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|ARRIS Teams with Sling Media to Introduce Multiscreen Media Streamer|
The ARRIS MS4000 (Media Streamer 4000) is powered by Sling Media technology, and will be available to all service providers deploying the ARRIS Whole Home Solution. The standalone box works with the popular ARRIS MG5000 Media Gateway Series to give subscribers the capability to watch live and recorded content on tablets, smartphones, and other mobile devices—in the home and on-the-go.
"Sling Media is a pioneer and leader in content place shifting. The MS4000 is a strategic addition to our evolving follow-me TV portfolio that empowers service providers to keep pace with consumer demand," said
A recent Sling Media customer survey found that current users of Sling Media's retail products, the Slingbox 350 and Slingbox 500, are better connected and watch more live linear and DVR content to more devices in more places than average consumers—a desirable and increasingly demanding demographic that service providers can now address with the MS4000 platform.
"Sling Media technology is the best way to extend the entire living room TV experience anywhere and we are delighted to now be working with ARRIS, an industry leader in media gateway and broadband technology," said
About the MS4000 and ARRIS Whole Home Solution with MOXI
The ARRIS Whole Home Solution platform also features a next-generation MOXI UI that makes finding media content as easy as surfing the Web—a perfect complement to multiscreen streaming experiences. The MS4000 will be available for sale in late Q1 2014 to all service providers deploying the ARRIS Whole Home Solution, allowing them to satisfy demand for media streaming on mobile devices.
The MS4000 Media Streamer is powered by award-winning Sling place-shifting technology and serves as a companion device for the ARRIS MG5000 Media Gateway. The platform supports in-home and remote streaming to mobile devices, enabling service providers to offer live TV and DVR content experiences...anywhere.
For a preview of the MS4000 Media Streamer, visit ARRIS at IBC 2013 (Hall 1, Stand 1.D31). More information is available online.
According to the Fourth Annual Media Engagement Barometer by ARRIS, people are watching more content, in more ways, on more screens than ever: globally, over half have downloaded a TV program to a mobile device, with over quarter doing so on a daily basis. On average, TV services are watched away from home, four days a week. This fundamental shift to multiscreen viewing has created an opportunity for service providers to address the demand for streaming media services and reach consumers on their favorite devices—wherever they are.
About Sling Media
ARRIS is a premier video and broadband technology company that transforms how service providers worldwide deliver entertainment and communications without boundaries. Its powerful end-to-end platforms enable service and content providers to improve the way people connect – with each other and with their favorite content. The Company's vision and expertise continue to drive the industry's innovations, as they have for more than 60 years. Headquartered north of
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Jeanne Russo, ARRIS Group, Inc., +1-215-323-1880, Jeanne.Russo@arrisi.com; or Brian Jaquet, Sling Media, Inc., +1-415-235-4844, email@example.com