Sling Media, the company that sells a device that allows consumers to access programs and movies on their TV sets from remote location, announced Tuesday the creation of a new video website. "Users can go to Sling.com to watch a huge selection of clips, TV shows, films, news and sports in high quality, for free, anytime they want, a company announcement said." It added that video programming will come from over 90 providers, including 20th Century Fox and Universal Studios and NBC. Jason Hirsschorn, the company's president, said in the announcement ""Sling.com is a wonderful combination of premium video content, television viewing, robust editorial and consumer-friendly access and socialization features." It did not detail how the "socialization features" will be employed. In addition it said that owners of its Slingbox device will now be able to view their home television and digital video recorders remotely via the Sling.com website.

03/12/2008