UK Debut for SlingPlayer Mobile

Sling Media has announced that its award-winning SlingPlayer Mobile software is now available in the UK for select Nokia Nseries and Eseries devices, running S60 3rd edition software on the Symbian OS. SlingPlayer Mobile gives Slingbox owners the ability to watch and control their home TV from a network-connected mobile phone.
Customers have been calling for this software from the time we first announced support for the Symbian OS last autumn and I am thrilled to be making it available on more devices and more networks with todays announcement,” says Blake Krikorian, Co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Sling Media. SlingPlayer Mobile really enhances the overall mobile experience. People love their living room TV programming and simply want the ability to watch it on any device wherever they happen to be.”
SlingPlayer Mobile gives consumers their entire home TV experience, including local channels, local sports teams, video on demand and pay per view. Any programme that you can watch on your sofa back home, you can now watch via a PC, Mac, Palm OS, Symbian or Windows Mobile-based device via Internet connections worldwide. In addition, SlingPlayer Mobile users can also control their home digital video recorder to watch recorded shows, pause, rewind and fast forward live TV, or even program new recordings while on the road.
The enhanced, personalised Mobile TV experience is enabled by Sling Medias breakthrough product, the Slingbox. The Slingbox redirects, or placeshifts live or recorded TV from an analogue or digital cable box, satellite receiver, Freeview box, digital video recorder or DVD player ,to the viewers 3G or wi-fi-enabled handset or laptop, located anywhere in the world.
SlingPlayer Mobile is a marvel of innovation, and really comes to life on Symbian OS, which has been engineered to deliver the very best in mobile multimedia experiences,” says Jerry Panagrossi, Vice President of US operations for Symbian. This new release of SlingPlayer Mobile for Symbian Smartphones brings compelling new data revenue opportunities to operators, and a feature-rich service to consumers looking for convenient access to their home TV channel surfing, programming and viewing experience.”
Sling Media is making this version of SlingPlayer Mobile for Symbian OS available to customers in the UK, US and Canada on a select number of Nokia handsets at launch, and plans to extend support for additional handsets in the near future. The retail price of the application is 19.99. You can download the application, and see a list of supported handsets, here.