In Memoriam: Blake Krikorian (1968-2016)


“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

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7 comments on “In Memoriam: Blake Krikorian (1968-2016)

  1. Timothy James says:


  2. Ronald J Johnson says:

    Visionary . thank you and RIP

  3. Anon says:

    So so sad. Btw, he was born in 1967.

  4. Frank says:

    Thank You Blake for helping us beat the greedy fat cats of Cable Television by implementing the fair use act with Slingbox. You have truly changed the world of television.

  5. Bobby Loo says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. He was truly a visionary.

  6. Doc says:

    Changing the world for the better is a gift. Being a friend to everyone and caring for others is special.

  7. Steven Palacio says:

    Blessings to Blake’s Family and Friends. Sounds like a Wonderful person that we was taken at a young age. His Love, Passion and Entrepreneurial gifts were needed else wear. His Legacy lives on! Make him proud!!

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