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AllStar
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From Lightreading:

LAS VEGAS -- Sling Media Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) and Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM) today announced the integration of the Sling Media SDK into Broadcom’s latest set-top box (STB) system-on-a-chip (SoC) platforms. The collaboration paves the way for manufacturers of STBs and CE devices to offer consumers a solution for watching their favorite television content wherever they want on whatever device they want, with an Internet connection.

Sling Media’s licensed software ecosystem supported on the Broadcom® BCM7425 Dual HD Transcoding MoCA 2.0 Gateway SoC gives users a full-featured multi-screen, multi platform viewing solution.

Broadcom-powered boxes with SlingMedia are expected to be available by the third quarter of 2012. Subscribers will have the ability to watch any content available on the STB on the widest range of portable devices with full authentication.

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Sounds like the Slingbox functionality could be added to the Directv box; knowing DTV however it probably would be another $3 /month charge.
 

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It would be against Echostar's interest to limit the licensing to exclude D*. As a separate company spun off from DISH it shares the same Chairman with DISH. It would be against his fiduciary responsibility to ECHOSTAR's shareholders to favor DISH in its licensing.
 
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