India, January 23 , 2013: Slingbox -- The innovative device which helps you access your home cable or satellite television box, DVD player or music box from anywhere in the world through a PC, Android/iOS tablet or smartphone -- will be exclusively available in India through cinema sound and projection specialists Cinerama Pvt Ltd.
The partnership will enable Sling Media to leverage Cinerama’s existing network in over 20 cities. Says Sanjay Agarwal, Director, Cinerama Pvt Ltd: “We are delighted to partner with Sling Media in their new go-to-market strategy. We are confident that Sling Media’s unique product and our expertise with the High Net worth Individuals I segment in south and west regions will result in mutual growth and benefit.”
Adds Raman Venkatachar, General Manager and head of operations at Sling Media, India: “The consumer market in west and south India has evolved phenomenally with the growth of tablets and smartphones. We believe that Cinerama has the competence and expertise needed to reach potential Slingbox customers and build a strong proposition for our products in these markets.”
The two variants of Slingbox that will be available in India are: Slingbox 120: easily connects to practically any home theater device and streams standard-definition (SD) content to a computer or mobile phone over the Internet, from anywhere in the world. ...and Slingbox PRO-HD: has the same features as the Slingbox® 120 plus a high-quality HD viewing experience anywhere in the world, built-in tuner and connections for four video sources.
Cinerama established a chain of specialised retail outlets, under the brand umbrella of Cinebels, showcasing technologically advanced products from across the globe and thus providing complete and customised solutions for HNI's and their life-style homes.
Sling Media, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), is the leading provider of video place shifting products and services for consumers and television service providers. Sling Media’s product family includes the internationally acclaimed Slingbox that allows consumers to watch and control their living room television shows at any time, from any location, using internet-connected PCs, Macs, PDAs, tablets and smartphones. Sling Media Pvt. Ltd. has been operational in India since 2005 and is headquartered in Bangalore.