NETGEAR BRINGS LIVE TV TO NEOTV STREAMING PLAYERS WITH SLINGPLAYER
Addition of SlingPlayer to NeoTV means you can extend your living room TV viewing experience to any TV in your home
LAS VEGAS – January 7, 2013 – NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR), (www.netgear.com), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, announced today at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES®) the addition of Sling Media’s SlingPlayer® to the NETGEAR line of NeoTV Streaming® Players. SlingPlayer software ensures that you will never miss your favorite programming by extending the live TV experience to any TV enabled by a NeoTV Streaming Player, whether NeoTV (NTV300), NeoTV PRO (NTV300S), NeoTV MAX (NTV300SL) or the just-announced NeoTV PRIME with Google TV™ (GTV100).
With the combination of a NETGEAR NeoTV Streaming Player and a Slingbox®, you can now easily enjoy streaming of your favorite live TV shows, sporting events, recorded programming and even premium movies on any TV using your Internet connection. The living room TV experience can now be extended to a second or third TV and even remotely to a TV outside of your home using SlingPlayer on a NeoTV, without having to lease additional set-top boxes from your cable or satellite service provider.
In addition to SlingPlayer, NETGEAR has also added TuneIn Radio and ShopNBC to a growing list of hundreds of existing NeoTV streaming channels including Netflix, Hulu Plus, Vudu, Pandora, Rhapsody, YouTube, Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) and many more. TuneIn Radio offers streaming music, sports and news from every corner of the earth, with over 70,000 radio stations and 2 million on-demand programs, while the ShopNBC channel gives you access to live streaming feeds from one of the most popular home shopping networks. Another enhancement to the international content available via NeoTV is WKNTV, which offers Korean programs that include both live streaming and video-on-demand (VOD) content.
“The line between broadcast live TV and broadband streaming continues to narrow,” said Damir Skripic, product line manager for connected entertainment at NETGEAR. “With the addition of SlingPlayer, Slingbox owners can now use their Internet connection to stream live or recorded TV programming to NeoTV Streaming Players connected to any TVs at home or even remotely.”
NeoTV Streaming Player (NTV300) is a simple-to-use device that’s an ideal solution for streaming thousands of movies, TV shows or songs to TVs in full 1080p HD and 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound. In addition to all core NeoTV features, NeoTV PRO (NTV300S) also offers Intel® WiDi, giving consumers the ability to wirelessly display their compatible laptop screens on their TVs at up to 1080p full-HD resolution. Building on the features of NeoTV PRO, NeoTV MAX (NTV300SL) extends the home theater experience a step further by offering a two-sided remote control with a full keyboard, and giving you the ability to play your personal media files from a range of external devices, including USB hard disk drives, USB thumb drives, and DLNA Certified® media servers. NeoTV MAX is an honoree in the 2013 CES® Innovations for Design and Engineering Awards program.
Pricing and Availability
The entire NETGEAR NeoTV Streaming Player line is available now in the United States from major retailers in stores and online. The suggested retail price of NeoTV Streaming Player (NTV300) is USD $49.99; NeoTV PRO Streaming Player (NTV300S) is USD $59.99; and NeoTV MAX Streaming Player (NTV300SL) has a suggested retail price of USD $69.99.
Visit www.netgear.com/landing/stream/tv/#neotv to learn more about NeoTV Streaming Players. For information on other NETGEAR connected entertainment products, please visit www.netgear.com/stream. NETGEAR launched a number of new WiFi, networking and media streaming products today during a press conference held in conjunction with the opening of CES in Las Vegas. Read the other CES-related announcements from NETGEAR at netgear.com/about/press-releases/.
About NETGEAR, Inc.
NETGEAR (NASDAQGM: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. For consumers, the company makes high performance, dependable and easy to use home networking, storage and digital media products to connect people with the Internet and their content and devices. For businesses, NETGEAR provides networking, storage and security solutions without the cost and complexity of big IT. The company also supplies top service providers with retail proven, whole home solutions for their customers. NETGEAR products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless, Ethernet and Powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. NETGEAR products are sold in approximately 25,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 40,000 value-added resellers. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in over 25 countries. More information is available at www.NETGEAR.com or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at twitter.com/NETGEAR and www.facebook.com/NETGEAR.
About Sling Media
Sling Media, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation, is the leading provider of video placeshifting products and services for consumers and television service providers. Sling Media’s product family includes Slingbox, which provides consumers with the ability to watch and control their living room TV shows at any time, from any location, using Internet-connected PCs, Macs, tablets and smartphones. For more information, visit www.slingbox.com.
Intel® WiDi requires an Intel® Wireless Display enabled PC, NETGEAR NeoTV PRO or NETGEAR NeoTV MAX and a TV. 1080p HD resolution is available on second-generation Intel® Core™ processor-based PCs with built-in visuals enabled. Consult your PC manufacturer. For more information, see http://www.intel.com/go/widi.
©2013 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, and NeoTV are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries. Sling Media, Slingbox and SlingPlayer are registered trademarks of Sling Media, Inc. Google TV is a registered trademark of Google, Inc. Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries. DLNA Certified is a registered trademark of Digital Living Network Alliance. Other brand names mentioned herein are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective holder(s). Information is subject to change without notice. All rights reserved.
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