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Sling Media signs with Broadcom for TV Everywhere expansion

EchoStar-owned TV Everywhere company Sling Media and Broadcom have announced the integration of the Sling Media SDK into Broadcom’s latest set-top box system-on-a-chip (SoC) platforms.

Broadcom-powered boxes with Sling Media software will be available by the third quarter of 2012. Subscribers will be able to watch content available on the set-top on the various internet-connected devices. In a new survey commissioned by Broadcom, about 62% of US consumers said they would likely watch live TV on laptops, tablets and smart phones, if their television service provider offered the service for no extra charge.

“It’s clear that consumers expect a wide array of television viewing options on their favorite wireless devices, and EchoStar’s Sling Media technology solution is the gold standard for placeshifting,” said Dan Marotta, executive vice-president and general manager, Broadcom. “SlingLoaded support on our high performance set-top box solutions paves the way for exciting new mobile entertainment experiences.”