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Sling Media

January 9, 2007 2:07 PM


Over at the Sands Expo, Sling Media has got the biggest booth in the Anytime Anywhere Tech Zone. Of course, that may have something to do with Sling being the sponsor of this little area. Nevertheless, the booth is hopping more than any other so far at the Sands with attendees checking out the newly introduced Sling Catcher. It should be available later this year and it’s a new Sling tool that lets you send programming from your TV to another TV in the house. Sling also is angling for every sales opportunity possible. It’s set up a Sling Box store right next to its booth and if you buy a Sling Box here and now you get the software for Sling Mobile for free and also a $25 Visa debit card. “Use it in Vegas and treat yourself to something nice,” the woman at the booth said in her pitch to me. I asked how many boxes Sling had sold so far at the show. The answer: more than 10 and less than 100.

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Do you happen to know who was doing the 1/2-hour Sling demo's? I was right in the booth behind Sling (MusicIP), and I know all of his lines memorized by heart.

The best guess we could come up with was an actor that had done some things, but we were too busy to get over there and chat him up. He always seemed to duck out right after his presentations....

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