WATCH THE MASTERS GOLF TOURNAMENT LIVE APRIL 9-12 ON SLING.COM
Foster City, Calif., April 8, 2009 — Sling Media, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), is delivering the Masters Golf Tournament live April 9-12 on Sling.com, a free video entertainment website.
The Masters Tournament kicks off Thursday morning, and Sling.com will be livestreaming (and live-Tweeting) all four rounds. Tune in for all-day coverage on three simultaneous video streams, each from a different angle. Golf enthusiasts can also visit Sling.com’s GOLF page for the latest previews and videos from CBS Sports, the Golf Channel, GolfTV, IMG, RBS Golf Vignettes and more.
Below are Sling.com’s five favorite reasons to watch golf's most fabled tournament this weekend.
5. The Biggest Names in Golf Are in the Running
Vijay Singh, Sergio Garcia, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods and virtually every other top player on the PGA Tour have legitimate shots at winning the green jacket this year.
4. Golf's Teenage Stars on Display
There are a few teenagers in the running at Augusta, including 19-year old Rory McIlroy from Northern Ireland and U.S. Amateur Open winner Danny Lee.
3. That Tiger Woods Guy
Tiger Woods came back from a knee injury to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational two weeks ago. Woods is sure to be in the running for his 15th major win.
2. Padraig Harrington Tries for Third-Straight Major
While Woods was hurt, Padraig Harrington quietly won the British Open and PGA Championship last season. If he wins the Masters, it will be his third major championship in a row.
1. Spend the Day on Amen Corner, Not Your Office
Even if you're not a golf or sports fan, you'll get a kick out of (virtually) spending the day at Augusta National's pristine golf course. The best course in the country is unmatched in its history and tradition, and is about 15-times better than your cubicle.
Sling.com is an ad-supported online video portal that gives users free access to a premiere library of diverse professional content from television networks, movie studios, sports leagues and top websites. A true “water cooler on the web,” Sling.com combines professional programming with a unique editorial voice and easy, logical navigation, allowing users to browse within special channels, networks, and show pages that feature long-and short-form content from a variety of video partners. A full list of channels available on Sling.com can be found at http://www.sling.com/network/list.
About Sling Media
Sling Media, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), is a leading digital lifestyle company offering consumer services and products that are a natural extension of today's digital way of life. Sling Media's product family includes the internationally acclaimed, Emmy award-winning Slingbox™ that allows consumers to watch and control their living room television shows at any time, from any location, using PCs, Macs, PDAs and smartphones and the revolutionary new SlingCatcher™, a universal media player that seamlessly delivers broadcast TV, Internet video and personal content to the TV. Sling Media is also the company behind the video entertainment web site, Sling.com, offering consumers a wide variety of popular TV shows, movies and other entertainment free for viewing online or on the TV using SlingCatcher. For more information on Sling Media, the Slingbox or the SlingCatcher, visit www.slingmedia.com. To watch your favorite TV shows and movies, check out www.sling.com.