Today, Sling Media’s sister company DISH announced Sling TV, an over-the-top (OTT) Internet-delivered TV platform. It’s a really exciting new service that we’re happy to be associated with, but it does require a bit of branding housekeeping on our part.
Effective immediately, the features we called “SlingTV” that were introduced in September — like the onscreen Gallery view, Rotten Tomatoes integration for movies, Thuuz integration for sports scores and statistics, and contextual YouTube integration across all content — will be known collectively as simply Slingbox 500. We never changed the name of Slingbox 500 hardware, so we’re streamlining the entire product into one name. And to be clear, nothing about the product itself is changing at all.
Since Sling Media’s founding in 2004, we’ve dedicated ourselves to being the world’s No. 1 “no compromise” provider of TV Anywhere solutions. We take it as a huge compliment to our brand that DISH chose to license the Sling name for their new OTT service, which we know will honor the spirit of our mission statement. If you’re interested in learning more about DISH’s Sling TV, you can check out their page on the product here; if you want to know more about our Slingbox 500, you can check out our page on it here.