Placeshifting (Slingbox, Hava, etc)

Dish Network Purchases Sling Media

This just in from the "out of left field" department... It was only a short time ago that Sling Media publicly revealed they have been working with DirecTV on their new SuperCast NFL service, only to announce today that EchoStar Communications (owner and operator of the other major US satellite TV provider) has just acquired the company for roughly $380 million dollars.

Sling Media just announced that EchoStar Communications has struck a deal to acquire them for cash and stock options valued around $380 million combined. If you don’t know who EchoStar is, they own DISH Network®.