Channel Master Adds Slingbox to Retail Lineup
Move Brings TV Everywhere to Channel Master Over-The-Air DVR Customers
Phoenix, AZ--(November 14, 2013) - - Channel Master, a major manufacturer of television antennas and home entertainment equipment, today announced that the company will offer Slingbox products for customers who own a compatible Channel Master DVR product, allowing them to watch their free HD broadcast content on additional screens inside and outside of the home.
Sling Media's Slingbox allows consumers to enjoy their live and recorded TV content on computers, tablets and smartphones from anywhere in the world with a broadband connection. Slingbox is compatible with Channel Master's CM-7000PAL DVR immediately, and the company plans to announce compatibility with additional Channel Master products.
"Slingbox's impressive technology primarily targets cable and satellite customers, yet with Channel Master's deep roots in the antenna market, we know there also is similar opportunity among other TV households seeking advanced features," said Shane Rinke, director of online sales at Channel Master.
Since its inception in 1949, Channel Master has offered the company's name-brand TV antennas and accessories to consumers. This is the first time a brand other than Channel Master will be offered through the company's retail website, signifying the unique value Channel Master attributes to Sling Media's complementary products.
Two Slingbox models are now available for sale through Channel Master's online store. The Slingbox 350 is the entry-level product with a retail price of $179.99 and the Slingbox 500 is the top-of-the-line model, offering HDMI support and Wi-Fi, and will carry a retail price of $299.99.