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Sling Media Demonstrates SlingPlayer Mac During Macworld Conference and Expo; New Software Client Extends the Functionality of the Award-Winning Slingbox to the Mac Faithful.

SAN MATEO, Calif. -- Sling Media, Inc., a digital lifestyle consumer electronics products company, today announced SlingPlayer Mac, giving Mac users the ability to watch and control their home television from an Internet-connected Macintosh computer anywhere in the world. The software client is in alpha, but the company is conducting a demonstration outside the Macworld Conference and Expo taking place this week in San Francisco, California.

"Having grown up a Mac fan here in Northern California, I am personally very excited to be demonstrating the capabilities of the Slingbox on the Macintosh operating system," said Blake Krikorian, co-founder and CEO of Sling Media. "From the time we announced the Slingbox, over a year ago, Mac customers have asked us when we'd deliver a Mac version of the SlingPlayer software. We are happy to say it is well on its way."

Just like the SlingPlayer software for Windows-based computers, SlingPlayer Mac will deliver the ability to watch living room TV programming from virtually anywhere you can get a broadband Internet connection anywhere in the world. On-screen remote controls will allow full manipulation of the home television source, including the ability to change channels and navigate menus. In addition, if a customer has a digital video recorder (DVR) they will also enjoy those added features including the ability to pause, rewind or fast forward live TV or watch recorded content stored on the DVR.

Sling Media will deliver SlingPlayer Mac in the second quarter of 2006. The software client will be available as a download from Sling Media's web site and SlingPlayer Mac will also be compatible with all existing Slingboxes.

The Slingbox is a breakthrough consumer electronics product that enables consumers to watch their living room TV programming from wherever they are by turning virtually any Windows PC, Windows Mobile-based device and now a Macintosh computer into a personal TV. The Slingbox redirects, or "placeshifts," a single live TV stream from a cable box, satellite receiver, or DVR to the viewer's device of choice -- located anywhere in the home or anywhere in the world, via the Internet.

The Slingbox is available for purchase from leading retailers including Best Buy, Circuit City, CompUSA, Fry's and Amazon.com for an MSRP of $249.99. For additional retail locations or to order online from Sling Media directly, go to www.slingmedia.com.

Since its debut in June 2005 the Slingbox has met with critical acclaim from major personal technology reviewers, including columnists from The Wall Street Journal, MSNBC.com, CNET.com, The Financial Times, Network World and LAPTOP Magazine, among others. The Slingbox has also received numerous industry awards across multiple categories, including innovation, engineering and design. Sling Media most recently received a PC World "Innovations" award, Time Magazine's "Best Inventions of 2005," BusinessWeek's "Best Products of 2005," a "Best of What's New" award from Popular Science and a "Breakthrough Innovation" award from Popular Mechanics.

For more information or to set up an appointment to view a demonstration during the Macworld Conference and Expo, please contact Brian Jaquet at 415-235-4844 or jaquet@slingmedia.com.

About Sling Media

Sling Media, Inc. is a digital lifestyle products company creating a family of consumer electronics products that are a natural extension of today's digital way of life. The first member of the Sling Media family is the award-winning Slingbox(TM), a device that allows consumers to access their living room television experience at any time, from any location, using a variety of different displays including laptop and desktop PCs, handheld computers and smartphones. The Slingbox is available from leading retailers nationwide and through Sling Media's own website. For more information on Sling Media or the Slingbox, visit www.slingmedia.com.
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