Symbian Sling deal is ‘Pure Sweetness’

Symbian has teamed up with Sling Media, a digital lifestyle consumer electronics products company, to bring consumers mobile TV to Symbian smartphones.

Sling Media will deliver a version of its SlingPlayer Mobile software application – currently available only in the US and Canada – for Symbian OS in select European and Asian countries during Q4. The US will be included “shortly thereafter”.

SlingPlayer Mobile sends customers’ complete home TV recordings and channels to mobile handsets using standard network connections, including 3G and wifi.

The software will enable users to watch “any program that can be watched at home,,, on supported Symbian smartphones using 3G or WiFi, including support for terrestrial TV, Freeview, cable, and satellite TV,” Sling said. “In addition, SlingPlayer Mobile lets users control their home personal video recorder (PVR) to watch recorded shows, pause, and rewind live TV or… queue new recordings while away from home.”

Blake Krikorian, ebullient co-founder and CEO of Sling Media said: “I’ve been using a beta version of the SlingPlayer Mobile on a Symbian smartphone and it’s pure sweetness.”

Jerry Panagrossi, vice president of US operations at Symbian said: “SlingPlayer Mobile is a breakthrough in mobile TV viewing that captures the essence of the new smartphone lifestyle, representing a new level of interaction with the world and immediacy for information and entertainment.”

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