NXP Powers Sling Media’s New SlingCatcher Set Top Box
SlingCatcher streams digital video (broadcast, personal content and web video) to the TV giving customers the ability to enjoy content on the big screen
NXP today announced it is supplying Sling Media, Inc. with the processing power to drive the new SlingCatcher, a next generation digital media device that seamlessly delivers broadcast, broadband and personal content to your TV.
Enhanced by NXP’s STB810 IP set-top box solution, SlingCatcher lets users “sling” video content from one TV to another—for example, from a Digital Video Recorder-enabled TV to another screen in your house or hotel—and from your PC or laptop to a TV.
“Consumers have long wanted anytime, anywhere access to TV and digital media, and NXP is collaborating with Sling to truly empower this engaging, personalized experience at home or on-the-go,” said Christos Lagomichos, executive vice president and general manager, Home business unit, NXP Semiconductors. “NXP technology powers the SlingCatcher, so consumers can stream content from the Internet to their TV or to another TV making anytime, anywhere access a reality.”
“Sling Media is always looking for ways to push the envelope and deliver never-before-imagined ways to enjoy digital video, which is enabled by our collaboration with NXP on SlingCatcher,” said Bhupen Shah, CTO and co-founder, Sling Media. “SlingCatcher enables us to deliver an enhanced multimedia experience with advanced content to consumers anytime, anywhere.”
The SlingCatcher is on demonstration at CES in Sling Media’s booth, #73106, in the Sands Convention Center and in NXP’s Semiconductor Showcase at the Wynn.
NXP is a top 10 semiconductor company founded by Philips more than 50 years ago. Headquartered in Europe, the company has 37,000 employees working in more than 20 countries and posted sales of EUR 5 billion in 2006. NXP creates semiconductors, system solutions and software that deliver better sensory experiences in mobile phones, personal media players, TVs, set-top boxes, identification applications, cars and a wide range of other electronic devices. News from NXP is located at www.nxp.com.
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