shot 2016-08-10 at 10.08.15 AMConsidering that Slingbox can be used to watch your live TV from anywhere in the world, we gathered some data to see which cities in the United States have the most Slingbox users. These are the top ten cities with the highest amount of Slingbox users:

1. New York, NY
2. Houston, TX
3. Brooklyn, NY
4. San Francisco, CA
5. Chicago, IL
6. Los Angeles, CA
7. Saint Louis, MO
8. Pittsburgh, PA
9. Miami, FL
10. Ashburn, VA

As expected the larger cities have the highest concentration of Slingbox users. With New York, NY taking the lead with the most users. Ashburn, VA surprisingly is not too far behind. Sure they may be on the bottom of our list, but the fact that they made the top ten list out of all cities in the United States is extremely impressive. Ashburn has about 0.5% the total population compared to New York, NY with approximately 43,000 people living there right now. Way to go Ashburn!

Here at Slingbox we want to give a big shout out to these cities who are using their Slingbox to watch their live TV from anywhere in the world. Keep using your Slingbox, and represent your city!

In Memoriam: Blake Krikorian (1968-2016)

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“We are saddened by the tragic news of Blake’s passing. He was a true visionary who forever changed the content landscape when he envisioned the evolution of TV Anywhere capability over a decade ago with the founding of Slingbox. While I personally did not have the privilege of meeting him, from my conversations with several employees at Sling Media who knew him well, it is clear that he was beloved by all who had the pleasure of working with him. Once he believed in something his passion was second to none, and while he was a successful entrepreneur he never forgot the ‘human element’ in his attitude towards his colleagues. Outside of the company he was a friend to everyone and genuinely cared for people’s well-being, which is a rare virtue that no one at the company took for granted. His impact and legacy reaches far beyond his work at Sling Media and his loss will be felt by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.”
–  Mark Vena, vice president of worldwide marketing, Sling Media

Catch all your Olympic games this weekend with a Slingbox: Top 10 Sports

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This past week, major sporting events are winding down as the 2016 Rio Olympics will be taking their place. Will America bring back the gold?

1. 2016 PGA Championship
2. SportsCenter
3. Futbol Mexicano Primera Division
4. NASCAR Racing
5. U.S. Olympic Trials
6. WWE Monday Night RAW
7. Women’s Open Champ
8. Basketball
9. Cricket
10. Futbol

With the Olympics right around the corner, large sporting events have begun to slow down. The biggest event this past week was the 2016 PGA Championship where Jimmy Walker won his first major championship title with a score of 14 under par. He was only one shot ahead of the reigning champ Jason Day! The PGA Championship was held at the Baltusrol Golf Club in New Jersey. Horrible weather was customary during the entire championship, and there were many delays and waterlogged parts of the course. The tournament started two weeks in advance due to the 2016 Rio Olympics that will be occurring very soon.

The 2016 Rio Olympics will have their opening ceremony on Friday, August 5 at 4:00PM (PT) on NBC. Let’s see how the opening ceremony this year compares with the past ceremonies we have seen. Swimming will be the first sport to air from Saturday, August 6th at 6:00PM. Men’s 400m individual medley will start off the 2 week Olympic events.

We’ll be back later this week with entertainment.

Watch everything from politics to reality shows with a Slingbox: Top 10 Entertainment

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Last week was news. This week politics have been making their way onto our top 10 list.

1. America’s Choice 2016
2. Republican National Convention
3. America’s Election HQ
4. Big Brother
5. Today
6. Hannity
7. The Kelly File
8. The O’Reilly Factor
9. The Bachelorette
10. Democratic National Convention

This past week, Slingbox users have been keeping up with politics. America’s Choice 2016 was the most watched program, and there were a lot of great speeches and also a few not so good speeches. Michelle Obama had a very moving speech and instantly started trending on social media. Not only was America’s Choice 2016 highly watched, but so were the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. Considering how the Republican National Convention was viewed more than the Democratic, maybe that means there are more Republican Slingbox owners.

The Bachelorette is also coming to a close as the contestants fight for the very last rose. I do not know enough about that show to talk much about it, but I do know that every Monday, my mother and sister start drinking wine at 6pm in preparation for the 8pm debut of the show. Big Brother on the other hand offers a great way to always be in tune with what is going on in the house. They provide a live stream service of the house 24/7 and it is a great way to spy on the houseguests. Talk about zero privacy.

We’ll be back Friday with sports.

Slingbox fans tuning in to their favorite news programs: Top 10 Entertainment

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News can be considered entertainment right? Slingbox fans are watching a lot of news programs recently.

  1. Today
  2. America’s Got Talent
  3. The O’Reilly Factor
  4. The Kelly File
  5. Big Brother
  6. The Big Bang Theory
  7. Hannity
  8. ABC News Good Morning America
  9. America’s Newsroom
  10. Anderson Cooper 360

This past week on the top 10 entertainment list, news programs have been populating our charts. It is interesting to see where Slingbox users go to watch the latest news. The Today show continues to draw in a lot of viewers on a daily basis. Possibly due to the time it is on, or the entertainment it provides people, the Today show always maintains a top spot on our list every week.

In other news (no pun intended), Big Brother remains a favorite show among Slingbox users. Considering that the show airs three times a week for one hour each, we would be surprised if they did not make our list. This reality show is filled with lies and deception, but this year especially, things have really ramped up. All of the contestants must have become numb to all the lies because it doesn’t seem to bother them at all. More for my enjoyment though. Who doesn’t love a little drama every now and then?

We’ll be back next week with more!